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I’m growing weary of the “out of stock” for ½ inch fiber wads for shot shell reloading.  I’ve been thinking of making my own (un-lubed) wads but I’m coming up empty on finding the fiber that’s used, anyone know what/where it can be found?  Also if anyone has done this at home any thoughts or recommendations?

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12 minutes ago, irish ike, SASS #43615 said:

12 Ga, Out of stock.

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42 minutes ago, Tequila Shooter said:

I’m growing weary of the “out of stock” for ½ inch fiber wads for shot shell reloading.  I’ve been thinking of making my own (un-lubed) wads but I’m coming up empty on finding the fiber that’s used, anyone know what/where it can be found?  Also if anyone has done this at home any thoughts or recommendations?

I assume you’re loading BP. Are you loading brass or plastic hulls? If plastic, plastic wads work great for BP and smokeless. 

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43 minutes ago, Frontier Lone Rider said:

12 Ga, Out of stock.

I just checked again. In Stock. Scroll to the gauge you need.

As Abilene said I also use plastic wads for BP and smokeless. I used to use wads. But plastic wads work better. I use 11 gauge wads in my brass shot shells.

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3 hours ago, Tequila Shooter said:

I’m growing weary of the “out of stock” for ½ inch fiber wads for shot shell reloading.  I’ve been thinking of making my own (un-lubed) wads but I’m coming up empty on finding the fiber that’s used, anyone know what/where it can be found?  Also if anyone has done this at home any thoughts or recommendations?

I punched them out of 4 x 8 sheets of sound board. One sheet will provide plenty of wads. 

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3 hours ago, Assassin said:

I punched them out of 4 x 8 sheets of sound board. One sheet will provide plenty of wads. 

 

Do you know the name or maker of the sound board?

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7 hours ago, irish ike, SASS #43615 said:

 

I’m loading brass 12 gauge, so it uses 11 gauge wads and they’re out of stock.  That’s been the issue and the reason I’m thinking of making my own.

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1 hour ago, Tyrel Cody said:

Seems like you could use Toilet Paper...

 

Wasp nests are historically accurate and environmentally friendly. 

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8 hours ago, Tequila Shooter said:

 

Do you know the name or maker of the sound board?

Any lumber yard should have sound board. They may call it fiber board. 

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A couple of FCGF and Frontiersman shooters I know use newspapers!!  Works well for them and I’ve used their rounds on occasion!  Worked well for me too!!

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I didn't make fiber wads but used to make the top card wads for roll-crimped loads from an old deck of playing cards.

They worked very well as they were thin but stiff & were coated.

 

 

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Just fill the hulls with enough powder, then nitro card, then shot !  More powder = More FUN (LOL)

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I use Masonite siding board from Lowes. I have made a number of punches to cover all the calibers I shoot. After punching I lube them with a beeswax, Cisco, and vegetable oil mixture.

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Tequila Shooter, I see CircleFly Wads says they are too busy supplying their distributors right now to sell to individuals, and to contact one of their retailers.  Have you tried all these?

 

https://circlefly.com/buy

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4 hours ago, Abilene, SASS # 27489 said:

Tequila Shooter, I see CircleFly Wads says they are too busy supplying their distributors right now to sell to individuals, and to contact one of their retailers.  Have you tried all these?

 

https://circlefly.com/buy

 

Thanks Abilene, I just got a couple a 100, but I’m tired of hunting the websites every time I need some. So I thought if I make them myself I can have them anytime I need them.  What brought this up was when I was getting ready for Dark Days in January I needed some and again I had to hunt and was only able to get 1 package in time.

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6 minutes ago, Kid Rich said:

If you live close to or know someone who owns a farm or ranch dried cow patties work just fine.

kR

 

Well he does Iike to 'shoot the $h_.'.

 

Tequila, careful though, that stuff dries on the outside first. 

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On 3/5/2021 at 5:01 AM, Kid Rich said:

If you live close to or know someone who owns a farm or ranch dried cow patties work just fine.

kR

No levity involved here, just tryin to be helpful.

:rolleyes:

kR

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11 hours ago, Kid Rich said:

If you live close to or know someone who owns a farm or ranch dried cow patties work just fine.

kR

 

Just make sure they are from grass fed beef. The ones from grain fed beef are a little chunky :rolleyes:

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2 hours ago, Turkey Flats Jack said:

Skip the middle man and just contact the fella at circle fly wads. 

https://circlefly.com/

 

Circle Fly Wads, LLC

PO Box 36, Airville, PA. 17302

P/F: (717) 862-3600

 

for right now their only selling through the retail sites

 

Contact one of these fine retailers to purchase Circle Fly Wads

 

On-line:

Track of the Wolf Inc., Elk River, MN. (763-633-2500) trackofthewolf.com

Ballistic Products Inc., Corcoran, MN. (888-273-5623) ballisticproducts.com

Dixie Gun Works, Union City, TN. (800-238-6785) dixiegunworks.com

Precision Reloading, Mitchell, SD. (605-996-9984) precisionreloading.com

Buffalo Arms Co., Ponderay, ID. (208-263-6953) buffaloarms.com

The Gun Works, Springfield, OR. (541-741-4118) thegunworks.com

Log Cabin Shop, Lodi, OH. (800-837-1082) logcabinonline.com

 

 

 

 

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Just what I'd want to do is shoot rocks down my barrels.:rolleyes:

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1 hour ago, Tequila Shooter said:

for right now their only selling through the retail sites

 

Contact one of these fine retailers to purchase Circle Fly Wads

 

On-line:

Track of the Wolf Inc., Elk River, MN. (763-633-2500) trackofthewolf.com

Ballistic Products Inc., Corcoran, MN. (888-273-5623) ballisticproducts.com

Dixie Gun Works, Union City, TN. (800-238-6785) dixiegunworks.com

Precision Reloading, Mitchell, SD. (605-996-9984) precisionreloading.com

Buffalo Arms Co., Ponderay, ID. (208-263-6953) buffaloarms.com

The Gun Works, Springfield, OR. (541-741-4118) thegunworks.com

Log Cabin Shop, Lodi, OH. (800-837-1082) logcabinonline.com

 

 

 

 

Yeah ignore that and send him an email saying everyone is out of stock and you'd like to buy direct. 

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1 hour ago, Bailey Creek,5759 said:

Have you tried Dixie Gun Works ?

 

Creek it’s not that I can’t get them right now, it just bugs me that sometimes you can and sometimes you can’t get them, that’s why I figured if I could make them then I know I’ll have anytime I want.  Retirement has it’s benefits - time to try new things and see what works.

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