Selecting the Right

The wad is that part of the shotshell between the powder and the shot. A tight seal permits the expanding gas from the burning powder to push the shot column out of the gun barrel with maximum velocity.

Modern "wad columns" combine both the shot cup and the wad in one piece. These one-piece wad columns are the easiest to use, and therefore are most popular - especially with beginning reloaders. There are many different kinds. Use only the

SHOT SIZES

(Shown Actual Size)

Lead Shot

Buckshot

No.

Dia.

No.

Dia.

9

.08"

4 •

.24"

81/2

.085"

8

.09"

3 •

.25"

71/2

.095"

7

.10"

1 •

.30"

6

.11"

5

.12"

o •

.32"

4

.13"

2

.15"

oo A

.33"

Air

Rifle

.175"

BB

.18"

specific wad column recommended for the other components you are using.

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