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#6707874 - 03/17/17 12:18 PM Re: Muzzleloader Ignition help [Re: Christian Hoffmann]
hangfire Offline
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Registered: 02/24/05
Posts: 280
Loc: Jefferson county, Tx.
As usual I finally got around to reading the instructions for Blackthorn 209 usage. They recommend using traditional oil based rifle cleaning supplies. b

#6730467 - 04/09/17 09:48 PM Re: Muzzleloader Ignition help [Re: Christian Hoffmann]
Jim Adams Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 07/17/13
Posts: 41
Loc: Louisiana
In 2004 I started using inline muzzleloaders for all my big game hunting. The majority of my time is spent on my lease near Sonora where I primarily hunt whitetails. We also have axis, fallow, aoudad and feral hogs. I have 3 Knights, all 50 cal. All 3 have bare primer breech plugs and adjustable triggers. After a lot of range time I'v settled on a 100 gr load of BH 209 by volume(I also weigh it for consistency), a Winchester regular 209 primer, Harvester's black crush rib sabot and their 300 gr. PT Gold bullet. Load is extremely accurate as well as deadly.Lots of other good choices out there.
I pick my shots and usually limit them to 150 yds however I am not afraid to reach out further if I have a solid rest. I have learned a lot in the field, however there is a lot of great info on the internet. Take a look at forum- "Blackpowder"; "Inline Muzzleloading and just to name a few. They are a lot of fun to shoot and its a challenge. Enjoy

#6750642 - 04/30/17 07:11 PM Re: Muzzleloader Ignition help [Re: Christian Hoffmann]
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Registered: 05/06/13
Posts: 1786
Loc: Ft Worth, Texas
No matter the powder or primer you are using make sure the bore and breech plug are free of moisture and oil left over from cleaning. Make sure you dry the bore with several patches before loading. Also it is a good idea to fire a cap/primer off with unloaded barrel aimed at dirt or loose leaves before loading. If the dirt or leaves don't move then you have an obstruction or fouled nipple, etc. This will also help dry the bore.
texas I am allergic to stupidity. You can't fix Stupid, but you can occasionally head it off before it hurts someone.

#6753088 - 05/03/17 06:14 AM Re: Muzzleloader Ignition help [Re: Christian Hoffmann]
Jim Adams Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 07/17/13
Posts: 41
Loc: Louisiana
To make sure the flash channel is clean pick up a set of welding torch tip cleaners. There are a variety of sizes in the set and are inexpensive.

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