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Claybuster wads collapsing

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I reload 1 ounce loads using CB pink wads. I use a Mec sizemaster, gun club hulls, 17 grains of Promo, Fiochi primers, and West Coast hard 8 shot. The pointer on the wad guide barely moves when putting in the wad, the crimps are perfect and everything works well. Just recently I shined a flashlight on a finished hull and was surprised to see that the wad had collapsed, the sides almost looking like a X. After a little trial and error I saw that it is collapsing during the final crimp. Is this normal for these wads?

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It's a normal thing for a wad to collapse a little during the crimping operation. As long as they are not badly distorted or cocked. These wads were originally designed to be used with some very dense powders, so they will likely collapse a little when a bulkier powder is used. I wouldn't worry about it.
 
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