|How to Roll your own
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|We expect all veteran members to
bring their own pre-rolled ammo to events. New recruits can
purchase ammunition at events from Ordnance Sergeant Hegdahl for $2.50
per pack of 10 rounds / 12 caps.
Before you start, you will need:
a half inch diameter dowell (oak is fine) that is 6 inches long and beveled on one side.
Make a rolling block. Lay down newspaper in case you spill.
Buy newsprint at local office supply store. You can get 200 sheets for about $5 at Office Depot, Office Max, etc.
a powder flask with a 75 grain adaptor ($20 total from sutlers).
Places to buy flasks: our unit
For pistols: buy 20 gauge shotgun fibre wads (comes in bags of 100) from Dixie Gun Works on Reelfoot Avenue, Union City Tenn 38261. Orders are (800) 238-6785 or (901) 885-0700. Alternatively, you can buy these from Larry Smith Gunpowder enterprises 4314 Dale Williamson Road, Union KY 41091 or www.circlefly.com or (859) 689-5100.
These fibre wads are organic plant fiber and disintegrate and blow clean. There is no projectile. They replace the bullet in reenactments and help provide a good seal to prevent chain fires in your pistol cylinders.