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    Boolit Bub
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    Paper Patch

    What sort of paper

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    Boolit Grand Master

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    The paper is dependent on several things, Bullets Dia, Thickness, individual wrapping.
    A quick way to tell is bullet dia + ( paper thickness X 4) 2 wraps
    Wet or dry under tension the paper stretches slightly thinning a small amount.
    PP bullets are available in a small ranges in .oo1 increments to allow for different papers and bore / groove sizes.
    Papers vary in thickness most tracing papers air mail paper and drafting papers are worth trying. Seth Cole 55 w is popular,and works well. 25% cotton rag used to b the one

    Ideally the outer wrap turns to confetti while the inner unwraps with the fold under attached right at the muzzle. On a calm day you will see the confetti and inner wrap right in front of the muzzle

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    A beautiful sight as a PPB sheds its paper jacket ...


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    Boolit Buddy
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    I have shot a lot of PP bullets, this is cool.

    Buddies laughed at me when I was shooting 550 gr PP out of my 458 Winchester Magnum one day.
    Don

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    I shoot 250 grain paper patched bullets at 2350fps from my 358 Win. bolt gun
    They kill deer very well
    beltfed/arnie

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    I mainly want to pp muzzel loader bullets

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    Quote Originally Posted by ourway77 View Post
    I mainly want to pp muzzel loader bullets
    Try this.
    https://www.buffaloarms.com/9-pound-...h-pppaper.html

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    If you have an intact inner wrap you’re not getting proper bullet upset. It should be all confetti at the muzzle. Your paper is too thick to be cut evenly by the rifling, paper thickness exceeding rifling depth isn’t good, And it won’t shoot worth a crap @1000 yards.

    Kenny Wasserburger

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    As mentioned, the tricky part about paper patch bullets is the fit of the ppb to the bore. This means having a slick that when combined with a proper paper thickness allows for that good fit. It helps to save time and money and effort to try sample slicks and sample paper to get that good fit. Knowing the bore diameter is a good first start, too.

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