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Old 01-27-2014, 04:09 PM   #11
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That is the correct procedure Shade. No competition allows powder to be poured directly from the horn. No one who is not suicidal would load powder directly from a horn.
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FWIW, I hunt with a traditional side lock rifle. I roll my own cartridges- use double wider cigarette papers- roll around a dowel that just fits the bore- lick, stick, let dry, slip off the dowel. Slip paper tube over the rear of a maxi-ball, secure with a single cotton thread. Dump measured charge of powder into the tube, crimp it, dot of mucilage glue.

I could Put 5-6 of those in a plastic .22 ammo box, tin of caps in another pocket, good for a day's hunting and then some. To use, tear paper at base of bullet, pour powder down barrel, ram ball, prime nipple.
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:12 AM   #13
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Nice horns, I'll have to whittle a little on mine....ddid you make those ?
No, A friend made the top one. I bought the middle one and got the bottom one in a trade.
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No, A friend made the top one. I bought the middle one and got the bottom one in a trade.
I have several horns here that need cleaning and polishing, but these two I bought off internet already polished, just had to fit the the wood work. The patch knife I made from a blank from The SMokie Mountain Knife works of Pigeon Forge TN. Our horns here are white without the Black.Not as pretty.
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I have two brass flasks. 1 big, 1 small. I use the big one for revolvers. The small one is for my rifle. I only load from the flask to the gun on the first round of firing for the day. After that I load from flask to measure to gun. I don't care to have a flask blow up in my hand.
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I have two brass flasks. 1 big, 1 small. I use the big one for revolvers. The small one is for my rifle. I only load from the flask to the gun on the first round of firing for the day. After that I load from flask to measure to gun. I don't care to have a flask blow up in my hand.
Good post, makes sense, I also use a measure to load, just wanted the horns for looks.
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I always use a powder flask with my C&B revolvers. Never heard of anyone having an issue with a revolver, and I've been shooting them for well over 35 years. There are ranges and some black powder events that will discourage direct loading even for revolvers. Long guns are a different story. For them I use a powder horn with a separate measure. I never pour powder from a horn directly into a barrel (measured spout). I will stay on the side of safety with that one.

I've seen folks hang powder horns over a fire place - looks rustic, but, hanging a bomb near an open flame just don't make sense.

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I always use a powder flask with my C&B revolvers. Never heard of anyone having an issue with a revolver, and I've been shooting them for well over 35 years. There are ranges and some black powder events that will discourage direct loading even for revolvers. Long guns are a different story. For them I use a powder horn with a separate measure. I never pour powder from a horn directly into a barrel (measured spout). I will stay on the side of safety with that one.

I've seen folks hang powder horns over a fire place - looks rustic, but, hanging a bomb near an open flame just don't make sense.
Keeping their powder dry?????
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I use a flask, mainly because it was cheap and I don't mind if it gets scuffed up.
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Are you saying that a horn worn by a Bull has not seen abuse? Your Bulls must be Nancy boys.
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