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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-10-2019, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Water proof barrel

I have a cow's knee to cover the lock mechanism. Been reading about what to put on the end of barrel to keep water out. Electric tape was one option but might effect accuracy. I thought about saran wrap but might it melt on the barrel from muzzle blast? Any suggestions? If I shot a buck in late season muzzleloader & used my buck tag can I still hunt for doe with the appropriate wmu unused doe tag?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-10-2019, 02:08 PM
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Go to a drug store and buy a rubber thumb protector and put it over the end of your barrel. In fact buy several and shoot right through them.
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-10-2019, 03:59 PM
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I use electrical tape. I've never heard of an issue with it effecting accuracy. Gasses blow it off before the bullet would ever touch it.
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Latex glove cut fingers off now you have 5 of the suckers.
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-10-2019, 04:33 PM
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Or just keep the barrel tipped down and not worry about it
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In over 50 years of hunting, i've never once covered by barrel when it's raining. And I've been in some real downpours. Never once did I experience a problem. As BP said, just keep the barrel pointed down.

This has been my experience, yours may vary.
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As to your question, yes you can hunt doe as long as you have the appropriate tag. Also, your buck tag is good for an antlerless as well, in any wmu. That only applies to flintlock hunters, not late season archery hunters.
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Keep the muzzle DOWN !

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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-10-2019, 07:55 PM
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can someone explain or post picture of a cow knee and not the one that moos either , I know what they look like . thanks in advance
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