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    Default Individual black powder tubes

    I made these tubes up as a quick way to re-load my muzzle loader in the field. They're just clear poly tubing sized to fit the bore with a piece of dowel in each end. I load them with a pre-measured powder charge and when I have to reload it's just pull the plug and pore down the bore.

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    Nice update from the paper cartridge.
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    Nice idea. I'm guessing they wouldn't go over well at a period type rendezvous though.
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    Never thought of tubing....Nice idea....and if you drop one , no big rip....Cool.

    I use cigar tubes cut down, and made a "holster" that can tie onto my strap on my bag.

    Now practice loading with your eyes closed, for loading in the dark.,....

    Left side middle is the holster with two tubes, green tops....


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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Never thought of tubing....Nice idea....and if you drop one , no big rip....Cool.

    I use cigar tubes cut down, and made a "holster" that can tie onto my strap on my bag.

    Now practice loading with your eyes closed, for loading in the dark.,....

    Left side middle is the holster with two tubes, green tops....


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    Nice kit, Hunter!

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    Thanks......been using it for long time
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    I could see uses for those tubes other than the powder load...thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFixIt View Post
    I could see uses for those tubes other than the powder load...thanks for sharing!

    @hunter - Your kit has a great mix of traditional and modern gear, I like it!
    LOL....Modern stuff in zip lock kept out of sight.....or supposed to be......but not too proud to use a Bic when I' cold and in a hurry, instead of the tin with flint/steel/char cloth. (tin under the loading tubes, has a flint point and piece of file striker on top)
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    Cool idea for hunting during muzzleloader only season on a rainy day. I assume 150 - 300 years ago people used the latest technology they could find.

    Once when I was a teen, my powder was dry but I did not clean the excessive oil from my muzzleloader. I was attempting to shoot a rat running along a fence rail above some sleeping pigs in our barn. The cap went off, but not the charge. Foolishly I lowered the firearm. The powder continued to burn slowly through the oil reached the charge which finally went off. I spend an hour or so removing a mix of buck and birdshot from the pig's ears and noses. Rat was long gone. Lots of that purple spray medicine and some explaining to do. Bottom line: dry, quick powder is a good thing. Also cleaning your firearm properly, and never pointing at any living creature you do not intend to kill. OMG amazing some of us lived past our teens.

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    You could tell who played with black powder.........No eyebrows.
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    Be very careful when using any type of plastic with black powder - static electricity makes a good detonator !
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    That is a consideration.....and it's funny how the residue sticks to the plastic.....can't really wipe it off....just moves around.

    So far no problems.......I guess I would worry about walking across my carpet in the winter.....for sparks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    That is a consideration.....and it's funny how the residue sticks to the plastic.....can't really wipe it off....just moves around.

    So far no problems.......I guess I would worry about walking across my carpet in the winter.....for sparks.
    I've actually heard of detonations caused by static charges. I used to carry premeasured charges in plastic coin tubes until I heard about it. But I guess it could be possible from a powder horn too !
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    I gonna guess that I have never seen or heard of it actually happening....not that It wouldn't.....

    Reasonable care taken, as with all things cuts down on possible problems.

    I do have a problem with shooting BP on a modern range....you load and shoot over your loading box and gear....BP ranges, you load back there.....then walk up to the line to fire.
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