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Powder and Priming flasks best options?

What is the wisest way to spend the dollar?

I am getting started into flintlock hunting/shooting and am assembling the needed gear. I picked up a CVA polymer powder flask one day that I found end of season clearance, but I am not too happy with it's quality.

Question, as far as the brass flasks/primer's go, which is the best quality for the money? CVA,Traditions, TC, ?
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I've always used tc or traditions primers and powder horns. Not because they are better but because they were what was available. That being said, I've never had any issues with either. I've only replaced one with the other because I've misplaced them... Track of the wolf has the best selection and usually beat the prices you'll find in the stores, especially the big name hunting stores.

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Fire. Here's a hint to save a buck. Visine plastic bottles have a pop-out top. Pop it out, drill out the plastic eye drop hole to twice the original size, fill empty with 4-f, and pop the top back in. Screw the cap on. And put one in every outside pocket. You will appreciate this as time goes on... Absolutely waterproof even if you fall in a creek. Really good directional and volume control when you prime the pan. And really quick when re-charging while that deer is staring at you. Try it.....

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Re: Powder and Priming flasks best options?

Just don't dump powder down your barrel from a flask or horn!Spark in barrel could be hazardous!
I use both horns and brass flasks only for small game hunting.
For deer I use premeasured charges in small tubes.Those horns and flasks are extra weight.

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Re: Powder and Priming flasks best options?

I have used the premeasured shots with my inline.
I have a good brass powder measure from CVA which I like, the polymer flask however is pretty bad quality. The valve will not completely close tight as i can see light through there, I'm not even going to use it.
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Fire. Here's a hint to save a buck. Visine plastic bottles have a pop-out top. Pop it out, drill out the plastic eye drop hole to twice the original size, fill empty with 4-f, and pop the top back in. Screw the cap on. And put one in every outside pocket. You will appreciate this as time goes on... Absolutely waterproof even if you fall in a creek. Really good directional and volume control when you prime the pan. And really quick when re-charging while that deer is staring at you. Try it.....
I know of a guy who did something similar, it was a little larger bottle though. Good idea.
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I've always used tc or traditions primers and powder horns. Not because they are better but because they were what was available. That being said, I've never had any issues with either. I've only replaced one with the other because I've misplaced them... Track of the wolf has the best selection and usually beat the prices you'll find in the stores, especially the big name hunting stores.
The brass flasks look like maybe they are manufactured by the same company and just branded per the company selling them?
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I use plastic cigar tubes cut them down to about 3" and pour measured charge in them. I still have the same ones I cut down when I was 16, I'm 52 now.

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I shot a flintlock rifle for over thirty years, but I rarely got close to true reality with the clothes and accessories.
The closest was a replica flask, that was a replica of a civil war pistol flask. That was for the 2F powder. Been using a small plastic bottle, with a flip top for priming powder. Worked for over thirty years, at matches, hunting, and at a practice range.
On the downside of my career, I just eyed a plastic bottle as a backup "flask" for the main firing powder, 2F.
It's a honey bear. Contains honey now, but it, with a tight flip top, should be great for any powder backup at the range. Cleaned up, it should substitute great for a $20 replica flask. I'm retired you know.
Reminds me I have to check on my safety pins. I aways carried one in the belt loop of my pants during hunting or practice, and used it to clean out the touch hole on the muzzleloader. Didn't get them from Dan'l Boone.
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Re: Powder and Priming flasks best options?

ive been useing a small day horn for years with my measure tied to my bag and i have a small primming horn in my bag not alot of extra weight but i do hunt primative in both seasons

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