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Shot buffer?

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 8:37 am
by P5 Guy
Buffered shotshells use plastic (polypropylene, polyethylene) beads to buffer the shot to improve patterns. Since the '70s lead has been banned when hunting over wetlands.
With all the ranting and raving about plastic pollution how long do shotshell reloaders and manufacturers have to find an 'environmentally friendly' shot buffer?
I've seen where reloaders use Cream of Wheat or grits as filler when loading low power ammunitions to stabilize the powder and keep the powder agains the cartridge head.
Would these be usable buffering material?

Re: Shot buffer?

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 6:29 pm
by dammitgriff
Only if they ain’t cooked.

Re: Shot buffer?

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 7:17 am
by P5 Guy
Getting ahead of the greeniacs and their hate for plastics.
Y'all wanna go back to paper wads and unbuffered shot?