POWDER - We suggest HODGDEN Pryrodex® P (FFFg) for the most smoke and bang for the buck while most local Walmarts carry it.
WADDING - A single sheet of brown paper (kraft paper or paper bag) works best, that when tamped it fills the bore as close to the top as possible to form a tight plug.
TAMPING - Works best with a soft nylon headed mallet and tamper using multiple light blows to compress the load first. Next add wadding (best results if one sheet of brown wrapping paper is used that ends up filling the bore as close to the top as possible). Tamp again until tight.