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Does anyone use anything to cover the bore of the barrel in rainy or snowy weather? ie. tommorrow, rain all day. Also would it be safe and effective to wrap the lock and trigger area with plastic wrap. Like using a calf knee. Im thinkin of doing that and just slice it off if deer come.
 

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Put a piece of plastic wrap around the barrel and a little tape to hold it in place or use a ballon or similar object to keep water out of the barrel....a loaf of bread bag cut open on both ends slid over the lock then secured with tape or rubber bands works too.
 

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If it's damp at all I change pan powder every 20 mins.- 30 mins. Don't know how you would do that with the lock wrapped in plastic wrap. I just keep the lock tucked under my arm. I put a piece of electrical tape over the barrel.
 

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How convienent, I just finished a loaf of bread. I will deffinitily try that. Thanks
 

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I use the BIG zip-lock style bags and put blue painters tape on the end.
 

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i have a peice of leather maybe 4 inches wide and 6 inches long with a hole in the bottom of one , unscrew the bolt below the hammer and put the leather hole and washer over the hole and put the screw back in and fold the flap over , works everytime and looks nice too
 

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I use a lock cover but also mix Rain Coat in with my priming powder.
 

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When flintlocks were invented do you think plastic,tape or balloons were around.Supposed to be a primitive season.Fight all elements.No high tech stuff.I just use my hand to cover the lock.Leather I would consider it was there during the period.Actually I don't care what you do just making a point.Folks don't want crossbows in muzzloader season because they are high tech.However some of the same folks use modern products to muzzleloader hunt.Burning your own bridge one board at a time.New gadgets will come out until the line is blurred.Then the legislators will change the hunting laws.My post is only meant to make you think not start a fight.
 

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When flintlocks were invented do you think plastic,tape or balloons were around.Supposed to be a primitive season.Fight all elements.No high tech stuff.I just use my hand to cover the lock.Leather I would consider it was there during the period.Actually I don't care what you do just making a point.Folks don't want crossbows in muzzloader season because they are high tech.However some of the same folks use modern products to muzzleloader hunt.Burning your own bridge one board at a time.New gadgets will come out until the line is blurred.Then the legislators will change the hunting laws.My post is only meant to make you think not start a fight.
Don't forget about your buck-skin boots.
 

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diablo666 said:
When flintlocks were invented do you think plastic,tape or balloons were around.Supposed to be a primitive season.Fight all elements.No high tech stuff.I just use my hand to cover the lock.Leather I would consider it was there during the period.Actually I don't care what you do just making a point.Folks don't want crossbows in muzzloader season because they are high tech.However some of the same folks use modern products to muzzleloader hunt.Burning your own bridge one board at a time.New gadgets will come out until the line is blurred.Then the legislators will change the hunting laws.My post is only meant to make you think not start a fight.
Dear Sirs----The man asked for suggestions --- Im assuming with such short notice he doesnt have the time nor the ability to scrounge up leather --beeswax----tow----etc to make a proper time era appropriate cover for his lock....so I made the suggestion as to a quick fix so he might enjoy the season and a traditiional hunt rather than sit on the couch. I have never seen another hunter dressed the part during the flintlock season other than myself here in my neck of the woods....however I will admit on a sloppy day like today I would put on the Rocky Boots instead of the Hi Low Trekkers or the center seem mocs......3 titanium screws in my lower spine are all the screws I want in my body. Am I a traditionalist ---most of the time, but when i need something on short notice I might buy it first then rectify the appropriateness at a later time. 666 please dont take offense as Im suggesting as a starting point for those joining our ranks and hopefully they will then become HOOKED and want make or purchase the items that we all carry or use as they not only look better but also last a heck of alot longer.
 

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Well said! I am gonna take the toilet paper out opf my pack now.....feeling guilty about not being "primitive" enough!!
Guess the Snickers and PB crackers need to be replaced with jerk beef and dried fruits too!

This may be way too much work......whre the heck are my binoculars and range finder??


BTW: This is all in fun!!
 

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a pre civil war condom over the barrel (that is the non lubricated ones) are great as you can shoot right through them. They also make great wallet holders and other paperwork you dont want to get wet.
 

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I actually bought parched corn and dried peas for this season at Pricketts Fort this year....call me crazy!!! Darn plastic water bottle though. LOL
 

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Peas???? Anything but peas!!! Could use for fowler shot if in a pinch!!
 

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Peas???? Anything but peas!!! Could use for fowler shot if in a pinch!!

Now thats funny--------they are salted and get this my kids like them!!
 

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Guess you did not tell them they were "peas"!! They don't make enough salt to get me to like'em!
 

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That high tech bread bag worked great. LOL Gun went off, but the hunter didnt hold true. Slight hang fire at 35 yds and pulled off the deer.
 
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