blackpowder storage....


August 22, 2006, 07:42 PM
looking at taking a hunting trip and using my 50cal B/P...will be carrying some "quick reload tubes"....but wondering what can be used to carry more powder; 35mm canister, aspirin bottle, not want to carry a tin full of 1# of powder....

anyone have any suggestions...


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August 22, 2006, 09:53 PM
I like to use prescription pill containers. They come in many different sizes and some hold a large enough volume.
I have even epoxied the bottoms of 2 smaller ones together (after roughing them up a bit) to use for quick flip type hunting reloads, and they can be used alone as premeasured powder containers too.

August 22, 2006, 10:09 PM
I use little pill envelopes, just tear and poor. Wet weather can be a problem but keep them in a zip lock bag.

August 22, 2006, 10:12 PM
How are you traveling? If by air then you had better check with Homeland Security about bringing a loose explosive in your checked bags. If not then simply put your powder in film cannisters, and clearly marked.

Livin in Texas

August 23, 2006, 07:31 AM
I aint flyin cause there IS HOMELAND Stormtroopers. Complyin is spittin on liberty.

oneshooter, woulda Smedley Butler have complyid?

An i uses waxed paper tubes, gets round tha wet and rain.

Cap n Ball
August 23, 2006, 08:48 AM
Brass charger, cylindrical with measure spout. wax the threads on both top and end caps for water proofing. carry in a belt pouch.

Duach Laidir
August 23, 2006, 08:59 AM

I don't mean this to be sarcastic, but have you tried a powder horn?
Properly made it's water proof,floats and has stood the test of time.

Rarely use anything else.


August 23, 2006, 07:51 PM
Manyirons, NOT COMPLYING means loss of property, liberty, and rights!!! Not to mention the money needed to defend yourself against the lawyers that are paid for with YOUR taxes!!

Livin in Texas

August 23, 2006, 08:07 PM
Not that i always agree but did Paine, Locke, Jefferson and those ol boys comply?

August 23, 2006, 09:33 PM
i bought a few feet of 1/2 inch clear plastic tubing from home depot. cut into 3 inch pieces then you can use a 1 inch or less dowel rod (1/2 inch diamerter) to insert into one end. then pour in whatever amount of powder you want. use a 50 caliber lead ball to close the other end. you can even use two lead balls one on each end. i make about 30 of these for a day at the range. you can see how much powder you have, and if you mark them you can relaod them very quickly the next time.

August 24, 2006, 04:01 AM

Before I go to the range I pre-measure my loads into plastic tubes which I buy from a chemist friend who is a member of the the club. They are used for sending blood samples to the lab for analysis and are sealed with a yellow plastic cap which makes them 100% airtight. They cost me about 10€ for 50, that's about $12.
This as taken early this spring hence the cup of hot soup to keep me happy!!

August 24, 2006, 07:06 AM
Thems a REAL fine idea Duncan! Nice KIT! (Asked tha MANN fer the ENGLISH translation!) :)

August 24, 2006, 07:19 AM
Ah, Thom, my dear fellow. One needs to keep up appearances don't y'know. Can't let the natives think we let standards slip just because we are in a foreign land!!
Must impress on them that they are not the same so they don't get ideas about the memsahib!

Colonies :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: still happy are they? :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:


August 24, 2006, 07:43 AM
An ifin ya teaches them ta serve tea tha savages'l WANT refinin! :) Line fromma movie Songcatcher.

August 24, 2006, 09:43 AM
Dixiegunworks sells some plastic/rubber tubes that hold your powder charge and ball/bullets not very expencive and they are really good for hunting trips .
Or on the more traditional side .. they also sell some small powder horns just right for a hunting trip also .. and you would be supprised how water tight a powder horn really is .

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