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Potato Load for Revolver

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by actionflies, Dec 25, 2007.

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  1. actionflies

    actionflies Member

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    Anyone ever try loading your 38spl or 357 with just a primer and potato for fun?:)
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    No!

    Sounds like a gun cleaning nightmare with all that potato juice getting blown into the cracks & crevices.

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  3. ReloaderFred

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    No, but I've used a primer and parafin wax, and it works great. Just push the decapped case through the 1/2" thick wax and it cuts a perfect "bullet", already seated. Then prime and shoot. You leave the priming to last so the air pressure doesn't push the wax back out.

    Hope this helps.

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  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    +1 on the Parafine wax bullets. Works great!

    But you probably need to drill out the flash holes to 1/8".

    Without it, the primers will blow out/set back and lock up the cylinder, or at least cause enough drag to really strain the lock-work.

    If you go that route, keep the modified cases separate and never use them again for normal reloads.

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  5. ReloaderFred

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    Yep, I forgot to mention drilling out the flash holes. Thanks, rcmodel.

    Fred
     
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