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Wad shot cup depth

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by wlc, Apr 26, 2011.

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  1. wlc

    wlc Member

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    Are there any bad effects from the shot column being a little above the top of the shot cup?

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  2. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    Probably not - if you candle most of the premium target ammo that is what you will see. It would be something of a trick to get everything just perfect and still be able to get a good crimp on the shell without folding the wad into the edge of the crimp.
     
  3. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

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    Upon firing and with the setback, the shot will probably be covered.

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  4. Ross

    Ross Well-Known Member

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    Up until 1960s hulls were paper--wads were cardboard & felt or soft compressible material or cork etc. with no shot protectors at all, the 1st shot protectors I remember were just a small piece of plastic rolled into a cylinder & inserted into the hull before you dropped the shot charge. A company named Alcan came out with the 1st. practical shot protector called the Quick-Sert, it looked like a circle (O) with a square attached to opposite sides that you just laid on top of the paper hull & pushed down on top of the filler wad, they formed into a cup shape to hold the shot. Worked very well too, I still have a few left somewhere. Ross Puls
     
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    Upon ignition I have to assume that the wad is shoved so hard forward, so quickly, and the mass of the shot being what it is, compresses, so there is no problem.

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  6. wlc

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    Thanks all, I figured it was no problem but every time I'd see the shot above the petals I'd wonder about it.
     
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