>If we have this trouble loading, how did our 18th century counterparts
>battles where they ran out of ammunition. For example the 42nd Regiment
>using 18 hole belly boxes ran out of ammunition at Harlem Heights.
In some competitions where I was firing a lot of rounds, in a limited
time, I poured water down the barrel from my canteen, and rinsed it. I
immediately proceeded to load. Either the water in the barrel dried from
the heat, or it didn't effect the powder at all.
2nd Regiment of the North Carolina Line