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PostSubject: Irish Vs English   March 12th 2017, 9:49 pm

I am looking at shot snakes/flasks/chargers. 
I have not handled either and will likely need 
to order on line.

I see Irish and English heads and while I can tell the difference, 
I do not know if there are advantages for one over the other.

Irish head with molded leather flask: 


English head with molded leather flask:


Also, they seem pricey for what they are and there are few sources. TOTW is sold out of all except one that comes with a fowler's bag for 186.00. I would like to avoid that. 

Let me know if you have lower price sources? Let me know if you have any experience with 
these? Thanks.

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PostSubject: Re: Irish Vs English   March 13th 2017, 8:27 am

The Irish works better than the English. I bought mine from Dixie Gun Works for under $100. Even that is too much.

I found that it's easier to pre-weigh charges and keep them in Lane's tubes. White caps for shot, red caps for powder. I seldom use my Irish snake.

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PostSubject: Re: Irish Vs English   March 13th 2017, 2:01 pm

Some place I saw just the heads for sale. Will try to find it latter. Make your own cool bag. Try Taylors or Track Of the Wolf.
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PostSubject: Re: Irish Vs English   March 13th 2017, 9:34 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Irish Vs English   March 13th 2017, 11:36 pm

Thanks Grumpy and everyone. Dixie also has an Irish charger head. 
the English head is 55.99 and the Irish is 59.95... so far.

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PostSubject: Re: Irish Vs English   May 14th 2017, 4:43 pm

Watch Ebay. I picked up a shot pouch with English head for like $30. The leather is rotten so I removed the head and used the pouch as a pattern to recreate my own.
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PostSubject: Re: Irish Vs English   May 15th 2017, 7:24 pm

That is not a bad idea to look around for...
Thanks.

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