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    50 caliber tubes that can hold 70 grains 3F?

    Not Civil War related, but I have bought my first flintlock rifle, a Pedersoli Pennsylvania. It's .50 cal. My revolver tubes work to hold the bullet, but they don't hold enough powder. What do you guys recommend for tubes for patched round ball .50 guns that can hold up to 70 grains of powder?

    It doesn't have to hold the bullet if it has it's own "cork".

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    Check out speed loaders at Cabelas.

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    Yeah, I went to Cabela's yesterday to see what they had.

    They had these Buckhorn209 tubes for like $10 for like 6 of them:

    https://www.cabelas.com/product/Blac...4.uts?slotId=0

    The ebay link above is the same tubes, without the writing on them, 50 plus an ammo box for them for $32.

    $1.67 per tube vs. $.64 per tube, with a free ammo box.

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    home made paper tube

    When I reenacted, I would use an all paper tube with 60 grains of powder. I use the same paper tube of powder when I go hunting. I shoot a 50 cal Hawkin percussion. I carry the patched bullets in a wooden block, powder in paper tubes similar to what a reenactor would use, and caps in a brass inline holder. To load, I take a paper tube of powder and tear off the end with my teeth and pour. I throw the paper on the ground knowing that over a short period of time the paper decomposes. Follow with the patched round ball, ram, cap, aim, shoot and wait for the smoke to clear. Repeat!

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