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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 5:32 am 
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I whipped up a few of these a while back for me and bruce
Figgured I would post a how to on making one for this BPCR section

One of the things ya need when loading blackpowder cartridges is a Drop tube. this allows the powder to fall and settle into the shell better.

Cabelas wants around 45$ for the one they make

I didn't want to pay 45$ for a piece of wood and a brass tube.

So I made my own

First ya need a tube (Not steel preferably aluminum or brass) I used an old aluminum arrow shaft. Cut the ends and feathers off so it left me with
a smooth hollow tube

and a funnel for the top (You could search for a small brass funnel) I cut
a 7mm rem mag casing in 1/2 annealed it and used my tubing flaring
bar to turn it into a funnel. This press fit perfectly into the arrow shaft

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the holder is a simple wooden stand and a couple brass cup hooks
with a wooden clothespin to hold it at the right height.

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Total cost 1.83

Arrow shaft -free (Got tons of these that I have found in the woods or that
were discarded when the nocks got busted)

7mm rem mag casing-Free (used one that couldn't be reloaded anymore)

wood - I think I paid 1.75 for the plank I cut the stand from

Cup hooks (2) they were 2.00 for a box of 50 so around 8 cents

Clothespin- free( found it in junk drawer)


So there ya go longer tube and a lot cheaper.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:33 pm 
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Is there any reason copper tubing can't be used? I have often wondered why you never see copper drop tubes.

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I don't see any reason it couldn't be used

In fact I think several fellas do use copper drop tubes.

i just happened to have the arrow shafts on hand so I used them

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