LDPE wads proble ?

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LDPE wads proble ?

Post by Etienne Brule » Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:42 pm

Hi,

I am making some load development with the Olde Eysnowrth powder.

I use:

Sharps 45-90
Starline brass.
Federal G210M primers
79 grains OE 1 1/2
Creedmoor 45001 1-20
Spg lube
LPDE wad
Nespaper between wad and bullet.

Chrono speed: 1300 fps.

I found some broken or bent LDPE wad.

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Is it normal OR should I change for vegs to continue the load development ??

Thank you

Gerald

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Re: LDPE wads proble ?

Post by art ruggiero » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:10 pm

perhaps you need a thicker wad art

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Re: LDPE wads proble ?

Post by Woody » Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:40 pm

I've never seen that happen. If the sheet of LDPE was scratched prior to cutting the wad, It will be weakened at the scratch. Maybe enough to end up with what you show. Don't know. That's how I cut my strips of LDPE prior to punching wads. I score the sheet and pull off the strips.


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Re: LDPE wads proble ?

Post by Etienne Brule » Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:47 pm

Wads are 0.060 thick.

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Re: LDPE wads proble ?

Post by Woody » Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:52 pm

I use mostly .060 thick LDPE.

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Re: LDPE wads proble ?

Post by Gussy » Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:36 pm

I've picked up a lot of wads but never seen one like that. All I've ever picked up could have been reused. No idea how that would happen unless it hit something after exit ??

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Re: LDPE wads proble ?

Post by Tomklinger » Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:39 pm

Gerald,

I had some hit my chronograph that looked a lot like your damaged wads :D

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Re: LDPE wads proble ?

Post by mdeland » Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:33 pm

I have some plastic sheeting I've made wads from but prefer the .060 vegetable wads I punch out from Diesel head gasket material.
In the percussion revolvers I've been using the Duro-felt wads made of the hard .125 wool felt that seem to be working very well. I get tired of smearing grease over the ball ends in the chamber mouth with these guns so instead punch the felt wads out and soak in bullet lube and seat them under the ball.

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Re: LDPE wads proble ?

Post by John Boy » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:56 am

Gerald - my guess is you are seating the wads with the expansion die or the bullet ... using the powder compression die, I have never had the LDPE issues you posted
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Re: LDPE wads proble ?

Post by Lumpy Grits » Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:06 pm

Never found one of mine that look'd like that.
Most of the time. The ones I have found look like they could be used again.
How much, and just HOW are you compressing the wad and powder?
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Re: LDPE wads proble ?

Post by rdnck » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:48 pm

Every instance of case separation I have ever seen involved the use of LDPE wads. Your rifle is telling you it doesn't like that particular set up. I would go to fiber wads and never give it a second thought. Shoot straight, rdnck.
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Re: LDPE wads proble ?

Post by rdnck » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:48 pm

Every instance of case separation I have ever seen involved the use of LDPE wads. Your rifle is telling you it doesn't like that particular set up. I would go to fiber wads and never give it a second thought. Shoot straight, rdnck.
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Re: LDPE wads proble ?

Post by Lumpy Grits » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:52 pm

The only case separation I ever had, was with a .060 fiber wad. :?

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Re: LDPE wads proble ?

Post by Perentie » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:45 pm

First time I had separation was yesterday. No poly wads but.
New 45-90 Starline brass. Paper patched a Baco slick and thought I would breech seat and let the case fireform.
Filled the case with Wano 3F for a change as I had already done the same with 2F OK.
First shot hit the target. The next two missed and bust the cases an inch back from the mouth so I gave it away.
First time firing the cases and the only wad was a thin card at the mouth.
Got me bluffed as to the cause. :(

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Re: LDPE wads proble ?

Post by Lumpy Grits » Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:13 pm

Wet chamber and anneal the case necks before firing.
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