>I will probably take your recommendation
>on the veggy wads eventually,
>but I have used sabots
>and really never had a
>problem with plastic build up
>because I add brass brushing
>the barrel in cleaning.
>I have been looking for
>the Swiss Powder, but cannot
>find where they sell it
>in Utah. Sorry, but
>one of my side hammers
>will not shoot Pyrodex P
>worth a darn and is
>a tack driver with black
>powder. I have also
>found the substitutes change performance
>with a temperature change more
>Here are the changes I am
>going to make: wrap
>the paper in reverse from
>what I did before.
>Make the patches wider (I
>noticed from your video the
>paper came up closer to
>the nose). Clean the
>bullets to get the sizing
>oil off. Use black
>Hope these changes improve the accuracy.
> Any other suggestions for
>changes I can make that
>may improve accuracy are certainly
>welcome. I am presently
>not sizing the papered bullets
>(they are sized from the
>supplier you gave me).
>I do not have a
>press and I am not
>going to purchase one unless
>I think it is imperative.
I personally have not had trouble of any kind with Pyrodex P but If you have then you have. I trust it but if you don't then that is a good reason not to use it.
If the bullet is the correct size before you wrap then sizing after the wrap is not necessary.
I bought an inline a few years ago from a man that said it would not shoot. I started to clean it and it had plastic in the barrel. I used JB bore paste and polished it with about 700 strokes. I found under the plastic was a layer of lead. It took a very long time to get to bare steel. Once I did the gun shot the paper patched bullets great.
One thing guys don't understand with paper patching is the paper protects the barrel from lead. The paper also protects the bullet from the barrel.
I have seen guys shoot some naked bullets then patched ones in the same range setting. That is something I don't recommend. For a gun to shoot paper patch well it need to be free of plastic and lead.
The only possible fouling a guy should have is powder and that can be cleaned out between shots with windex.
I fully understand that you clean with a brass brush and that is good. but plastic can build up as you are shooting. Even a tiny amount will change how the bullet shoots with the paper. If it leaves a tiny amount every time then the inside of the barrel is always changing.
On hollow base bullets I was using a wool felt over powder wad. I was having trouble with it and I have never had any trouble with the wool felt. A friend of mine was using the Vegetable fiber wad and was shooting great. the only thing I could think of was the wool felt was pushing into the cupped base allowing the fire to make contact with the base of the bullet. A small change can make a big difference.
Also remember that not every bullet will shoot well with paper patch. I have had some that were very much alike but shot well and the other didn't at all.
Like any shooting with any rifle finding the right load can be difficult. My 1-18 twist barrel has shown it likes only one bullet. That is the Lyman Whitworth bullet. It likes it paper patched with an over powder wad or naked with an over powder wad. Some bullets I just knew would be awesome didn't work out.
How hard are yours to push down the barrel without sizing?