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Offline Froogal

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Paper cartridges
« on: April 20, 2022, 08:31:38 AM »
Let's just say that I have learned how to NOT make them. I watched some videos, thought I could take a shortcut or two. I'm really glad that I invested in that nipple wrench. Back to the drawing board.

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Re: Paper cartridges
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2022, 09:28:06 AM »
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Been using Dustin Winegars kit, works great for me.  Real simple and quick way to do round balls:  Cut the cigarette paper in half, roll on the former, trim the bottom if needed, then glue on the end cap.  leave the top uncut.  Place in die, dump in powder charge, then drop in the ball, squeeze the ball down tight on the powder, then twist the paper shut atop the ball.  Done.  I like to dip the ball end in melted lube, or you can just lube over the ball in the revolver.
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Re: Paper cartridges
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2022, 10:35:45 PM »
I also use Dustin's paper cartridge kit, and it works great.  I am shooting .36 and found a conical bullet that works really well in making paper cartridges.  It is a heeled .375 diameter lead conical bullet intended for the original 38 Short / Long Colt.  It has a long heel and the top is rounded from Old West Bullet Moulds available in 125 and 150 grains weights.  Since the top of the conical is round, it is not deformed when I ram them in my Pietta 1851 Navy.  I use 20 grains of 3 Fg APP and no lube, since APP recommends not using lube.  They shoot great
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Re: Paper cartridges
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2022, 01:19:47 PM »
Yeah Dustin’s kit is truly the best out there.
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