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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 08-08-2014, 04:17 AM Thread Starter
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I recently got a pa pellet flintlock by traditions. I am having problems shooting it though. It seems that every time I pull the trigger the flash powder burns like a fuse to the powder in the barrel. It usually take 2 to 3 seconds for it to burn through. Is this normal or am I doing something wrong.
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Re: ignition problems

sounds like you are putting too much powder in the pan...
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Are you using black powder? Others are hard to ignite. I have one and I shoot 3f in barrel and works vg.

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I recently got a pa pellet flintlock by traditions. I am having problems shooting it though. It seems that every time I pull the trigger the flash powder burns like a fuse to the powder in the barrel. It usually take 2 to 3 seconds for it to burn through. Is this normal or am I doing something wrong.
What are you using for your powder setup, both main charge and flash pan?
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sounds like you are putting too much powder in the pan...
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It usually take 2 to 3 seconds for it to burn through.
I'm thinking your time estimation is WELL off ? Slow burn certainly can be a product of too much powder, BUT 2 OR 3 seconds.... no way. There isn't a pan out there big enough to hold enough powder for a 3 second burn.

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Re: ignition problems

pan powder fresh ?
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I wish my estimations were off....
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Re: ignition problems

I'm using 3f in the barrel as well as the pan I can't find 4f anywhere and was told the 3f should work fine in pan
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I'm using 3f in the barrel as well as the pan I can't find 4f anywhere and was told the 3f should work fine in pan
3F should work in the pan. Make sure the powder level is below the touchhole's opening as the powder burns up and out.

Is it giving you the fuse effect every time, or just occasionally?

edit..Opps, I see after looking back you've said every time you pull the trigger. All of us experience that slow sizzle cook off once in a while. Usually for me it's after target shooting for a long time and I get moisture rich fouling in the breach/touchhole area due to running a moist cleaning patch down and back between each shot. It contaminates the main charge. A good cleaning and drying out resolves the problem.



Other than suggesting that you make sure no oil or moisture is in the breach, I have no clue as to how to help you without being there with you.
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