Paper Patching Book

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David Reiss CBA Membership Director posted this 05 February 2017

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onondaga posted this 04 February 2017

alco,

I read an excellent book to start paper patching for my 458 Win Mag. The book gave me a thoroughly good start:

https://www.amazon.com/Paper-Jacket-Paul-Matthews/dp/1879356023/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486181321&sr=8-1&keywords=the+paper+jacket

Gary

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SierraHunter posted this 04 February 2017

The paper jacket is a excellent book, and paper patching is a great skill to learn. Unfortunately, paper patched cartridges are a bit delicate and can not just be thrown into a guys pocket.

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onondaga posted this 04 February 2017

The paper jacket is a excellent book, and paper patching is a great skill to learn. Unfortunately, paper patched cartridges are a bit delicate and can not just be thrown into a guys pocket.
The newest PP method describrd uses Lee case lube to wet and roll patches and a powder graphite rubbed on with a piece of chamois. This strengthens the patches significantly, weather proofs them and makes them pocket friendly too. I've tried it it is great and very durable.
Gary

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onondaga posted this 04 February 2017

SierraHunter said, “Unfortunately, paper patched cartridges are a bit delicate and can not just be thrown into a guys pocket."

 

Well I tried the newest method in the book, wetting the patches with Lee case lube that is a soluble wax that dries hard. Rolling those patches on and then when dried coating them with powdered graphite using a scrap of chamois. This makes the PP's weather proof and durable for pocket carry of loaded PP'd ammo. I have tried this myself and it is excellent while solving the old problems of PPd bullet ammo not being weatherproof or durable.

The big plus side to PPing is that you can load the bullets to FACTORY pressure level even with soft pure lead if you wish, but The #2 alloy I use is fine too. Expansion on pure lead is very violent at factory load level but expansion level is now completely controllable by alloy without regard to pressure when PPing. This enables very creative terminal ballistics simply by alloy selection that is not available with any other cast bullet method but the PP. All the other cast bullet methods require alloy selection to load level by alloy hardness to achieve accuracy. PPs just don't have that limitation and this new method solves the problems that drove PPd bullets out of early commercial ammunition leading to Copper Jackets. In reality, PPd bullets are capable of higher accuracy than copper jacketed bullets altogether but production costs drove the market away from labor intensive PP bullets to less expensive copper jackets that don't shoot as well. They sold customers on “No Leading” with copper jackets but PPd bullets don't lead either. They didn't have Lee Case Lube then to make PPs durable and waterproof and that was the only complaint.

They are a bit of planning and work and I haven't stuck with them but they are terrific when you sit down and do it right with the newest method.

 

Gary.

 

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SierraHunter posted this 05 February 2017

I have a copy of the paper jacket if anyone would like to borrow it.

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45 2.1 posted this 05 February 2017

Well I tried the newest method in the book, wetting the patches with Lee case lube that is a soluble wax that dries hard. Rolling those patches on and then when dried coating them with powdered graphite using a scrap of chamois. This makes the PP's weather proof and durable for pocket carry of loaded PP'd ammo. I have tried this myself and it is excellent while solving the old problems of PPd bullet ammo not being weatherproof or durable.

 

. Expansion on pure lead is very violent at factory load level but expansion level is now completely controllable by alloy without regard to pressure when PPing. This enables very creative terminal ballistics simply by alloy selection that is not available with any other cast bullet method but the PP. All the other cast bullet methods require alloy selection to load level by alloy hardness to achieve accuracy. PPs just don't have that limitation and this new method solves the problems that drove PPd bullets out of early commercial ammunition leading to Copper Jackets. In reality, PPd bullets are capable of higher accuracy than copper jacketed bullets altogether but production costs drove the market away from labor intensive PP bullets to less expensive copper jackets that don't shoot as well.

Gary.

 

There is more than one method to water proof paper patch..... all in print over the last 50 years. Reading extensively would have revealed that. New is not always better.

The Bold statement in your reply is not true. You can control that by alloy selection and heat treating. BTDT with normal cast and PP from 22 caliber thru 12 gauge. The main problem is people just use too hard an alloy for everything.

 

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onondaga posted this 05 February 2017

SierraHunter

If you don't believe the Lee method of selecting alloy to be within 5% in ultimate strength psi to the psi of the load, I wont try to convince you other than to say that has worked for me and hundreds of thousands of cast bullet shooters 100%. it is just science.

Gary

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