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Discussion in 'Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns' started by Smokin Guns, Apr 8, 2003.

  1. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    SG: It happens to all of us, eventually. I had a misfire at the shootout because I got so interested in showing off, I didn't fire the clearing caps before loading. Had to pull the nipple, clean everything, dribble some powder, and listen to the triple crack. Oh, well.

    BB, your time is a'comin'. :D

    BB's right about the borebutter. I use the liquid version for lubing the bbl after cleaning. I soak a patch with it and swab while the bore is still hot.

    Pops
  2. Smokin Guns

    Smokin Guns New Member

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    ...Yep!...been there and dun that Pops!...especially the one where i leave a cleaning patch in the chamber!... [​IMG]
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    BB, your time is a'comin'



    I know it is but I am all prepared with my trusty Co2 discharger when it happens. I keep in my possibles bag for that special moment in every BP shooters life....lol
    As for lubing my barrel after cleaning I just moisten a patch with 3in1 oil and run it down the barrel. I do check my bore often with my bore light to make sure that I have no rust.
    I was learned that if a fellas in a hurry that he best leave smoke poles alone. Take your time and do it right.
  4. armedandsafe

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    3in1 is good stuff, but I made the decision to not use any petroleum products on my BP. Just 'cause, that's why. I really like the natural lube, both grease and liquid. And, it smells soooo good.

    FN_Project90: These nipples you unscrew. ;)

    Pops
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    Gunna work on my two project's this week-end...[​IMG]
  6. keppler

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    Bout that time of year again. Gotta dust off the wall hanger...hunt up the powder flask and see what happens. I'll post some targets before halloween...I picked up a dancing, singing werewolf last night...oh yeah, back to shooting:D

    Was deer hunting one time, had a little spike walk up to about 20 yards and decided to take him, pulled the trigger and POP....cap went off but nothing else...deer just hopped around a bit and looked at me like I was nutz, put a new cap on and same thing...deer just hopped around and looked at me again like" leave me alone I'm lookin for a girl friend".
    I kid you not, this went on for 10 caps before I finally just gave up, the spike never ran of until I stood up.
    It had rained the night before and I guess the powder had drawed moisture or something. I had to take the nipple out, poke some powder in and finally got the gun to shoot.
    The joys of BP hunting;)
  7. armedandsafe

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    I've not gone so far as 10 caps, but I did have a coyote walk up to within about 20 feet of my blind, while I was dribbling powder into the bolster and getting the nipple back in. I was getting real nervous before I got the rifle back in service.

    Pops