30 March 2008
Normally you'd be right. But the idea of patching GG bullets is one that E.H.Harrison advocated in his book many years ago, and some have tried it out over the years. I've never heard what kind of accuracy the guys doing it this way have gotten tho.
Being an old “Paper Patcher", in the Traditional way, I wonder about lubing the bullet and then patching it. The idea in PP'ing is to have the patch leave the bullet on exit from the muzzle, OR, stay on the bullet all the way to the target. With lube on the bullet, and then the patch, I can easily see that either way would be kind of iffy.
Normally in PP'ing we lightly lube the patch on the outside after patching, and at that have some problems getting the patch to leave the bullet at the muzzle. With over .40 cal. bullets I expect to get about 1 1/4 MOA.
I'm currently working with PP'ing in a .38/55, along with breech seating, and some other ideas, to see if I can't improve the accuracy that way. A friend and I feel PP'ing should be able to do sub MOA, but so far neither of us can say we've gotten that on a consistent basis.
I was wondering if NORM could fill me in on the accuracy of doing things this way.