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· Gold Bullet Member and Noted Curmudgeon
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And - in fact if not legend - the purpose of either lubing the charge-holes over the projectile or using greased wads is NOT to prevent chain-fires, but to help keep fouling soft so you can (a) shoot more before stopping to clean things and (b) make clean up easier. A properly fitting ball will fully seal the front of the charge hole against flame penetration - but loose caps will allow flash to get down the nipples to set off adjacent charges.
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