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newspaper patching?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by MErl, Apr 19, 2013.

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  1. MErl

    MErl Member

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    was setting up some targets and saw these large bullets sitting on the berm. Picked em up because they were so large and in reasonable shape.

    I noticed on the base there was lettering, looks reversed. Could this be from someone patching their bullets with newspaper or is it from something else?
     

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  2. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

    kwhi43@kc.rr.com Member

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    Paper from butter.
     
  3. Oyvind

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    It's probably from a newspaper wad. Many BPCR shooters use a newspaper wad under their bullets to prevent the wad column sticking to the bullet base.
     
  4. Don McDowell

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    Most likely a news print wad under the bullet. Most folks do not patch greasegroove bullets. Bullets that are paper patched usually show evidence of the paper grain on the bearing surface.
     
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