Mixed results with Bess today. I set out to try a patched chewed ball over a wax wad and a wonder wad. Then I found I had no more wonder wads, just wax wads or "biscuits". The first shot fired, which is the patch and wads in the middle, hit the paper plate dead center at 50 yards. That load had been in the gun for some time. It was also a thinner patch then I was using today. You can see a little burn, but no tearing. Next, on far left, I loaded her up with a thick shotgun wad which you can see above the patch. Patch was a heavier material. I could find no spent wads, fired several, accuracy was poor, and below the patch was all I could find of one wad. The patch was both torn and burnt, the shotgun wad was obviously a very poor seal, although it was a nice tight fit when loading. One shot didn't even hit the back stop. (3'X4') The two others were about seven inches left and right of the paper plate. So then I just shot with a single wax wad (wonder wad dipped in hot bee's wax) under a patched chewed ball, and a thicker patch. Powder charge was 140 grains of 2fg Goex for all loads. (almost out of 1fg) Wonder lube was used for all loads. The wad with the little black specs is the wax wad, the other a Wonder wad. When found they were still stuck together. I could find none of the other wax wads. Results with a single wax wad were not super great, minute of paper plate. On the plate, but no actual "group". However, as you can see, far right, patches could be used again. The wax wad certainly seals the bore very well. Good for calling in Cougar, where my range is 35 yards or closer. But otherwise, I'll use the Jeager. The thick patch, (.023") and chewed .690" ball is a snug, but very easy to start and load combination. The wax wad has to be pressed a bit into the muzzle, but then slides down with no resistance. So, next time, using the wonder-wad/wax-wad combo, I'll experiment with the un-chewed ball and denim patch again, and thicker and thinner patching with the chewed ball. But, considering I have a good .62" caliber rifle, I don't think I'm going to beat myself up trying to obtain that mystical 70 yard accuracy. But I do want to shrink my fifty yard pattern up a bit. Bess never missed a beat, no flashes in the pan. She just goes BOOM every time. Wearing a T-shirt, the 140 grain charge was not punishing. Bessie is a good girl.