powder and shot

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ammunition consisting of gunpowder and bullets for muskets

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In addition, samples are dissected by technicians and the contents weighed to check uniformity of the powder and shot drops.
As a rule, double-barrel muzzleloaders are not designed to handle powder and shot charges as heavy as are commonly used in modern, in-lin single-barrel guns.
A plastic wad seldom works as well with the lighter powder and shot charges recommended for double-barrel shotguns because chamber pressure is not high enough to cause the wad to seal off the bore.
Hunters who truly revel in the traditional side of shooting muzzleloaders use horns and flasks for carrying their powder and shot in the field.