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    G'day Shorty. Are we talking about the white thread tape that plumbers use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oz View Post
    G'day Shorty. Are we talking about the white thread tape that plumbers use?

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    G'day to you too mark, yes, plumbers tape (the white stuff) is the stuff I am referring to.

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    I've got some hard cast .44 240gn SWC that are a bit small. Do ya reckon a couple of wraps of tape might help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shorty 45-70 View Post
    And you base this assumption on how many times you haven't tried it
    I have been doing this for the past 6 years, works like a charm for me.
    No leading is the best thing about it.
    Perhaps you hit upon the eureka solution, good luck with it.

    I started trying the Teflon wrap many decades ago and periodically since. I just don't care to see strips of Teflon following my boolits down range, balling up in the bore or getting almost welded into rifling grooves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oz View Post
    I've got some hard cast .44 240gn SWC that are a bit small. Do ya reckon a couple of wraps of tape might help?

    Mark.
    Two wraps has always worked for me when I encounter undersize cast bullets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanstaafl View Post
    Perhaps you hit upon the eureka solution, good luck with it.

    I started trying the Teflon wrap many decades ago and periodically since. I just don't care to see strips of Teflon following my boolits down range, balling up in the bore or getting almost welded into rifling grooves
    I have never had any Teflon stay in the barrel, I don't know what you're doing wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shorty 45-70 View Post
    I have never had any Teflon stay in the barrel, I don't know what you're doing wrong.
    Guess i was never the expert at doing it right, there are two types of Teflon tape, gas and pipe fitter's. I had a little better luck with the thicker pipe fitter tape, but never enough to overcome the problems and make it worthwhile.

    In my original .45-70 JM Marlin Ballard #5 Pacific, I have found the best for accuracy is to breech seat the Chase style paper patched boolit, followed by chambering the primed and charged cartridge case.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanstaafl View Post
    Guess i was never the expert at doing it right, there are two types of Teflon tape, gas and pipe fitter's. I had a little better luck with the thicker pipe fitter tape, but never enough to overcome the problems and make it worthwhile.

    In my original .45-70 JM Marlin Ballard #5 Pacific, I have found the best for accuracy is to breech seat the Chase style paper patched boolit, followed by chambering the primed and charged cartridge case.

    That's a nice shooter, if you have accuracy, it doesn't matter which way you get it. Sometimes some patching methods have had less accuracy than others for me. Teflon has worked in a variety of rifles and numerous styles of cast bullets. Some people have said to me that shooting a cast bullet with a gas check is wrong, but, I would rather have accuracy for my hunting rounds than guessing. I have tried paper patching and waited overnight for the paper to dry only to find that accuracy wasn't there due to any number of reasons. I have cut the paper on an angle, I cut it straight, I tried different glues etc as well. The best results in my 45-70 were when I had a cast bullet that was .460 rather than 457 or 458 with a wrap of Teflon or computer paper that was cut to fit and glued, lots of messing around with the paper method though.
    But when all is said, I still prefer to have a cast bullet with conventional style lube on it,its faster for me with less guess work.
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    Hey Shorty. Don't laugh, (ya can if ya want) but I was wondering If it matters which direction you wrap the tape,in relation to the direction of rifling twist?

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