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The Cast Bullet Association Inc. Forum > Bullet Casting > Paper Patching > Paper patch moulds! Welcome to the CBA Forum. I have had luck in paper patching GG bullets, then sizing them to groove dia. For correct muzzleloading procedures please refer to your Owner’s Manual or contact the respective manufacturer. Frontier Muzzleloading. Age: 38 Location: Staunton, Va 24401 Registration date : 2008-05-19: Subject: paper patching the ML by idahoron. One thing I have found is paper patch bullets sometimes need a. Black powder is the most accurate powder you can use when shooting a.
After hunting with these bullets for a couple of years I know they will not come off the charge. My 4. 5 is . 4. 58, and it likes bullets that are . I size these to . I could probably go to . The reason is the lube can and does cause the paper to rip off the bullet when seating the bullet. I size dry and add some lube when I am target shooting but leave them dry when I am hunting.
Here is a target that shows the benefit of the paper patch. This is the rifle.
It is a TC Renegade with a 3. The sight is a Lyman 5. SML peep, and a Lee Shavers globe front sight with a level and long distance BPCR inserts. At 2. 00 yards I can aim at a milk jug and put the front pin on the jug and see jug all the way around the front sight.
The bullet was a 5. S& W bullet made with the Lee bullet mould. This is the rifle, it is almost the same as the other one. I made this rifle for my son to someday shoot a moose with if he ever draws. It is a double triggers TC Renegade with a 1- 2. Stainless steel Green Mountain barrel. The rear sight is the same as the other rifle.
The front sight is a Lyman 1. AML. This is the rifle I shot the buck with later in the article. I started to think a couple of years ago that Hornady would someday quit making the 4. Great plains bullet, turns out I was right. I started out not doing the paper patch. I just got discouraged with my lead bullets because I was not getting the groups I wanted out of my rifles.
I found an article about paper patching and wanted to try it. Since then I have played with paper type, bullet hardness, you name it I tried it. One thing I have found is paper patch bullets sometimes need a wad between the bullet and the powder, I make my own. I use a 3/8 pipe nipple and sharpen one end for the 4.
For my 5. 0 I use a 1/2 . I then cut out my wads out of wool felt I get from a fabric store. The 3/8 pipe will cut a wad that measures about, . The 1/2. I like my wads to be oversized to make a sure seal and not let any gas get around the wad. I lube the wad with Hornady Great Plains lube. I also use the Hornady lube on the bullet before I load it. One thing I have found is when you paper patch a bullet you get higher velocity from your normal charge.
In the picture above you can see that the point of impact raised when I shot the paper patched bullets. For me the paper patching has opened up my options in what I can shoot in my rifles. These days it seems like everyone is going to sabots.
While I have had good luck with them we can. So I needed to find another way, and the factory conicals in my opinion are either great or ****.
I love the Hornady Great Plains 4. Here is a TC bullet I found in one of my packs I bought. With this kind of bullet out there I had to try to make my own. I hope I can help other guys that are looking for a different way to get good shooting bullets.
And last the final product of the paper patching. Here are a couple of bucks that a friend of mine and I killed with paper patched 4. S& W bullets. My buck (the bigger one) was shot at a little over 1. The bullet was a pass through and was not found.
The buck of my friends was a quartering shot to him at 1. The bullet hit the shoulder breaking the main bone in the shoulder. The bullet went on to travel through the buck and it exited out the flank on the opposite side. The buck dropped at the shot and the bullet exited and was never found. His rifle is a TC whit Mountain carbine with a 1- 3.
He has not done a lot of testing with his gun he just used my load. My load is 8. 0 gr of Pyrodex P, a 4. I tested this load a bunch in my rifle. I also have an Ohler 3.
I know what the rifle is REALLY doing . I hope that this gives a little info on the paper patched hunting bullet. If you have questions feel free to ask.