Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

blackpowder storage....

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by quiknot, Aug 22, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. quiknot

    quiknot Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2006
    Messages:
    150
    Location:
    wisconsin
    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 in....ie; 35mm canister, aspirin bottle, etc.....do not want to carry a tin full of 1# of powder....

    anyone have any suggestions...

    thanks
     
  2. arcticap

    arcticap Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2005
    Messages:
    6,185
    Location:
    Central Connecticut
    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.
     
  3. Chawbaccer

    Chawbaccer Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,865
    I use little pill envelopes, just tear and poor. Wet weather can be a problem but keep them in a zip lock bag.
     
  4. oneshooter

    oneshooter Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2004
    Messages:
    1,327
    Location:
    TEXAS, by God
    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.

    Oneshooter
    Livin in Texas
     
  5. Manyirons

    Manyirons member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,037
    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.
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2006
  6. Cap n Ball

    Cap n Ball Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Messages:
    287
    Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Brass charger, cylindrical with measure spout. wax the threads on both top and end caps for water proofing. carry in a belt pouch.
     
  7. Duach Laidir

    Duach Laidir Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2005
    Messages:
    51
    quiknot,

    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.

    Duach.
     
  8. oneshooter

    oneshooter Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2004
    Messages:
    1,327
    Location:
    TEXAS, by God
    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!!


    Oneshooter
    Livin in Texas
     
  9. Manyirons

    Manyirons member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,037
    Not that i always agree but did Paine, Locke, Jefferson and those ol boys comply?
     
  10. somoss

    somoss Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2005
    Messages:
    173
    ez carry

    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.
     
  11. Duncaninfrance

    Duncaninfrance Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2005
    Messages:
    662
    Location:
    Blaye, France
    Range-Table.jpg

    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!!
    Duncan
     
  12. Manyirons

    Manyirons member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,037
    Thems a REAL fine idea Duncan! Nice KIT! (Asked tha MANN fer the ENGLISH translation!) :)
     
  13. Duncaninfrance

    Duncaninfrance Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2005
    Messages:
    662
    Location:
    Blaye, France
    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:

    Duncan
     
  14. Manyirons

    Manyirons member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,037
    An ifin ya teaches them ta serve tea tha savages'l WANT refinin! :) Line fromma movie Songcatcher.
     
  15. sundance44s

    sundance44s Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2006
    Messages:
    1,473
    Sundance44s

    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 .
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page