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February 28, 2011, 05:19 PM
Hello All,

I know that plastic, and steel funnels are a no no for pouring powder through due to static charge being developed. My question is would an aluminum funnel be ok to use? I know most people use brass or copper, I would think aluminum would be OK I just want to get your opinions on this.



February 28, 2011, 05:43 PM
I use a plastic funnel every time I load my rifle or pistol. Have been for 40 yrs.
It is safe. This with Black Powder. Static electricy will not set off black powder. This has been well proved in many test.

February 28, 2011, 06:01 PM
Aluminum is fine and the biggest problem was changing the storage from it's original container, to another plastic or even baggies. ..... :rolleyes:

Be Safe !!!

February 28, 2011, 06:04 PM
I'm with [email protected] on this one. Been doing it for many years with plastic.

March 6, 2011, 07:11 PM
I made one out of heavy paper and scotch tape, call me cheap. But I have used the green RCBS funnel with no ill results.

Fingers McGee
March 6, 2011, 07:46 PM
The only funnels I have are plastic, along with the screw on pour spout for my Goex cans.

Don H
March 6, 2011, 07:46 PM

Perhaps you might find this to be of interest: http://www.ctmuzzleloaders.com/ctml_experiments/sparks/sparks.html

March 6, 2011, 10:22 PM
Thank You all, I have been learning more and more from this forum, and that was a very enlightening article.

Thanks again,


Foto Joe
March 6, 2011, 10:25 PM
Keep in mind the flask that Cabela's sends you with BP kits is made from plastic. You're perfectly fine using a plastic funnel.

March 7, 2011, 09:36 AM
Plastic is fine. Just put out that cigarette.

March 7, 2011, 10:57 AM
You do know that Swiss powder and Wanno comes in plastic bottles.

Foto Joe
March 7, 2011, 11:01 AM
You do know that Swiss powder and Wanno comes in plastic bottles.

Even though I didn't ask the original question, I just had one of those "DUH!" moments, thanks.

March 9, 2011, 06:18 AM
Also don't forget there are a gazillion types of plastic.