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Old October 1, 2012, 12:23 PM   #1
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Use of a drop tube

What do I lose if I don't use one?

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Old October 1, 2012, 03:35 PM   #2
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not a thing. Now, iffn you was shootin a 45-70 or such at long ranges, it would come in handy.
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Old October 1, 2012, 04:01 PM   #3
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Using a drop tube I can get pathetic 3 grains more in a big 45-70 case, shaking it gives me room for another 10 grains.
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Old October 1, 2012, 05:01 PM   #4
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i use a old ladies electric shaver i bought at a flea market for .50 cents, one touch and the powder settles right down. eastbank.
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Old October 1, 2012, 05:01 PM   #5
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I use an old golf shaft 30 inches long with powder funnel attached to the top , I have the Lyman 55 BP powder measure, my golf shaft does a much better job then the tubes that came with it.
I only use it for 45-70 though.
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Old October 1, 2012, 06:40 PM   #6
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What do I lose if I don't use one?
A little bit of extra smoke
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