Printer Paper for Patching Bullets

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Printer Paper for Patching Bullets

Post by mrhunterken » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:43 pm

Has anyone tried the common 20lb. printer paper for patching bullets? How did it work out, or is it just too thick a medium to work with any success?
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Re: Printer Paper for Patching Bullets

Post by Brent » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:18 am

People post about using it all the time, but no one that is a serious competitor and routinely posts competitive scores, uses it. Thinner, is better, at least up to a point. Most of us are using tracing paper or onion skin paper that runs around 8-9 lbs. Bullets will be around .443-.444" to use these papers in a .45 caliber rifle.

You can find the former on Amazon and the latter on ebay. If you need help locating some, let me know. I'm always happy to help.

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Re: Printer Paper for Patching Bullets

Post by Kurt » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:08 am

I tried some for wrapping my .44 bullets I use in the .44-100 rem st. patched with printer paper for the .45-90 and it did not shoot anywhere near as well as the onion skin paper does.
I just bought two reams of paper mill 10# onion skin paper item#onskn-n it is 100% wood fiber 37 gsm 4.9M. This is the first 100% wood fiber I used so the jury is still out but this 10 # paper measures .0017" to .0019" on the same sheet. I just measured 5 sheets and they run average of .0018".
I have not opened the second ream to check the dimensions. If you pick paper that is less then 4.9 mill you should be good to go.
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Re: Printer Paper for Patching Bullets

Post by mrhunterken » Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:03 pm

Thank You Guy's It's just a curiosity question. I have #9 lb. onionskin paper from BACO that I'm presently using, and plan on sticking with it, unless something better come along, which is doubtful. I posed the question because if I had heard good things, I would have a lifetime supply.
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