Muzzleloaders. What's wrong with this picture?

Muzzleloaders. What's wrong with this picture?

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    Don't know what I am looking at.
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    Yeah, what izzit.
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    That kinda sorta looks like looking down an old brass blackpowder shotshell.
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    I think msgt/ret has the right of it. It doesn't look like anything I use for my muzzle loaders.
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    Sorry. I should have taken another view.
    It's one of these https://www.sportsmansguide.com/prod...asure?a=417629
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    And here's another pic:

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    Nobody said it was going to be easy
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    Well that makes sense now.
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    A 9MM MAY expand to .45 but a 45ACP will never shrink to 9MM.

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    Looks like it's missing the plunger. Made in China?

    I cheat and premeasure my powder by weight instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAcanis View Post
    And here's another pic:

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    Itís a powder measure and itís missing the plunger.
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    Is that what that disc is called, a plunger? It must have unscrewed itself sometime between shooting the .45 and I when got my Fusil de Chasse.
    No wonder I was getting my cheek slapped every now and then and having elevation changes. I can't believe they don't make that in one piece.
    I wouldn't have even noticed if I hadn't used a different powder measure and noticed it filled really fast from my horn and the recoil wasn't as much.
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    Yep, that would do it. Too many variables in powder measurements.
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    Yeah, they should send you the measure in pieces for assembly if that inner part can come unscrewed. That way you'll know.

    And surprisingly I found it out by my shooting bench in the thawing dirt/mud. Good thing I didn't dump a load of gravel down like I was thinking of doing today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Workaholic View Post
    I think msgt/ret has the right of it. It doesn't look like anything I use for my muzzle loaders.

    What do you use for a powder measure? Or do you use pellets?

    Eventually I'll be using deer antler for the grain and shot load I want. Once I settle on a load.
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    I like the antler idea; very traditional. Don't forget to mark the antler with the size load it holds. In the meantime, reassemble with thread-locker, or pine tar if you want to be more traditional!

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