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Anybody load BP 10 gauge in brass cases? Loading sequence is powder, over powder wad, cushion wad, shot, overshot wad. Should the cushion wad be lubed? One local expert says absolutely, another says not necessary, one says absolutely not. :confused: Any thoughts on who's right?​
 

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My experience wasn't with 10 ga but I can't imagine 12 ga brass shells differ all that much from 10 ga brass shells, except for diameter. Anyway, for 10 years I routinely shot BP loads in my 12 ga brass shells and the loading sequence was exactly as the OP described. And I never lubed anything...wads, shot, or anything else. And, I never had a problem of any kind.

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Other end of the spectrum from Dave. I've been shooting BP in shotshells for 30+ years, plastic at first then brass. I always lube the cushion wad. I didn't have any problems either...lol! I do my muzzleloaders the same way.
 

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Other end of the spectrum from Dave. I've been shooting BP in shotshells for 30+ years, plastic at first then brass. I always lube the cushion wad. I didn't have any problems either...lol! I do my muzzleloaders the same way.
More power to ya! (smiley face goes here)

It would appear there may not be an absolute right answer to the OP's question.

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Anybody load BP 10 gauge in brass cases? Loading sequence is powder, over powder wad, cushion wad, shot, overshot wad. Should the cushion wad be lubed? One local expert says absolutely, another says not necessary, one says absolutely not. :confused: Any thoughts on who's right?​
This from someone who does not reload with anything, but I would guess that the main consideration will be for the integrity of the propellant. If any lube gets into the powder compartment, it could spoil the entire charge.
 

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Dave, as with many things I suspect it's what you're happy with....and they must all work or pdk wouldn't have three "experts" at his disposal....lol!!!

Lube isn't very likely to migrate past the over powder card. It didn't in cartridges and shells 130 years ago and doesn't now.
 

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Thanks for all your input. Been loading plastic for 12, 20 and 410 with smokeless for some time, but just recently started with 10 gauge, BP and brass cases. Have some ready to go with lube; think I'll make up a few without and see if one does better than the other. Really appreciate you all taking the time to share your experience and expertise.
 
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