View Full Version : How much confetti?
08-14-2008, 01:21 PM
I am thinking about trying paper patching for .308, 8mm & 30-06. How much "confetti" do these loads throw out. If I shoot a 10 round rapid fire string during a vintage rifle CMP match am I going to be blowing a cloud of shredded paper in front of me and my competitors?
08-14-2008, 01:39 PM
Nah, I rarely find any pieces.
08-14-2008, 10:51 PM
The one fella I have met that PP for his 40/70SS only had a little bit come out the front on firing. If you didn't know about his boolits being PP, then you might not notice at all.
Yeah, almost a grain or two. Nothing like the trap blank loads of confetti I made up for my wife - others on the trap line would notice those a bit more than the fiberwads I used to use.
08-16-2008, 07:18 PM
When I use paper of about 0.003" or thicker I find small pieces ~ big enough to recognize but small.
I just did some .44 mags with 0.002" tracing paper and the bits were so small I had trouble finding them.
So no shouldn't be an issue.
08-17-2008, 10:39 AM
Naw...the confetti is camoflaged by that cloud of white smoke. If somebody asks what the specks on the ground are, tell him they are 'smoke particles'.
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