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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-01-2017, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Pre-measuring shot

I am new to muzzleloading shotguns. What is the best thing to carry premeasured loads is shot in the field with you? I am looking for something fairly quiet as I don't want to hear shot sloshing around every step I take.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-02-2017, 11:26 AM
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I haven't field tested it as I'm still building my gun, but my plan is to buy or make some small envelopes, that I can rip one end off and pour the shot down the barrel.
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I like an Irish charger a little better than an English.Only time I carry a couple premeasured is spring turkey.I got nice narrow plastic tubes from my Dr. but you could use a empty 3" 410 shell with a cork.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-02-2017, 08:10 PM
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I make speed loaders out of rolled pages from a hemmings motor news. I use a glue stick and a dowel rod to form a tube from the paper. Then pinch one end off with a few folds and glue shut. I measure powder, and pour it in. Then I pinch off the tube above the powder with a couple more folds and glue shut. Now I measure shot, pour and repeat the process as with the powder. When done I have a premeasured load and powder in one container. When loading, just tear open, dump powder, tear some of the paper, and ram it home over the powder, then dump shot and tear another piece of paper and ram it home over the shot, to hold the whole thing in place. It works, and the paper does not catch fire when you shoot. Plus you don't get donut patterns like you can with the fiber and card wads.

I didn't want to have to fumble with measuring powder, then measuring shot, then going into a possibles bag for wads, etc. With the loads I make, I have it all right in my hand. Takes only a short time to pre construct the tubes, etc. I then take however many I think I'll need in a plastic sandwhich ziplock bag. For turkey hunting, I only take 5 loads. For pheasant, about a dozen.
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