Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Paper patching

  1. #1
    User
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Centurion
    Age
    39
    Posts
    268

    Default Paper patching

    When paper patching a bullet, do you wrap the paper in the same direction as the rifle twist or in the opposite direction?

    There seems to be two schools of thought about this:
    1- With rifle twist will tighten the patch further around the bullet
    2- Against rifle twist will have the rifling cut into the patch for a better gas seal + unwrap the patch

    Rifle concerned is an 1890 Charles Osborne .450 built on Martini MkII action, right hand twist 1:22"

    Diagrams of original .450 boxer cartridges shows the patching being wrapped clockwise, thus same direction as rifle twist

  2. #2
    User
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    PTA baby
    Age
    28
    Posts
    178

    Default Re: Paper patching

    There is a pretty cool video on Midway USA's youtube channel about paper patching bullets. Maybe that can help you out?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •