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#1526916 - Fri Dec 25 2009 08:27 PM Bore cover and lock cover
cope Offline
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Does anyone use anything to cover the bore of the barrel in rainy or snowy weather? ie. tommorrow, rain all day. Also would it be safe and effective to wrap the lock and trigger area with plastic wrap. Like using a calf knee. Im thinkin of doing that and just slice it off if deer come.

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#1526926 - Fri Dec 25 2009 08:37 PM Re: Bore cover and lock cover [Re: cope]
Bunky Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 12 2005
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Put a piece of plastic wrap around the barrel and a little tape to hold it in place or use a ballon or similar object to keep water out of the barrel....a loaf of bread bag cut open on both ends slid over the lock then secured with tape or rubber bands works too.
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#1526929 - Fri Dec 25 2009 08:38 PM Re: Bore cover and lock cover [Re: cope]
skube Offline
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If it's damp at all I change pan powder every 20 mins.- 30 mins. Don't know how you would do that with the lock wrapped in plastic wrap. I just keep the lock tucked under my arm. I put a piece of electrical tape over the barrel.
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#1526931 - Fri Dec 25 2009 08:39 PM Re: Bore cover and lock cover [Re: Bunky]
cope Offline
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How convienent, I just finished a loaf of bread. I will deffinitily try that. Thanks

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#1526932 - Fri Dec 25 2009 08:40 PM Re: Bore cover and lock cover [Re: Bunky]
limbhngr10 Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 06 2009
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Loc: Erie Co.
I use the BIG zip-lock style bags and put blue painters tape on the end.
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#1526958 - Fri Dec 25 2009 08:58 PM Re: Bore cover and lock cover [Re: limbhngr10]
Vector 51 Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 03 2009
Posts: 913
Loc: 2E
i have a peice of leather maybe 4 inches wide and 6 inches long with a hole in the bottom of one , unscrew the bolt below the hammer and put the leather hole and washer over the hole and put the screw back in and fold the flap over , works everytime and looks nice too

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#1527186 - Sat Dec 26 2009 01:29 AM Re: Bore cover and lock cover [Re: Vector 51]
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Registered: Sat Aug 30 2003
Posts: 958
Loc: Harrisburg, PA
I use a lock cover but also mix Rain Coat in with my priming powder.
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#1527271 - Sat Dec 26 2009 07:52 AM Re: Bore cover and lock cover [Re: USAF_SP]
Hiamovi Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 02 2003
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Loc: 15065
When flintlocks were invented do you think plastic,tape or balloons were around.Supposed to be a primitive season.Fight all elements.No high tech stuff.I just use my hand to cover the lock.Leather I would consider it was there during the period.Actually I don't care what you do just making a point.Folks don't want crossbows in muzzloader season because they are high tech.However some of the same folks use modern products to muzzleloader hunt.Burning your own bridge one board at a time.New gadgets will come out until the line is blurred.Then the legislators will change the hunting laws.My post is only meant to make you think not start a fight.

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#1527275 - Sat Dec 26 2009 07:56 AM Re: Bore cover and lock cover [Re: Hiamovi]
limbhngr10 Offline
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 Originally Posted By: diablo666
When flintlocks were invented do you think plastic,tape or balloons were around.Supposed to be a primitive season.Fight all elements.No high tech stuff.I just use my hand to cover the lock.Leather I would consider it was there during the period.Actually I don't care what you do just making a point.Folks don't want crossbows in muzzloader season because they are high tech.However some of the same folks use modern products to muzzleloader hunt.Burning your own bridge one board at a time.New gadgets will come out until the line is blurred.Then the legislators will change the hunting laws.My post is only meant to make you think not start a fight.

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#1527502 - Sat Dec 26 2009 10:51 AM Re: Bore cover and lock cover [Re: Hiamovi]
Bunky Offline
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 Originally Posted By: diablo666
When flintlocks were invented do you think plastic,tape or balloons were around.Supposed to be a primitive season.Fight all elements.No high tech stuff.I just use my hand to cover the lock.Leather I would consider it was there during the period.Actually I don't care what you do just making a point.Folks don't want crossbows in muzzloader season because they are high tech.However some of the same folks use modern products to muzzleloader hunt.Burning your own bridge one board at a time.New gadgets will come out until the line is blurred.Then the legislators will change the hunting laws.My post is only meant to make you think not start a fight.


Dear Sirs----The man asked for suggestions --- Im assuming with such short notice he doesnt have the time nor the ability to scrounge up leather --beeswax----tow----etc to make a proper time era appropriate cover for his lock....so I made the suggestion as to a quick fix so he might enjoy the season and a traditiional hunt rather than sit on the couch. I have never seen another hunter dressed the part during the flintlock season other than myself here in my neck of the woods....however I will admit on a sloppy day like today I would put on the Rocky Boots instead of the Hi Low Trekkers or the center seem mocs......3 titanium screws in my lower spine are all the screws I want in my body. Am I a traditionalist ---most of the time, but when i need something on short notice I might buy it first then rectify the appropriateness at a later time. 666 please dont take offense as Im suggesting as a starting point for those joining our ranks and hopefully they will then become HOOKED and want make or purchase the items that we all carry or use as they not only look better but also last a heck of alot longer.


Edited by Bunky (Sun Dec 27 2009 09:04 PM)
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