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Thread: Paper patch round ball

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    Boolit Mold
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    Paper patch round ball

    Hi, Iím going to try to paper patch my .690 round balls, anyone ever try it?
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    Boolit Man leadhead 500's Avatar
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    I have had mixed results with it, I have used Mylar wraps instead of paper and the groups will be inconsistent

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    Boolit Master

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    I tried and failed. I do use paper patch either cross patches or "tube" for smaller ball in wads.

    0.690" is one RB I've never gotten to work well naked or in shotcup. Most shotcups I can find are too thick and the one or two that had thin enough petals to use didn't work anyway.

    I tried paper patching a few years ago but results were no better so I retired my 0.690" mould. Now I load 0.662" or 0.678" round balls into shotcups or use 0.735" on a hard card wad column.

    Some have gotten 0.690" RB's in shotcups to work though so don't take my failure as evidence it can't work.

    Another option is donut wads. I may give that a try myself one day even though I have good round ball loads now but versatility is always good and 0.690" RB's are a nice weight.

    I think BPI brush wads do well with 0.690" RB's too so that's another option.

    Longbow

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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