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    Shot/powder flasks

    Hi being new to muzzle loading I wonder what all you muzzle loaders carry your shot/powder in when off to a shoot? I do know not to pour the powder into the barrel straight from a flask.
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    These days I use pre-loaded phials which fit nicely in an MTM cartridge box. When I did use flasks I just put them (empty) in my shooting box. It is not advised to leave powder sitting in flasks and anyway they tend to leak.

    I have observed shot flasks carried on a lanyard around their necks.
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    Wow 71 views and it looks as if we are the only two muzzle loaders,
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    I used to get 35mm film containers free from photo developers which were handy for pre-measured powder and shot + wads, though I guess they donít develop many films these days....
    I also have a shot flask. If using a powder flask I never pour straight into the barrel, I decant it into a brass adjustable measure first , then put it in the barrel. Unfortunately I donít shoot M/L shotgun as much as I once did. If youíre after anything let me know - I have loads of shot, wads, and the odd measure and gun....

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    I pre measure powder into centrifuge phials and store them in an MTM ammo box (.357),ball is stored in a leather bag but my pistol is a .44 pietta so I can't imagine putting many of those into a shot flask.

    Hope you are enjoying shooting powder, I have been doing it about 7 years now and thoroughly enjoy it.

    ATB Neil
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    Muzzle loading

    Yep just has something about it! Not for cold weather though.
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    I used these quite successfully. Glass phials. Iíve given up shooting so selling up.

    https://www./itm/Glass-Phial-/284162....m46890.l49292

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    Loading directly from a powder flask is forbidden at the club I use, so I too dispense powder from a Pedersoli plastic phial set.

    Brian

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    You can any phials in every shape and size for pennies on the bay. Iíve got hundreds in various sizes. 2 ml I think for the 36 pistol.
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