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Wad shot cup depth

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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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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.
 

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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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