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How Do You Load Your Powder
« on: July 03, 2020, 07:50:32 PM »
I just started shooting C&B pistols and when I load the powder using a 25 grain spout on the flask it's hard on my index finger.  I thought about getting some inexpensive plastic vials with flip top caps and preloading them and then I could just pour one vial in each chamber.  Thoughts? Ideas?

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Re: How Do You Load Your Powder
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2020, 10:05:17 PM »
I make up paper cartridges for mine. I still bring the flask and balls to the range, in case I want to shoot more. But I usually keep a stock of paper cartridges on hand.
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Re: How Do You Load Your Powder
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2020, 10:33:40 PM »
I use revolver cases with fired primers still in them to contain percussion revolver charges. I use.357 mag cases for the .36 and .45 Colt for .44 revolvers. I top each load with the appropriate ball pressed on top. The Colt cases need to be outside neck sized or the ball drops through. These pre-charges can be stored in .44 -45 cartridge boxes. For field use 5 or 6 can be packaged in foil and carried in a cap pouch.

When loading, pick off the ball and hold in your first while pouring the charge into the cylinder. Next a lubed wad if you like then position the ball and ram. After all cylinders are loaded and you are ready to fire cap with a capper, for convenience,
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Re: How Do You Load Your Powder
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2020, 12:34:41 AM »
Greetings My Good Netizens

generally I really like paper cartridges, especially when packaged in a fake Colt's cartridge box.
When I am too lazy to make those I end up using the flask method...

But I really like Sir Charles's method - it puts ball & powder in one nice water resistant and robust unit!

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Re: How Do You Load Your Powder
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2020, 01:47:17 PM »
I carry my powder in an old tin Prince Albert can with a dipper inside. 

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Re: How Do You Load Your Powder
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2020, 02:57:06 PM »
I use the round flask with the push button, never liked the lever flask.

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Re: How Do You Load Your Powder
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2020, 03:23:43 PM »
Colt style standing arms flask and my thumb... I'm afraid, nothing to fancy it has served me near 50 some years.
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Re: How Do You Load Your Powder
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2020, 03:44:15 PM »
I use the round flask with the push button, never liked the lever flask.

That's what I have, does it bother your index finger holding on the spout?

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Re: How Do You Load Your Powder
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2020, 05:34:48 PM »
I carry my powder in an old tin Prince Albert can with a dipper inside. 

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Re: How Do You Load Your Powder
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2020, 05:39:24 PM »
Greetings My Good Netizens

generally I really like paper cartridges, especially when packaged in a fake Colt's cartridge box.
When I am too lazy to make those I end up using the flask method...

But I really like Sir Charles's method - it puts ball & powder in one nice water resistant and robust unit!

yhs
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I pinched this idea off a fellow that posted on one of the old forums that died off. His handle was Mongoose, and he was active for only a week. I call them MONGOOSE RELOADS. I live on the Wet Coast of Canada and these work when paper ca'tridges turn into a soggy mess.
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Re: How Do You Load Your Powder
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2020, 08:02:28 PM »
 :D  Ha!  None of the Above   :D

All my Cap Guns are set up for loading on a Cylinder Loading Stand.  Dick Dastardly shameless plug  8) for the Tower of Power.   Tote my powder to the range in a Plastic Tub (small) and use funnel and dipper to charge the chambers then stuff a ball innim.  It's quick and easy.  I can't actually load "on the gun" as all of my Main Match cap guns are Snubbies.  Do not have a functional loading lever or ram.  Snubbies-R-Funner   ;D

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Re: How Do You Load Your Powder
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2020, 01:24:35 AM »
:D  Ha!  None of the Above   :D

All my Cap Guns are set up for loading on a Cylinder Loading Stand.  Dick Dastardly shameless plug  8)  Tote my poster to the range in a Plastic Tub (small) and use funnel and dipper to charge the chambers then stuff a ball innim.  It's quick and easy.  I can't actually load "on the gun" as all of my Main Match cap guns are Snubbies.  Do not have a functional loading lever or ram.  Snubbies-R-Funner   ;D

I do have a working loading lever, but since I have a couple of Remmies I use a stand.  It looks like this

I can load everything while the cylinder is on the stand.  And as you know Remmies are way cooler  :D

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Re: How Do You Load Your Powder
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2020, 04:04:54 AM »
I pinched this idea off a fellow that posted on one of the old forums that died off. His handle was Mongoose, and he was active for only a week. I call them MONGOOSE RELOADS. I live on the Wet Coast of Canada and these work when paper ca'tridges turn into a soggy mess.

One day when health issues get situated we still plan on renting an RV and heading up to Vancouver to experience this reputed "Wet Coast" of yours...
Current relative humidity stands below 30%, average is betwtix 17-40%  lowest ever was below 10% ....

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Re: How Do You Load Your Powder
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2020, 04:42:36 AM »
One day when health issues get situated we still plan on renting an RV and heading up to Vancouver to experience this reputed "Wet Coast" of yours...
Current relative humidity stands below 30%, average is betwtix 17-40%  lowest ever was below 10% ....

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Re: How Do You Load Your Powder
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2020, 08:23:37 AM »

Here is a picture of the loading stand I built a few years ago. It also shows the specimen vials I use to carry measured charges to the range.


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Re: How Do You Load Your Powder
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2020, 09:31:05 AM »

Here is a picture of the loading stand I built a few years ago. It also shows the specimen vials I use to carry measured charges to the range.


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That looks good!  Reminds me of a Tower of Power.  The vials are similar to what I was thinking of, do you feel it speeds up your loading time?  With all the COVID going on I want to be able to load efficiently so other members on the Posse aren't waiting too long for me   ;D

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Re: How Do You Load Your Powder
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2020, 09:31:38 AM »
I was planning to get a Tower of Power, but Dick was having supplier issue and was backordering his great presses.

I needed a press and hadn't the time to wait so I ordered a Powder Inc. press.

It serves me well enough . 

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Re: How Do You Load Your Powder
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2020, 09:47:47 PM »
I LIKE the Prince Edward can idea.  Man, I used to see those everywhere.  As long as I didn't use it to fill my pipe . . .
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Re: How Do You Load Your Powder
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2020, 02:29:12 PM »
Tower of Power stands are back in stock now.  Also, you might consider either the EPP-UG 150 grain or the DD/ROA 45 210 grain Big Lube bullets.  Both molds are in stock also.  With them you can lube size them and put them in my snap cap vials ahead of time.  At the match, simply charge five chambers and seat the lube sized bullets.  Cap at the loading table and you're good to go.  These bullets have rebated bases  so that they sit straight and proud on the powder.  No wads, cookies or over bullet smear is needed.

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Re: How Do You Load Your Powder
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2020, 04:46:26 PM »
Tower of Power stands are back in stock now.  Also, you might consider either the EPP-UG 150 grain or the DD/ROA 45 210 grain Big Lube bullets.  Both molds are in stock also.  With them you can lube size them and put them in my snap cap vials ahead of time.  At the match, simply charge five chambers and seat the lube sized bullets.  Cap at the loading table and you're good to go.  These bullets have rebated bases  so that they sit straight and proud on the powder.  No wads, cookies or over bullet smear is needed.

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