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Edenchef
05-05-2013, 04:41 PM
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u539/Edenchef/FrontierFlintlock003_zps0e27f1e4.jpg

Yep, yep, yep......got the smoke pole...got the "murse"......finally got all the toys to fill the bag (almost equal to the cost of the pole). Time to get down n dirty...... Figured, first shot, new gun...best something not done alone at my cabin. Head out to Genesee Range...very excited, nervous. Unpack, move gear to line...damn, front sight falls off. Oh well! adapt and overcome, we don't need no front sight, I'm a natural! Load up, set trigger, front trigger.....foosh..bang. First one downrange, even hit plywood holding target. Wow! Do a few more...no misfires...no reprimes...no hangfires. I must be really good!...........Wait for it! Murphy is listening.
Start chatting with the guy beside me, no problem, I'm a natural....right?....wrong! As I ram the patch n ball home, something just doesn't feel right, rod went way down. :eek1: Look back at bench and there it is...the powder measure, with charge in it, right where i put it. I've just rammed a patch n ball all the way to the breech plug. Try to extract ball, not happening, pulled centre out of ball. End of day. Now I need to find a gunsmith to pull the breech plug and extract the ball. Yes, b___H slapped by Murphy. (face palm time) Lesson....Black powder needs total focus.

Cheers!

arancio
05-05-2013, 05:00 PM
Take out the touch hole liner and put a few grains of powder in under the ball and replace the liner; the ball is not tight to the end. Load the pan, tilt to the right, put back up right and touch it off. The ball will go about 50 feet.

Edenchef
05-05-2013, 05:21 PM
Thanks for the advice. Cheers!

RobSmith
05-05-2013, 05:34 PM
What he said ... Pour a bit of powder down the flash hole by hand, fill the pan, fire the gun, repeat as necessary.

Edenchef
05-05-2013, 05:54 PM
Black powder or Pyrodex?

arancio
05-05-2013, 06:04 PM
Black powder or Pyrodex?

I used black because it was what I had.

Drache
05-05-2013, 06:15 PM
I personally like Pyrodex RS but it's just personal preference. Took my black powder rifle out today and for some reason after the first shot I just couldn't ram a ball down past half way. And trust me when I said, we tried to ram it down. Shot it out and looked down the barrel and see nothing. Going to try cleaning it again.

The second cheaper muzzleloader I have worked perfectly for about 8 shots in a row so that was nice. Friend picked off a 2 Liter pop bottle full of water with it at 125 yards which is pretty nice.

Edenchef
05-05-2013, 06:35 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you... brothers!!! Ball is gone, I owe each of you a pint! First, Black Powder charge, moved the ball about 8 inches. Put 20 Grains of Pyrodex in through touch hole, tamped ball down on charge, primed and.....GONE! I hoist a pint to all you and when we meet....... CHEERS!!

Edenchef
05-05-2013, 07:02 PM
Of course.....after the day, around the campfire.

Cheers!

Skeetgunner
05-06-2013, 09:47 AM
http://reviews.cabelas.com/8815/214461/cabelas-co2-load-discharger-reviews/reviews.htm?sort=rating&dir=asc is something you might want to add to the old possibles bag.

Edenchef
05-06-2013, 10:01 AM
http://reviews.cabelas.com/8815/214461/cabelas-co2-load-discharger-reviews/reviews.htm?sort=rating&dir=asc is something you might want to add to the old possibles bag.

Thanks!

Edenchef
05-06-2013, 11:11 PM
Thanks Skeet,
Definitely looks like a "must have" for the "bag", but where can I buy one. They appear to be "out of production"?
Cheers!

VancouverSkiBum
05-29-2013, 06:26 AM
http://reviews.cabelas.com/8815/214461/cabelas-co2-load-discharger-reviews/reviews.htm?sort=rating&dir=asc is something you might want to add to the old possibles bag.

lol, have you read the reviews? Seems like a waste of time and money. :confused1:

Edenchef
05-29-2013, 07:46 AM
Yes, there seem to be a couple bad, but most are positive.Thanks

addictedshooter
05-29-2013, 07:04 PM
I've seen a clever device with a CO2 cartridge that just blows everything out the muzzle.

RobSmith
05-30-2013, 04:55 AM
Seen it too, your mileage may vary on it to say the least.


I've seen a clever device with a CO2 cartridge that just blows everything out the muzzle.

Waterloomike
01-08-2014, 07:51 AM
Gabbing on the line got me a bulged barrel. It cost $300 and I had to wait about 5 months for it to arrive. The new one is 1/4 inch longer and decidedly better. Or maybe I'm just paying more attention.

But I've finally achieved a fairly tight group, although wide to the right and high. Can't wait to get back to the range and move it over. I'll upload the target when I get digikam working again.

Waterloomike
01-08-2014, 08:10 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/mbokie5/tightgroup_zps172ab69a.jpg

I can live with that.

it's with an 8:1 water to ballistol .018 pillowticking patch, 80 grns of 3FFf goex and I weigh all of my balls looking for 132 grns +/- .7 grns.

Consistency is the key.

I've decided to try one of Dutch' cleaning solutions, followed with a dry patch so that will be a bit of a change.

Edenchef
01-08-2014, 09:47 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/mbokie5/tightgroup_zps172ab69a.jpg

I can live with that.

it's with an 8:1 water to ballistol .018 pillowticking patch, 80 grns of 3FFf goex and I weigh all of my balls looking for 132 grns +/- .7 grns.

Consistency is the key.

I've decided to try one of Dutch' cleaning solutions, followed with a dry patch so that will be a bit of a change.

Nice grouping. 100 yards?

Cheers!

Waterloomike
01-08-2014, 01:32 PM
Nice grouping. 100 yards?

Cheers!

Don't I wish. As it happens, Dutch says to not get excited until you can do it @ 50 yds. That was at 25 yds. I'm hoping to get out this weekend at 50 yds. If I have anything to brag about, I'll do it.

Edenchef
01-08-2014, 02:01 PM
Hey! Just knowing what end to put the powder in is better than most people.

Cheers!

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Waterloomike
01-08-2014, 02:13 PM
Just be sure you push it all the way home!

;)

Edenchef
01-08-2014, 02:42 PM
Just be sure you push it all the way home!

;)

Amen!!! Last time I was out with my KLR, I out grouped my son, at 50 yds. He has a tricked out M14. He was rather choked; "It's not the tool; it's the craftsman."

Cheers!

Waterloomike
01-08-2014, 02:53 PM
Amen!!! Last time I was out with my KLR, I out grouped my son, at 50 yds. He has a tricked out M14. He was rather choked; "It's not the tool; it's the craftsman."

Cheers!

Superb, my friend, superb!