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Product Reviews: pertaining to shooting BPCRS.
Tips and Tricks

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Cornell Wad Punch, Walter's Wads, Case Cleaning, Home-Made Fouling Remover
Croft Barker, Wayne McLerran


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Wad Punch, mounted on your reloading press

by Tom Berwick, June 1997

Punching wads for your BPCRS loads can be tedious and painful, particularly if you miss the punch with the hammer. Also, the noise can be so loud you need hearing protection. Fred Cornell of Custom Shooting Accessories has solved this problem with an extremely well made Wad Punch which mounts on your reloading press. The beauty of this is obvious, no pain, and extremely easy operation. The ram portion of the punch replaces your shell holder and body of the holder replaces your die set.   Currently priced $49.95 + $2.00 shipping.

After mounting, simply feed the wad material (I use milk carton) through the opening and lower the ram on your press. A perfectly round wad is produced. I punched out about 200 wads in this fashion so quickly it was amazing. Several different caliber punches are available. Contact Fred at the following:

Fred A. Cornell
Custom Shooting Accessories
3579 Wilawana Rd
Sayre, PA 18840
(570) 888-9236
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Walter's Wads:

John Walters of Moore, Oklahoma makes a high quality vegetable fibre wad for those of you who don't like to cut your own.  John's products are uniform, pre-cut Vegetable Fibre Wads for Black Powder Rifle Shooting.  They are available in any Caliber from .25 up to 10 guage, in the following four (4) thicknesses:  .010, .015, .030, .060.  The wads are priced at $20.00 plus $1.00 Shipping per 1,000 wads.   John also has Pure Tin available - $6.00/lb
1 LB. Bars - Certified Weight & Purity.  Contact John at:

John Walters
500 N. Avery Dr.
Moore, Oklahoma 73160
(405) 799-0376

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Case Cleaner:

If you want an inexpensive method to clean your cases after firing, try this.  Buy a gallon of Castrol Super Clean™ at your local auto parts store.  Put about 1 oz of the concentrate in your brass cleaning jug, fill with water,  and drop your cases in after firing.  If you want to keep your cases out of the sludge, get one of the stainless steel scrubbing pads at Walmart and put it in the bottom of your jug.  When you get the cases home, shake the jug a few times, drain, and rinse the cases in clean water.  You can drop the wet cases in your tumbler and run a few hours.  (Don't put wet cases in corn cob.  Use crushed walnut hull instead).  Your cases will be sparkling clean and the Castrol is a lot less expensive than some of the commercial case cleaning products available.

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Bore Cleaner:

Tired of spending big bucks on bore swabbing compounds and cleaners?   There is a simple home-made recipe that does a fine job of removing black powder fouling from your bore with out costing a fortune.  Mix equal parts by volume of rubbing alcohol, Murphy's Oil Soap, and hydrogen peroxide.  This inexpensive formula makes a great swabbing solution and removes fouling with 2-3 passes through the bore.   Since this solution contains hydrogen peroxide, be sure to run a dry swab through the bore and if finished shooting, lubricate the bore with a high quality machine (gun) oil.

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The Black Powder Cartridge Silhouette Handbook
by Croft Barker

This "how to" book by YCSA Club Member Croft Barker takes some of the mystery out of the Black Powder Cartridge Game.  A lot of do's and dont's about the sport are explained in an easy to understand manner.

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Browning Model 1885
Black Powder Cartridge Rifle
by Wayne McLerran

A reference manual for the shooter, collector & gunsmith.  Includes detailed disassembly & assembly instructions, modifications & improvements for Browning & Winchester Model 1885 High-Wall Rifles manufactured by Miroku Firearms Manufacturing Company.

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DISCLAIMER:

All products reviewed here were performed by Tom Berwick. All opinions pertaining to those items are his alone and are not intended to reflect acceptance or endorsement by any other individual or company mentioned within the body of this Web Site.
To request information about YCSA, please eMail tberwick@sbcglobal.net.
Revised: July 14, 2009.