Paper cartridge know-how ? (Muzzleloading)

by Fabian23 ⌂, Switzerland, Friday, August 17, 2007, 12:11 (4619 days ago) @ Øyvind F.

Picture, pictures, pictures! :-D I don't know of people here in Norway
that shoots the Chassepot. I have wondered about getting myself a
Chassepot or a Dreyse needle gun, but haven't got around to it yet.

I use a method I found on t'interweb, with a few adaptations of my own:

I use nitrated paper ordered from Dixie, cut it up according to my chamber dimensions.


Some recommend filling the cap with powder before glueing it to the disc, I don't with the theory that it will slow the needle down as it passes through.






The strip of paper around the bullet is also nitrated paper, it is not intended to produce a patched bullet, it is just to provide a tight fit into the paper tube. Currently I use 55gr Swiss#2 with a traditional 45-70 RN bullet.

Managed to score 82 last time I did a series (50m) with it. It does not like being held 'target style' unlike my Vetterli for instance, I always get my best results with standard rifle grip.

It isn't a faithful reproduction of the real one, I'll try that someday. I'm just happy with my current concoction, which the rifle seems to like.

Give me iron, steel and wood! Tupperware guns are for losers!

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