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Old 12-27-2011, 12:48 PM
Adam Helmer Adam Helmer is offline
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Making Brass Powder Measures...

I have several favorite poiwder horns and never found a way to affix a powder measure to the horn or the horn thong. I shot no deer, so cannot make an antler powder measure cap for each horn. I dumpster dove into the brass barrel at the local gun club and got lots of brass cases of various sizes. I hacksawed off the cases at the shoulder, filed each to the desired capacity and then campher and deburred the case mouths. I tied a thong to the case and affixed the thong to the possibles bags shoulder straps. I put a 70 grain 2F Goex measure in each bag, in case of future need.

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Old 12-27-2011, 10:58 PM
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Long time back, before I got a set of Lee powder scoops, I used to make them, just like you did, Adam.
I was using them for loading smokeless. When I had the case cut off to the right size, I'd solder on a piece of wire for a handle.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:32 PM
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That works

I use empty .45/70 or .444 Marlin cases for FFG and FFFG loads and they work well. I did not have to do any cutting of the cases. Take care...
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:07 AM
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I've been thinking about buying a couple of cow horn tips from Dixie gun works, and use them for powder measures I'll cut one down for 60 grains (range shooting) and I'll cut the other one down for 80 grains and use it for hunting.
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Old 12-31-2011, 05:21 PM
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Johnny Reb,

That will work. Instead of cow horn tips, I just put 70 grain brass shell powder measures in all my possiubles bags. I reckon 70 grains is enough and better than guesstimating from the horn. Happy New Year.

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