Why not just reload the shot shell?
I brain-vaulted that one. That is really cool information to have.
+1 on why not just reload the shell.Cemetery actually got a 1911 to run on black powder.
Tincan, thanks for the comment. Now, about your question. The object of the video was to take a standard single-barrel shotgun and show you how, during SHTF, you can turn it into a muzzle loader when shot shells are not available. Sure, use the plastic if you like just be damn careful of the grain weight of black powder...remember, black powder is an explosive. It will, after a few shots, melt the plastic but what the hell. Remember too, during 'that' day, shells might be hard to find, but old spent shells can be found laying around the ground in most woods suited to hunting. Just cut and shoot. Thanks. 45er, and it's fun. Try it. Again, and I need not remind you, be careful. I feel responsible since I've placed this video on my blog. Many young people haven't a clue to the power of black powder.Odysseus, Cemetery is a smart fella. Thanks.
Oh, forgot. Many modern standard loads can be found with black powder loads. I sometimes purchase black powder 'cowboy' .38's for practice, it's fun but requires much cleaning afterwards.
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Many young people haven't a clue to the power of black powder.If I remember correctly part of the reasoning the 30-06 is so big, compared to contemporary military calibers, is so that if that new fangled smokeless powder didn't work out they could still cram it full of black powder and get decent performance.
Odysseus, very true. Many of today's calibers began life as black powder rounds. It just takes less 'smokeless' due to higher pressures.
My understanding is that shotguns were originally BP guns in the first place, although I will grant you, with paper or brass hulls. Plastics not having been invented yet.
TinCan, very true but in different configurations. Many of today's weapons began life as black powder muzzle loaders. Thanks.