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    Another muzzleloader question

    Do you guys discharge your muzzleloaders at night and start with a new load every morning when hunting the back country? Does the weather have anything to do with your decision?

    Thanks for your help.
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    New powder, new bullet and primer every morning, under any weather conditions. I don't shoot it because I dont want to have to worry if there is any fouling in the barrel or breech plug. After I dump every thing at night I pull a dry patch thru it and visually check breech plug. I pull another dry patch in the morning and load it up. Some guns shoot better with a fouled barrel but when I sight mine in I like to know where my shot is with a clean barrel because that is what I hunt with.

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    Depends on the gun and load.

    If i'm shooting a sidelock with real black powder. Absolutely a new load everyday.

    If i'm hunting with an inline with BH 209 powder. No, I don't unload it. BH 209 is basically a smokeless powder, and it doesn't absorb any moisture.

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    I leave mine loaded unless there is alot of moisture...

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    I have been wondering the same thing but that's a lot of powder and bullets to carry when in the back country for 9 days. So I thought I would just push things out the breach and start over if I got a good rain and keep good preventative maintenance. I also heard using a patch with rubbing alcohol to dry the barrel.

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    Tape the muzzle so no moisture can get in. Leave a shot primer in when you aren't hunting.

    Don't forget to change to a live primer when you go hunting.

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    I like it, sounds like a solid plan.

 

 

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