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Offline moleeyes36

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Circle Fly Wads
« on: May 02, 2021, 11:54:16 PM »
At the range this weekend, one of the guys told me the gentleman that runs Circle Fly Wads has retired.  I was going to order some 12 gauge wads from TOW just now and found that they are out of stock of nearly all types of Circle Fly shotgun wads in the majority of gauges.  Anyone know of another source for shotgun wads if Circle Fly is not longer available?  Thanks.

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Re: Circle Fly Wads
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2021, 12:23:12 AM »
Try FlintlocksLLC,
Mike Eder owner, I think if it goes down a smooth bore, they have it.
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Re: Circle Fly Wads
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2021, 12:34:46 AM »
Thanks, Iíll check it out.

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Re: Circle Fly Wads
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2021, 02:26:02 AM »
Here's an outfit that says they have wads, fiber, felt, wool, paper and plastic.
and it's Canadian.
https://sporteque.ca/en/574-wad

The have some 10, 12, 28 and .410 bore wads, but everything on pages 2 and 3 are out of stock.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2021, 02:37:00 AM by Daryl »
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Re: Circle Fly Wads
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2021, 02:40:46 AM »
For Guys in the States and perhaps here too:
Ballistic Products has wads for ML shooting.
https://www.ballisticproducts.com/Cards-Filler-Wads/departments/856/
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Offline Brokennock

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Re: Circle Fly Wads
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2021, 05:05:36 AM »
I've gotten wads from Eastern Maine Shooter's Supply,,, but they may have been made by Circle Fly. I think their felt wads are their own though.

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Re: Circle Fly Wads
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2021, 03:25:51 PM »
I ordered 200 Ox Yoke Original pre-lubed felt wads from TOW for my 12 gauge shotgun.  Itís barrels are full and modified and may make loading easier than using 13 gauge conventional 1/2 inch cushion wads.  I never tried the thinner pre-lubed felt wads before, but if they work out okay, Iím all in.

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Re: Circle Fly Wads
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2021, 11:15:08 PM »
Circle Fly Wads
P.O.Box 36
Airville, Pennsylvania. 17302
1-717-862-3600

I called and left a message to the effect of asking whether, or not, they had closed due to retirement? I said that rumors were flying around the internet, and regardless, would they confirm, or deny so that I could inform the members of the American Longrifles Forum?

Waiting for a call back.

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Re: Circle Fly Wads
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2021, 12:24:48 AM »
Talked to Mr. Craig Smith, owner of Circle Fly Wads. The company is still in business. He has no clue where the OP's friend's information came from. Mr. Smith has not been to a shoot in 2 years, sooooooooo........????????

Circle Fly is booming.  He sells wads to....

Ballistic Products
Buffalo Arms Company
Dixie Gun Works
Precision Reloading
The Gun Works Muzzleloading Emporium
Dixon's
Track of the Wolf
Major & minor centerfire shotshell manufacturers

The above are just the companies that he mentioned that he sells to. There are most likely others.

He started off purchasing the various nitro material for the wads in 1 ton pallets, that took about 2 months to deplete. Last week he set a record by using a pallet of material in a single week. He told me that he has upped his most recent order to 4-pallet lots for the various thickness materials, because that's how far behind he is on back orders. With new orders constantly coming in.
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