Anyone shooting paper cartridges in 36 & 44 caliber?

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Rob Davis

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I am looking at trying my hand a paper cartridges for the above calibers. I have looked at several kits online, but I am wondering if anyone on here is making and selling kits for the above?

Also, does anyone use round balls only in the paper cartridges? Since I don't have a conical mold yet for either caliber, I am planning on using round balls only to start with.

Would appreciate any help from the muzzleloader brothers and sisters.
 
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I tried the paper cartridges, got the kit to make them. I enjoyed making them but I find my pistol shoot more accurately with powder, wad and ball. No regrets, sometimes I make a bunch to shoot. Most times not.
 

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Thank you Piquant, I have read that many folks say the same thing. Just looking at it right now, and not ready to jump. Seems like it would be a great time saver though.
 
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Thank you Piquant, I have read that many folks say the same thing. Just looking at it right now, and not ready to jump. Seems like it would be a great time saver though.

This YouTuber has kits that he sells and tons of how to videos..(I have no affiliation other than a subscriber)..Oh yea..do a search of Guns Of The West.
 
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I have the same Eras Gone kit. It works OK.

Today I tried something a little different. I made up 2 dozen cartridges but only with powder. I closed the end after charging them by twisting the paper. When I went to the range I loaded my Pietta Dance revolver with the paper cartridge, a homemade wad, and then a .454 ball. This made loading faster than loose powder and ball and I didn't have to worry about difficulties due to the small loading port in the Pietta.

After I was done shooting there was a ring of unburned paper in the base of each chamber. For the cartridge bases I used the paper provided by Eras Gone but for the tube I used curling papers, which burned up better.
 

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I have the same Eras Gone kit. It works OK.

Today I tried something a little different. I made up 2 dozen cartridges but only with powder. I closed the end after charging them by twisting the paper. When I went to the range I loaded my Pietta Dance revolver with the paper cartridge, a homemade wad, and then a .454 ball. This made loading faster than loose powder and ball and I didn't have to worry about difficulties due to the small loading port in the Pietta.

After I was done shooting there was a ring of unburned paper in the base of each chamber. For the cartridge bases I used the paper provided by Eras Gone but for the tube I used curling papers, which burned up better.

Untraditional as heck, but I do similar with a bunch of 3cc plastic sample tubes with flip top lids. Load a bunch at home, toss 'em in range box and go. With 30gr in them (a full 223 case) one per chamber on the revolver, two to four in the .54 rifle.
 
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I am looking at trying my hand a paper cartridges for the above calibers. I have looked at several kits online, but I am wondering if anyone on here is making and selling kits for the above?

Also, does anyone use round balls only in the paper cartridges? Since I don't have a conical mold yet for either caliber, I am planning on using round balls only to start with.

Would appreciate any help from the muzzleloader brothers and sisters.
Old West Bullet Moulds sells cast bullets for .36 caliber, They have a heel bullet in two different weights which is proper for paper cartridges. I am not sure about .44 but it is worth looking and they have some other neat stuff.
Good Luck
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Untraditional as heck, but I do similar with a bunch of 3cc plastic sample tubes with flip top lids. Load a bunch at home, toss 'em in range box and go. With 30gr in them (a full 223 case) one per chamber on the revolver, two to four in the .54 rifle.

Same here. Those little plastic tubes are dirt cheap, last a while and can really speed up the process at the range.

I've played around with the paper cartridges some, and they are kind of fun to make, but can be a time consuming process. If you are a bit short on time - both at home and at the range - those plastic sample tubes can be a bit of a time saver.
 
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I am looking at trying my hand a paper cartridges for the above calibers. I have looked at several kits online, but I am wondering if anyone on here is making and selling kits for the above?

Also, does anyone use round balls only in the paper cartridges? Since I don't have a conical mold yet for either caliber, I am planning on using round balls only to start with.

Would appreciate any help from the muzzleloader brothers and sisters.
I have both 36 and 44 kits from You Tube Guns of the West. I have only made cartridges using round balls. Makes range day easier. So far all my revolvers have shot well using paper cartridges. I also used dixie quick load tubes, which so far are my preferred choice.
 
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What are these plastic sampler tubes? Any got a link?

Who are you guys buying these kits? I would like to give it a try.

Thanks!
 

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Here are the cartridges I made using Guns of the West kit. Paper is not nitrite, I have never had an issue with using these. Also here are the 36 caliber tubes I use. I also have them in 44 and 50
 

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With the Dixie quick load tubes you fill them with your charge then push the ball in. You can put a wad on top of the ball. I carry these in my pocket on wood walks. I really like these tubes
 

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I appreciate all the replies as well as the link to the sample tubes. I think I may wait a while before trying the paper cartridges.
 

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I am looking at trying my hand a paper cartridges for the above calibers. I have looked at several kits online, but I am wondering if anyone on here is making and selling kits for the above?

Also, does anyone use round balls only in the paper cartridges? Since I don't have a conical mold yet for either caliber, I am planning on using round balls only to start with.

Would appreciate any help from the muzzleloader brothers and sisters.
Buckskin & Black Powder
Provides kits from .36 to .44 & .44 Walker
 

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Easy'r than makeing paper or foil tubes, re-useable and water tight!
 

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Easy'r than makeing paper or foil tubes, re-useable and water tight!
Now that looks like a very good solution, did not know these existed!
 
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