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Thread: Anyone Making Cartridges for a Chassepot ?

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    Boolit Master

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    Feb 2018

    Anyone Making Cartridges for a Chassepot ?

    I was wondering if anyone was making paper cartridges for Chassepots and had any advice to give. Iíve watched YouTube, but I am sure there is a lot more knowledge to be had from folks on this forum.

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    Boolit Master

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    May 2015
    plains of colorado
    there is a whole write up on a thread about them, the guy has had quite good luck and even though I will never own one it was quite fascinating to follow him. just use the search feature in the top right corner.
    if you are ever being chased by a taxidermist, don't play dead

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    Boolit Grand Master
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    South Jersey
    Cartridge Lead bullet 25 g (386 grains) in paper cartridge
    charge 5.6g (86.4 grains) black powder
    Caliber 11 mm (.433 inches) ... 11x68
    Action Bolt action

    Rate of fire 8–15 rounds per minute

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check