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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-12-2009, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
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Another Newbie Question

Just got into muzzleloading last year so forgive me for the simplistic question. At the end of last season I took a shot on a deer and when I tried to reload I couldn't get the sabot bullet down the barrel to re-seat. The first load with a clean barrel went right in with out a problem but after the shot the sabot probably went about 1/2 way down the barrel before it would go any further. After the first shot I did nothing to the barrel besides putting in the new charge and bullet. What did I do wrong and how can I avoid the problem in the future? Clean? Lube?
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Re: Another Newbie Question

thats powder fouling for you. The best thing you can do is find a clean powder like Blackhorn209 - American pioneer - shockeys gold ( the last 2 powders listed arent very good ones)

Or you will have to swab the bore after its fired.
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Re: Another Newbie Question

A few questions first:

Type of gun, type of powder and type of sabot?

Some gun and powder combos foul worse than others and some sabots just cannot push through that fouling. I personally use powerbelts and I have never had a reload problem but I tried the Hornaday TXP and they were very difficult to reload on a fouled barrel.

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Re: Another Newbie Question

Run a lube patch and then a dry patch after each shot.

Chances are good if you miss with a ML you not going to get off a second shot on the same deer.

You can have it when you rip it from my cold, dead hands.........
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Re: Another Newbie Question

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A few questions first:

Type of gun, type of powder and type of sabot?

Some gun and powder combos foul worse than others and some sabots just cannot push through that fouling. I personally use powerbelts and I have never had a reload problem but I tried the Hornaday TXP and they were very difficult to reload on a fouled barrel.

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Powder: 2) 50gr Pyrodex Pellets

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yeah more than likely just all the fouling build up. I get the same in my cva accura. After 2 shots its time to clean. What primers are you using? Maybe check out the Winchester 777 primers.
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Re: Another Newbie Question

I am using shockey's gold 3f and I fired 20 shots and never had a problem loading. I am also using round balls and a lubed patch if that makes any difference.
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Re: Another Newbie Question

I had the same prob with my Pa pellet . Just clean between shots as noted above and you will be OK .

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When you say to clean between shots, is it sufficient to run a wet patch on a jag or do I need to brush it?
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Patch on a jig is good

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