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Online Rebel Craig

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Push button or thumb operated brass flask ??
« on: December 19, 2019, 06:47:05 PM »
I am going to buy a Powder Flask and curious as to which type of operating system is preferable.
A push button like the Traditions or a thumb operated like the Cva ?
Does one type Throw a more accurate charge or less likely to dump a charge when carried in a coat pocket ?

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Re: Push button or thumb operated brass flask ??
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2019, 08:31:41 PM »
Either or, just whichever one you like best. I have a brass CVA flask with the lever and I have a push button on a powder horn. Neither one leaks. How hard you hold your thumb over the spout makes a little bit of difference in how much powder a flask pours.
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Re: Push button or thumb operated brass flask ??
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2019, 11:03:21 AM »
Sounds like it is about as broad as it is long so I will just look for the best price .

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Re: Push button or thumb operated brass flask ??
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2019, 11:57:50 AM »
I use one like this for revolvers. Stay away from the cheap period looking flasks. https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1002225580
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Re: Push button or thumb operated brass flask ??
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2019, 12:33:30 PM »
That's the one.

I use one of those CVA 5 oz. lever actions.  It’s a good flask and if you‘re only going to have one, that‘s the one. 

Started out with Pedersolli Remington and Colt period lever jobs and still use them often.  VTI has replacement parts available in the unlikely event something breaks down.

A couple of years ago I bought a cheapo Traditions black composite polymer cylindrical (3 oz).with a fixed non-removeable 20-gr. spout for kickin around and general mistreatment.  It’s a push-button and I’m still trying to get comfortable with it.  I’m glad I got it but not recommended.

Start a collection of spouts of various throws.  Can’t have too many spouts.

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Re: Push button or thumb operated brass flask ??
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2019, 01:36:15 PM »
The Pedersoli flasks are good. I use a push button on one of my powder horns and in that application I really like it. I don't think I'd want a lever there.
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Re: Push button or thumb operated brass flask ??
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2020, 04:36:35 AM »
I use a pedersoli lever to pre-fill vials to load at the bench( can't have open powder on the firing line, some idiot blew himself up), have different tips for different guns, I find it quick and simple to use
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