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3F Pan Primer?

Anybody know a supplier that sells a pan primer that works with 3F?

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Re: 3F Pan Primer?

I just use a regular old T/C brass pan charger. Never had a problem with it, my dad never had a problem with it, cousins, uncles, many other people I know. All just those run-of-the-mill brass pan charagers.

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Your close enough to Dixons, he'll have something...

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Re: 3F Pan Primer?

My FIL used to use an old elmer's glue bottle. The small one. I have tried it but very good with it, A cheap option
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Re: 3F Pan Primer?

Curious why not 4F its finer and that's what is recommended.

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Re: 3F Pan Primer?

The ones from T/C and Traditions handle 3F and 2F ok. There is a tube that the powder falls down the inside.

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There are some others that have a solid piece that you push down and the powder falls down between that solid piece and outside body. That design only works with 4F.
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Re: 3F Pan Primer?

How many folks you think carried 4F on the frontier or in battle? 3F or 2F works just fine in the pan and one less thing to worry about. The larger grains seem to take up less moisture too so less likely to have a soupy mess in the pan.
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Re: 3F Pan Primer?

3f and 2f do work fine but, 4f will give you faster ignition. learned that after shooting my 32 about 200 times in 2 months this fall woodchuck hunting. ran out of 4f while hunting(twice) and used 3f. did the gun fire? you bet, but there was a noticeable difference. would has never picked up on it had I not been shooting so much in a short amount of time. 4f has always been very reliable in damp and rainy days for me in 35 years.
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Re: 3F Pan Primer?

I did not intend to start a debate about which powder is better for priming, 3F or 4F. I have used both and see no difference whatsoever in ignition speed. If there is one, it is too small for me to notice.

What I do notice is that, on damp days, 4F tends to turn into pudding and 3F doesn't.

I have the push type trickle charger that drops about three grains of 4F into the flash pan which is about perfect for me. I'd like to find one that works with 3F.

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Re: 3F Pan Primer?

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I just use a regular old T/C brass pan charger. Never had a problem with it, my dad never had a problem with it, cousins, uncles, many other people I know. All just those run-of-the-mill brass pan charagers.
Well, I never thought of trying mine with 3F. I just assumed from reading and talking to different folks that the grains were too big to go through the tube. I will definitely be checking your tip out, thanks!

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