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Helo. I bought a black powder replica revolver (Remington- style, .44 cal) and have shot it a few times. i was wondering if anyone knows how I can load bird shot into the thing. I was thinking of putting some bb's in there and capping it off with a piece of styrofoam. The styrofoam idea came from another forum where they were discussing how to load a blank. I know that just loading powder into it will just make it fizzle. it needs something to back up against.
 

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I just went on a goose hunt and 2 of the people were using double barrel 10 gauge black powders.( not allowed to own modern firearms) I didn't see exactly how they were loading them, they said they were using #4 tungsten shot. It looked like they were rodding a regular plastic wad on top of the powder then just pouring the shot in.
 

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At one time, somebody was making plastic capsules in various calibers that you could load up with your shot size of choice and use in a revolver. A friend of mine used to load up a dozen or so of these before our annual prarie dog hunt.(snake load)
 

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CCI makes the shot capsules. They are available for .44 spl/mag. Intended for a .429 bore I do not know how they will do in the cap and ball revolver. You might be able to make a bag out of pillow ticking to hold the shot. It would take some experimentation to get the dimensions down but WTH, it might be fun.
 
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