Alliant Powder ®

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Wad

  • A plastic or fiber support component placed between the powder and the shot to protect the shot at ignition and propel it uniformly down the barrel
  • Wads are one-piece columns with a shot cup, collapsible mid-section and an "over-powder" or "obturating" cup
  • It also:
    1) helps contain the shot
    2) seals off the shot payload from the ignition gases to prevent deformation and
    3) protects the barrel from lead build-up
  • There are countless designs for wads, most designed to accommodate desired payload and case characteristic
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