Dry paper-patching made easy

Talk with other Shiloh Sharps shooters.

Moderators: Kirk, Lucinda

SSShooter
Posts: 2519
Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:06 am
Location: Jersey Shore

Re: Dry paper-patching made easy

Post by SSShooter » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:39 am

In my limited experience with 55w paper, wet patching is easier/quicker/better results. I wet the entire patch on both sides, which removes the curl that Arnie mentions in his efforts above. For me, the wetness allows for an easy/quick wrap of the bullet by rolling on the soft mat I use under my work. Also, the wetter the paper that overlaps the base the easier it is to get it to fold over before sitting on the coffee-cup warmer to dry. As I gain experience I may find other methods that work better, but wet for now. YMMV.
Glenn

Kurt
Posts: 7636
Joined: Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:28 pm
Location: Not Far enough NW in Illinois

Re: Dry paper-patching made easy

Post by Kurt » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:02 am

:roll: :lol: I just finished loading some ladder loads with a new lot of Swiss for the .40-65 and A tray of bullets slipped and dumped in the ammo box :?
Well I thought I might just as well show that even dry patched bullets stay wrapped when dumped LOL.
IMG_3707 2.jpeg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
The reason a dog has so many friends is because he wags his tail instead of his tongue.

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery"Winston Churchill

User avatar
bpcr shooter
Posts: 368
Joined: Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:30 pm
Location: Madison, Wi

Re: Dry paper-patching made easy

Post by bpcr shooter » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:59 am

Robert,
Rooster Labs makes a product called Rooster Jacket, its for water-proofing you PP bullets Ive got some but never used it so I cant tell you how well it works. My thoughts were to use it for hunting but I soon realized that if you just put them in a small bag the result is probably the same if not better and its a lot less messing around.

I started out wet patching and did that for quite a while but, I always noticed that my patches shrunk exposing the ogive line and I didnt want that, so I started to dry patch. That really helped me after I got a DDPP bullet as rolling those on a board wet got pretty tricky. Now I patch just like Kurt...watching old movies that the wife hates :lol: :lol:
NRA Life Member
NRA Endowment Life Member
NMLRA Member
Winnequah Gun Club Member
WIFORCE Member
SCI Member

User avatar
bpcr shooter
Posts: 368
Joined: Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:30 pm
Location: Madison, Wi

Re: Dry paper-patching made easy

Post by bpcr shooter » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:00 am

Incase your interested...

https://roosterlab.us/products/

matt
NRA Life Member
NRA Endowment Life Member
NMLRA Member
Winnequah Gun Club Member
WIFORCE Member
SCI Member

User avatar
opencountry
Posts: 2935
Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:26 pm
Location: WA State

Re: Dry paper-patching made easy

Post by opencountry » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:14 pm

Thanks everyone,

Thanks Matt,
I'll do a little experimenting with this Rooster Jacket, seeing if it critically changes point of impact, etc. Something tells me it shouldn't.

Much appreciated,
Robert
"The rabbi that praises himself has a congregation of one."
...from 'Fiddler on the Roof'

Post Reply