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Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: SE Michigan USA
Re: Percussion caps and rain?
Run rubbing alcohol and patch down the bore. You want a dry bore on damp days. Also, if you fire the ML, moisture will attract the fouling like a magnet. Wipe that bore clean before reloading and fire three caps before loading again.
Keep the muzzle pointed downwards in bad weather and check your bullet for proper seating. Moving around with barrel pointed downward can produce a loose ML bullet.
Put a tire air stem cap over your #11 cap. When cocking to fire, remove the tire cap. I also put a cotton ball over the muzzle-end in questionable weather. It will not apply any more bore pressure when shooting and neither will it change the course of your bullet. It keeps water and things falling from trees from entering your bore while seated.