MG42 12ga wad (250/bag)

MG42 12ga wad (250/bag)
Item Number: 072MG42
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MG42 12ga wad (250/bag)   

The MG42 has a wide ranging number of practical load uses including steel, and lead.  The cushion section allows the loader to adjust the wad height to accommodate various load capabilities.  Used for upland lead, steel shot target loads, and steel field loads. The MG42 features two molded slits for hunting patterns.

View sample LOAD DATA from our BP manuals


When using this wad and loading on a MEC 12ga press, consider purchasing and installing the MEC 16ga Rammer Tube – p/n 130505B-16.  This will eliminate the wad sticking as is encountered with the standard 12ga Rammer Tube.  Use of the 16ga Rammer Tube with non-toxic shot may cause some jamming in the tube which would require some gentle taps to the side of the tube upon extraction from the hull.


Alternatively, you can seat the wad by hand with the help of our handy Wad Nudges.


Product Type: Wad
Size: 12-gauge, 2-3/4" to 3"
Specifications: Shot cup body 1.792", Diameter 0.725", Thickness 0.060", Shot cup depth 1.247", Seal to cup bottom 0.555"

Typical Loads:
3/4 oz to 1-1/8 oz steel, 1-1/4 oz to 1-1/2 oz lead, 1 oz to 1-1/4 oz Hevi-shot
Maximum Payload:
1 oz steel, 1-5/8 oz lead, 1-1/4 oz Hevi-shot

Made in Italy

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Can’t do better than this wad 2/24/2024
Tried full length wads etc…..this wad works from 2 3/4 all the way to 3 1/2. I should have just stuck w this. I’ll save you the trouble, this wad is super versital and you’ll be in love
- Roger Champ, VA
MG-42 Wads 10/12/2023
Love these wads. Just to pass on some information, a 1/8” 28 gauge cork wad fits perfectly in the bottom of this wad. Gotta give it a little push under the tabs on the bottom with the back end of a pen, but they fit perfectly.
- Kenneth Krieb, NY
great wad 3/4/2022
Couldnt find a 1.25 oz of #1 bismuth load so I order these and x12 gas seal dropping this in fed 3 hull, 209a, and longshot using 111116-3532 advantages manual data was range finding snows today and shot 1 down from 110 yards with this load.
- Devin Wagner, SD
Excellent Buckshot Wad 9/7/2021
Ive been trying a good number of wads in my 00 buckshot loads. With the MG42 and BPI Original buffer I am getting fist sized patterns at 25 yards. Best buckshot wad out there.
Buy It, You Wont Regret It 10/3/2020
This is the best hunting wad in my opinion. I use it in all my Buckshot loads in 3 Remington Hulls paired with HS6 and 18 NP #1 Buck. My pattern is tight even at extended ranges of 60 yards with a Kicks Buck Kicker. also works well with my upland load and 1oz steel loads in Gold Medal Grand Hulls
- Alan Ecle, Jr, GU

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