For lower power target loads, you fill the powder first, for how much you want to use, then top it off with Cream of Wheat to about an 8th of an inch below the rim of the paper.
For roundballs, if you want them topped right up, you should fill the dipper to overflowing, with a little on the handle.
Experiment with your gun so that you don't run into a situation where the bullet or ball will not compress enough to clear the cylinder. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
If you do get stuck, which most of us have, take your cylinder out and hacksaw the top off of the bullet.
None of our kits come with gunpowder, bullets, caps, or of course the guns in the pictures. Our measurements are based on our experience, and you use them at your own risk.
There is a bit of a learning curve but the YouTube video explains everything. I've been nitating the papers as the regular paper leaves a bit of debris in the chambers.
It would make the kit Better if a pattern for the paper was included!!
No complaints, I love reloading and fabricating. Took some experimentation to get just the right powder charges, and size of paper for ball and bullet. But I enjoyed that. Basic kit was all I needed and the price was right. It works perfectly for me.
Really like it and would gladly recommend it. Have already made a couple dozen cartridges. Tried some in my 1858 Remington and worked great.Will be ordering some conical soon.