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Re: Unloading your muzzleloader each day during season
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2018, 11:43:13 AM »
I use a TC Hawkins 50cal with FFF real black powder. I will hunt day to day with the same charge in the gun. I will never however set my hammer down (no cap on nipple) after being in the brush. the cup part of hammer will hold water and if you set the hammer down it will force water in the nipple. happy hunting, oh yeah keep your powder dry.

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Re: Unloading your muzzleloader each day during season
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2018, 08:09:54 PM »
I hunt with a sidelock. I spent two weeks (off and on) hunting late season on the wetside, and left the rifle loaded the whole time. I was pretty careful to guard the muzzle and lock against the constant rain, but was unsure at the end of it all what would happen when I pulled the trigger.

When it finally came time, the gun went off perfectly. I feel a lot more confident about leaving it loaded after a rainy day after that. Funny enough, the only hangfire I have experienced hunting was on a sunny dry day.

 

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