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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.
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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.

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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.

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