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Old 04-14-2009, 06:00 AM
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Does anybody use these with an Inline Muzzleloader? I dont, but i'm sure a few do. I used to use one all the time with a FlintLock with patch and round ball. But not with an inline.

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Old 04-14-2009, 07:58 AM
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I do with my knight shadow,it seems to like a pretty tight sabot and has no qla like the t/c"s. karl
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:17 AM
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I use them all the time. Although I like the T handle ones better when shooting sabots.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:03 AM
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I shoot Hornady FPBs in my Genesis. Pretty much need a starter to load those bullets.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:07 AM
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I use a ball starter all the time, I have made one for nearly every rifle/pistol I shot. I picked up an assortment of wooden balls from a craft shop years ago. I drill them for a dowel and use a 38 spec. case for the tip, either glued on or a pin threw it. I even drill a shalow hole to fit the end of the ram rod. Then I have a round knob on the ram rod if needed. I even have some that also have a 38 or 44 case in the side of them for a true Ball starter.
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:16 AM
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I use them too for almost all my ML. The only ML I don't need it for is my Lyman GPH. That shoots the REAL bullets well I can can usually start them down the bore with firm thumb pressure.

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Old 04-14-2009, 12:02 PM
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The only rifles I really do not need them for are the Whites. I can load them with just the ramrod pressure.
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:39 PM
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I am with Dave don't need for the White but for the others I use one
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:04 PM
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Heck ya I use a short starter. As a matter a fact I forgot it yesterday when I went to the range and I really missed it. Pushing the Barnes 250gr TMZ down the bore of my Omega was a chore!
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:12 PM
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All the loads that shoot one hole groups for me are tight I always use a short starter. Lee
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