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Old November 28, 2020, 10:23 AM   #12
Jim Watson
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I forget, did the OP end up with a "paper cutter" Sharps?
He will be fine with volumetric powder charges, much as the typical hunting muzzleloader.

I have known of target muzzleloading shooters to preweigh a day's loads into pill vials.

My main use of black powder has been in BPCR competition where most shooters weigh their loads like the Sharps Rifle Co told them to do 140 years ago. There are a few who use high end volumetric measures with the care a modern benchrest shooter operates his Harrel or Culver.

The other worry over mechanical measures besides their plastic hoppers is the fear of "striking a spark" with a steel drum in an iron housing. If that bothers you, Hornady and Lyman make rotary BP measures with brass moving parts.
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