Well its early but how many others had this happen already this year. i had this happen in the snow squall monday in pittsburgh. doe 15 yards away and i wasnt expectin her. caught her off gaurd as i crested a hill. no time to check the flashpan and as i raised the gun i noticed snow on the top of the pan. knew it was a bad sign but to late. i raised and shower of sparks but no boom. next day i had a shot at 100 yards but waited for closer but the vanished on me. shot before i left to make sure load was still good adn boom on the first pull. darn smokepoles anyway.