Yes! That is exactly what they do best! If there's a reason for using tins, that's it. In the long run, your cartridges stay in firing condition.
Originally Posted by LibertyHallVols
@Lincolnsguard: It seems pretty clear that the cartridge box in question exploded because it was hit with something firey and deadly during the course of actual combat. I think such a catastrophic cartridge box failure while reenacting is just this side of impossible.
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