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Old 01-26-2014, 02:30 PM   #1
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Default Powder horn or flask?

How do you guys carry and dispense your loose powder, Horh, Flask, or premeasured container. I use all the above, just depends on how I feel at the time.

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Old 01-26-2014, 05:51 PM   #2
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powder horn is classier by far. but all i have is a flask
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Powder horns for rifles. I have a round CVA flask like yours for pistols. I had a traditional flask but it split open at the seam.

My favorite horn.



A couple of others.



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Powder horns for rifles. I have a round CVA flask like yours for pistols. I had a traditional flask but it split open at the seam.

My favorite horn.



A couple of others.



Nice horns, I'll have to whittle a little on mine....ddid you make those ?

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It depends. Some primitive competition requires loading with a horn. Most prohibit the use of spouts on horns. There have been many accidents from flintlock sparks landing in horn and flask spouts. I use a flask for loading revolvers. Hunting with a long rifle is not complete without a period horn.
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No doubt powder horns and old flasks look great but you can't beat the brass cylinder flasks like in the first post. I have two, a 5 oz and 2.5 oz plus a few spouts. It really can't get much easier.
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It is a REALLY bad idea to pour powder directly from a horn (or flask, or other large container) into the bore of a firearm. In the event that there is a TEENSY TINY little ember that did not die out, you can fire ALL of the powder in that horn or flask. St Barbara will have unkind words for you when you get there.

Tip it into a measure. Tip the measure into the barrel. If you have a flashback, you have 100 grains of powder. Not 7000 grains.

BTW, those are beautiful powder horns. VERY nice work!
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I use em all, depending on what I am doing. Hunting I mostly just grab the rifle & 2 or 3 of these !..............
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I don't shot my muzzleloader much any more but when I did I had a horn but as C3 said loading directly from a horn or flask is a very bad idea. I still have all my fingers and want it to stay that way. So I ended up premeasuring. I never used one of the in line rifles but if I was going to get that far away from traditional muzzleloaders I would probably just use the pellets.
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When I was shooting Black Powder,
I poured the powder from the Horn into an empty Cartridge case.
Had a case for each rifle.
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