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Old 10-14-2015, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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Patched round ball speed loaders

Useing a flinter this year and Im useing patched round balls. What do you guys use for speed loaders or what is the best way to carry your powder ball and patch so you can load for a second shot if needed? I'm used to useing the ones tha open on both ends from RMC but with a pre lubed patch, I don't want to contaminate the powder.
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Old 10-14-2015, 01:20 AM
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Re: Patched round ball speed loaders

I have a few loading blocks for PRB I got at Lewisburg and Dixons. A patched round ball fits tight in the hole. Like these only mine are all single rows. http://www.trackofthewolf.com/List/Item.aspx/57/1

Hangs around the neck. You just lay the loaded board over the bore (patched ball sticks out a little for finding the bore), and apply the short starter.

You can use the speedloader tube and dump the powder before applying the PRB with the board. (I mention this for a reason )!

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Re: Patched round ball speed loaders

I have loading blocks for all my guns, they hang around my neck. powder horn with the measure on a lace tied to it. pan powder in a primer on my bag strap. everything is right there, don't have to dig in the bag or pockets for anything.
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Old 10-14-2015, 01:51 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Fellas
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Re: Patched round ball speed loaders

I use those green speed loaders. Stick them in my bag. They have two caps, but I cut the ball end cap off and push the ball in patch-first. Pop the cap on the powder end, and push the ball down through all in one shot. It can be at times a pain to get them out of the bag but I've been doing it this way since I started hunting and I have managed to take several follow-up shots this way. Seems to work well for me. If I were you I'd try a few methods and see what you like best!

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Re: Patched round ball speed loaders

+1 on the green speedloaders

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I try not to rush the 2nd shot.The 1st one out should hit the mark.I take my time in getting the 2nd load ready and give the deer a chance to drop.Keep my extra RB's in a leather pouch.Patches in a film canister.The powder charges. . . .well . . .they are in "P" sample plastic tubes I got from my Doctor.They have twist on lids,plastic,and about the size of a test tube.

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Re: Patched round ball speed loaders

I have some TC speedloaders with the little container on the side for priming powder. They work very well.
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You can use the speedloader tube and dump the powder before applying the PRB with the board. (I mention this for a reason whistle)!
Say it ain't so. A man of your caliber did THAT ?

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Of my caliber? Haha, I am but a novice at the BP game!

Dryballing is one of many mistakes I have made, and will surely make again before the farm is purchased!

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