First BP paper cartridge


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blarby
August 8, 2013, 05:01 AM
This one is a 451 RB, a superlube wad, 20g of GOEX, and a flax paper.

That little dark spot ahead of the wad is not powder- its just lube darkening the paper.

The cartridge is TIGHT tight TIGHT.

So, how'd I do ?

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jldee55
August 8, 2013, 08:33 AM
As long as the lube doesn't contaminate the powder looks good, the proof is in the firing..

Crawdad1
August 8, 2013, 10:04 AM
Sure would make reloading easier, how did you roll it Blarby?

blarby
August 9, 2013, 03:55 AM
I just put the ball in the middle of the paper, and twisted the end.

Stuffed the wad in with a pen, and filled in the powder.

Twisted the other end, licked both ends to make it stick and clipped of the excess with a nail clipper.

Crawdad1
August 9, 2013, 10:21 AM
Blarby, did you first roll the flax paper around a dowel to make a tube? If you did what diameter dowel did you use and did you find it or make it?

The reason I'm asking is I might want to try this.

the Black Spot
August 9, 2013, 10:30 AM
Check out the very first thread that says "sticky: blackpowder essentials" there are some links to paper cartridges.

Steel Horse Rider
August 9, 2013, 10:34 AM
Crawdad: When I made paper cartridges for my Podewils-Lindner I used a piece of 1/2" copper tubing and fine tuned the diameter by wrapping with electrical tape. I used a thin craft glue (similar to rubber cement) to bond mine but I think mink oil would also have worked just fine. I am using copy paper which has been soaked in a potassium nitrate solution for mine.

Crawdad1
August 9, 2013, 10:56 AM
Thanks guys, need to read up on this it looks interesting.

blarby
August 9, 2013, 12:38 PM
No dowels were used in the making of this little BP pill :D

BowerR64
August 9, 2013, 03:59 PM
Crawdad: When I made paper cartridges for my Podewils-Lindner I used a piece of 1/2" copper tubing and fine tuned the diameter by wrapping with electrical tape. I used a thin craft glue (similar to rubber cement) to bond mine but I think mink oil would also have worked just fine. I am using copy paper which has been soaked in a potassium nitrate solution for mine.
Thats kinda how i do mine after i fine tuned the dowel i then wrap paper around it and scotch tape it so its as big around as its going to need but then all smooth. I scotch tape it where i lick the glue.

The first few i made slightly to large so i take the tape off till my loads just slip snug down into the chambers.

I had some problems with the first few i shot not going off. Then i started to tear the little twist off at the range till i see powder then i stuff it into the chambers. Iv never had any FTF when i started doing it that way.

I decided to stop rolling the ball in with the paper though. I noticed when i pack the cartridge it tears the paper off around the ball and leaves a little paper cap ontop of the ball. Ide rather not have that little paper cap there.

Now i just twist up both ends and then clip each end as i stuff them into the chambers.

I loaded up some Triple 7 last night, going to try them today see how they do. I hope they go off i maybe have packed them in a little tight.

I normally load with a level 357mag cartridge and then a 9mm cartridge cut in half with filler, wonder wad then ball. This shot the best for me with pyrodex 3FG and CCI #11 caps

swathdiver
August 9, 2013, 04:29 PM
Looks like mine without the taper. Mine drop right to the ball because I first rolled them on a tapered dowel rod.

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