04 February 2017
SierraHunter said, “Unfortunately, paper patched cartridges are a bit delicate and can not just be thrown into a guys pocket."
Well I tried the newest method in the book, wetting the patches with Lee case lube that is a soluble wax that dries hard. Rolling those patches on and then when dried coating them with powdered graphite using a scrap of chamois. This makes the PP's weather proof and durable for pocket carry of loaded PP'd ammo. I have tried this myself and it is excellent while solving the old problems of PPd bullet ammo not being weatherproof or durable.
The big plus side to PPing is that you can load the bullets to FACTORY pressure level even with soft pure lead if you wish, but The #2 alloy I use is fine too. Expansion on pure lead is very violent at factory load level but expansion level is now completely controllable by alloy without regard to pressure when PPing. This enables very creative terminal ballistics simply by alloy selection that is not available with any other cast bullet method but the PP. All the other cast bullet methods require alloy selection to load level by alloy hardness to achieve accuracy. PPs just don't have that limitation and this new method solves the problems that drove PPd bullets out of early commercial ammunition leading to Copper Jackets. In reality, PPd bullets are capable of higher accuracy than copper jacketed bullets altogether but production costs drove the market away from labor intensive PP bullets to less expensive copper jackets that don't shoot as well. They sold customers on “No Leading” with copper jackets but PPd bullets don't lead either. They didn't have Lee Case Lube then to make PPs durable and waterproof and that was the only complaint.
They are a bit of planning and work and I haven't stuck with them but they are terrific when you sit down and do it right with the newest method.