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Misfire on bull.
« on: October 04, 2020, 11:15:20 AM »
So this morning i had a plan to bike into a spot and head into the timber early.. right at first light i spot 2 bedded cows. I get into position and spot a few more cows. 5 minutes go by and out steps a beautiful mature bull. He gives me a perfect 60-70 yard shot opportunity. I stand up, line it up and ďclick.Ē Now i know everyone has their own muzzle loading hunting stories. Being new to muzzleloading Iím looking for advice, was this just a bad primer? Also feel free to comment your bad muzzleloading stories to make me feel a little better! Thanks!


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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2020, 11:25:12 AM »
Lame! I've had a few musket caps fail on the range but never an animal. Sorry to hear!
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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2020, 11:41:38 AM »
How far did you throw your rifle?

Could your powder have been wet?

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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2020, 11:45:48 AM »
How far did you throw your rifle?

Could your powder have been wet?
Something held me back from throwing the rifle... not sure how i resisted.. Iím 99% sure my powder was try.. had a glove finger over the barrel going in this morning. The primer was in my pocket when i packed my buck out last week.. possibility it got sweaty.. a


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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2020, 11:54:14 AM »
Bad primer if no ďpopĒ.
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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2020, 12:04:09 PM »
What brand was the primer? And which powder were shooting?
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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2020, 12:11:03 PM »
What brand was the primer? And which powder were shooting?
Winchester triple 7 209ís. Hodgdon triple 7 pellets.. there was no pop. Mustíve been primer


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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2020, 12:11:39 PM »
What brand was the primer? And which powder were shooting?
Winchester triple 7 209ís. Hodgdon triple 7 pellets.. there was no pop. Mustíve been primer


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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2020, 12:25:40 PM »
That sucks. I haven't even seen an elk in my area, just tracks. They're not even talking either. The moon isn't helping, don't even need a flashlight it's so bright out.

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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2020, 01:11:32 PM »
This bull was sniffing hard between 2 cows. Once they spooked they mustíve split up cause he bugled.


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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2020, 01:30:37 PM »
first off, you're using a cooler primer to set off a  pellet that is harder to ignite. I know the crud ring sucks, and that the T7 primers help tame it a little, but as you found out, the trade off is not worth it.

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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2020, 01:34:33 PM »
I've had enough bad experiences with muzzy misfires that I packed my bow yesterday. I know that goes off.

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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2020, 01:36:05 PM »
first off, you're using a cooler primer to set off a  pellet that is harder to ignite. I know the crud ring sucks, and that the T7 primers help tame it a little, but as you found out, the trade off is not worth it.
What would you recommend?


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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2020, 02:10:50 PM »
first off, you're using a cooler primer to set off a  pellet that is harder to ignite. I know the crud ring sucks, and that the T7 primers help tame it a little, but as you found out, the trade off is not worth it.
What would you recommend?


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I know you didn't ask me but.... Personally I would use a Winchester W209.  Then next year maybe look at switching to loose T7 or even BH-209. 

What brand of rifle are you using?

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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2020, 02:28:55 PM »
first off, you're using a cooler primer to set off a  pellet that is harder to ignite. I know the crud ring sucks, and that the T7 primers help tame it a little, but as you found out, the trade off is not worth it.
What would you recommend?


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I know you didn't ask me but.... Personally I would use a Winchester W209.  Then next year maybe look at switching to loose T7 or even BH-209. 

What brand of rifle are you using?
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