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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-03-2010, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
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Grove in pan from touch hole blast

I have noticed recently that a small grove is forming one my pan from the blast coming through the touch hole. I seem to remember in the past hearing about this. According to my empty powder can estimate my gun has fired 271 shots since it was new. So I was just wondering does this grove normally start this early on a GOOD lock? (yeah I know CVA guns are cheap)
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-03-2010, 01:52 AM
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Re: Grove in pan from touch hole blast

I have a lyman and i noticed the same thing. It'll be interesting to know if it is common. My dad has a t/c renegade for 25 yrs. and it has none of this.
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Re: Grove in pan from touch hole blast

my TC is made prior to 1987 best i know (buddies serial number is 20k higher than mine and it is 1987...) i dont know how many shots were fired prior to me buying it, but i know ive shot somewhere around 400-500rds from it in 7 years..first 4 years or so i was going through a good pound of power or so a year..

my pan has no marks...except a few from the flint slamming into it...
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Re: Grove in pan from touch hole blast

I have a Traditions Deerhunter with 300 rounds fired that has a rather large groove in the pan.

I have a TC that is over 30 years old that does not show any sign of a groove.

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Re: Grove in pan from touch hole blast

Are your touch holes low in the pan?

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Re: Grove in pan from touch hole blast

normal. All of my flinters ive owned, including the lyman have all had that. The touchholes just sit a little lower. You can use a dremmel tool and add some depth to your pan
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Re: Grove in pan from touch hole blast

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Are your touch holes low in the pan?
I think that the bottom of the touch hole is very close to the rim of the pan.
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Re: Grove in pan from touch hole blast


Can you post a picture?


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Re: Grove in pan from touch hole blast

I have had flinters from just about very manufacturer and never had this problem. How hot are your loads?

I did once have a flinter that had a large touch hole and had to be carefful that no one was standing to my right because they would get blasted by the touch hole spit.
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Re: Grove in pan from touch hole blast



My pan really is not rusty its just that my camera is does not do great close ups so the pictures are a bit grainy.

As far as loads go when shooting a sabot I normally use 100grains 2F so that my 1:48 twist puts as much spin on it as possible. But for the bulk of my shooting has been round balls with 60grains 2F.
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