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Re: Gibbs African Rifle 72 caliber
      01/01/21 04:48 AM

Since your question appears directed at me, I use 165gr. of 2F GOEX for hunting moose. 1st load, as noted, was 165gr. 2F GOEX with 100% natural Neetsfoot or Track's Mink Oil, a 12 ounce denim patch and pure lead .682" ball (not .684").
Paper ctgs. are tapered in shape (cone) and are 2 layers of bond/printer paper - about 20 pound. The small end is folded and glued.
The powder is poured into the cone, then a ball dropped in on top of the powder, then the paper folded over the ball and glued with white glue.
I have carried these 'paper ctgs' in my parka pocket all fall, without any damage to them.
After loading the rifle in camp with patched ball, the round disk capped is placed in an upper pocket and a number of paper ctgs. placed in the parka pocket. No horn nor possible's bag is required to be carried.
The ball in the paper ctg. is usually WW alloy, but can also be pure lead, NP.
To load, the end of the small end is ripped off with the teeth, then it is shoved into to the muzzle. It will stop on the ball. By the time the rod is out of the pipes, the powder has drained into the bore and the rod is choked up on and the ball is shoved into the bore. As I noted, the paper is slightly engraved by the rifling, but does not tear.
The ball with paper ctg. is shoved down the bore onto the powder charge, firmly. The rod is replaced in the pipes or dropped if this is for a fast second shot.
A cap placed on the nipple and it's ready to fire.

In testing from a bench rest, I put 3 pure lead 482gr. denim patched balls into 2" at 100 meters at the club. I then loaded and fired 2 paper ctgs. at the same target to check their POI. Both of the 466gr. balls landed inside the group already there. It doesn't get much better than that. With practice in a timed event, I was able to fire an aimed second shot in 8 seconds after the first. That all happened 'some' years ago when I could see. LOL I still do OK, but haven't done this "trick" for 25 years or so.

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