Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Black Powder Rifles: A Demonstration

Last week, I promised video of how to load and fire a black powder rifle. Today you get that video. In addition, I'll be linking the tools needed to safely load your rifle.

A flask and powder measure are needed to safely feed powder down the barrel. There are some wonderfully fancy ones on the market, but a simple pair like this will do the job very nicely.

The small tool you see me use to start the ball and patch down the bore is referred to as a short starter. It's not truly mandatory, but loading without it is an absurd pain.

There are other tools and gadgets on the market, with varying degrees of usefulness. As you get more experienced, you'll be able to decide which of these tools work best for you. And now, our feature presentation.

Have fun, and be safe and accurate.


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