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Marshall,
I note that you caution against too much filler.I take it that you do not follow the idea that the case should be filled up,compressing the filler and the powder both.
I load the 45/70,which is almost straight -walled,and only insert a Dacron wad of 1 grain,or less.
I do fill the case when I am using quick burning powder,and it fills less then half of the case.
Is this in line with your thinking,or do you suggest that I change my method?
I also use a powder filler,called PufFlon,which has to fill the case,to be used pror\perly.
Frank
 

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Slangly,
I buy the Dacron in sheets,3/8 inch thick.I  cut them into 1/2 inch strips,and snip a 1/2 0r 3/4 inch length.This somewhat square wad is placed into the mouth of the case with a pencil point,to center it in the case,achieving maximum sidewall pressure to prevent it from shifting out of place.I set the wad onto the surface of the powder with the blunt end of the pencil,firmly,but not hard.
The PufFlon is a commercial cartridge case filler made in Texas. For me,it does only as well as does the Dacron .I use it for my hunting loads,which will take abuse,and be around for a year,maybe.I fear that there is an outside chance that the Dacron will shift,if handled roughly.
If the wad shifts,accuracy will go down the tubes,and there is a slight chance of a "ringed"chamber.
Frank
 
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