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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-20-2015, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Powder Horns

How many of you use a real powder horn? I bought an inexpensive powder horn at a sport shop,(kinda looked like it was for display on your wall) and did some work on it to make it practicable. From track of the wolf I got a brass pouring spot/w brass stopper and brass bushing/w with brass base plug. Came out pretty nice. Plan on using it this year for hunting. So again,who all uses a real powder horn? Thanks.

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Re: Powder Horns

I use a flat horn and small flat priming horn that go in my bag, both made from cow horn.

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Re: Powder Horns

I have a horn that was my dad's before I existed, and then I bought a small, flat priming horn at Lewisburg to put in my bag.

I'll never get rid of Dad's horn, but I do think I will at some point get a horn from Art DeCamp to compliment my rifle.

I also use RMS speed tubes in my bag. I carry two pre-measured charges in the rubbery, capped vials/tubes you can get from RMS (Dixon sells them, that's where I got them), and two patched balls on a block. Those are for potential issues of an errant shot that wounds but doesn't dispatch a deer where a reload is an urgent matter.

Otherwise, if time is not critical, I'll pour from the horn and load from pre-lubed patches I keep in my bag and from loose round balls I have in a shot pouch in my bag. I find it slows me down after a shot to have to focus more on what I'm doing.



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Re: Powder Horns

I use one of those small round brass push down on the tube thingy for priming but I am real interested in a small flat priming horn,probably my next item to add to my bag.

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Re: Powder Horns

Though more traditional, it is harder to avoid putting too much powder in the pan with a horn.
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Re: Powder Horns

I use a small priming horn and depending on the terrain I will carry a horn for my main charge. If I'm hunting in thick stuff I'll carry a small brass flask in my bag with powder. I use a longrifle and patch and prb's only

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Re: Powder Horns

powder horn and priming horn and bag for the last 35 years. just wouldn't feel right without them.
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I have a horn made by Tim Sanner of somerset pa. I love it and his craftsmanship is amazing!!! I prime with a brass primer, just easier imo.
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Re: Powder Horns

I have 3 horns that I use when hunting small game with the double muzzys.I pour the powder into copper measure that I made from short sections of copper pipe.NEVER pour directly into the barrel from the horn!

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Never used a powder horn. Had a realistic attitude. Would learn to shoot a flintlock muzzleloader but that was a replica muzzleloader.
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