Colloidal graphite wads

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bpd303

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Just wondering if anyone has used any colloidal graphite wads in their muzzleloaders.

I have some in ribbon form that I use in B P cartridges but have never tried them with my muzzleloaders. The information on the package says creates a non-slipping, graphite lubricating, gas sealing wad. They do work in my 43 Spanish, 43 Mauser & 45-70 loads.
 

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I had a box that my father gave me years ago & used them up.
I just picked up two of the original boxes off ebay.

They were used in the early days of wildcat cartridges to act as a gas check & prevent leading. They work well for blackpowder cartridges increasing velocity and improving accuracy.
I can't find any current manufactures for them and was hoping someone might have information on a supplier or formula for making them.

The wads I have are marked IPCO (trade mark) Wakefield Mass.
Seems I remember reading about someone having the formula but can't remember where.
 

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"Colloid" describes particles that remain dispersed - whether in gaseous, aerosol, liquid or solid state. I use colloidal silica with epoxy all the time. It's a powder.
 

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OK, that's a better description.

I guess I got the idea of solution when I read that folks wanting graphite in wads use Lock Ease, and the available Colloidal Silver that folks use.

I stand corrected, Thank you, :wink:
 
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