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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2020, 02:36:50 PM »
Sounds like bad primer, put another one on and try shooting it is what I would do. Thatís so frustrating though, been there.

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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2020, 02:46:37 PM »
Yup. Just got to an area i could Fire.. new primer and everything shot smoothly.


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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2020, 03:14:31 PM »
TC Pro Hunter does have a long BP in the barrel. but it should and does shoot T7 just fine - whether it be loose or pellets.  Somebody with more experience would have to speak to BH-209 with that breech plug.



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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2020, 10:14:24 PM »
Been muzzleloading 18 years. Once a musket cap comes out of my capping tool or goes on a nipple and gets removed, it gets thrown out. Never had a misfire due to a bad cap. Caps are cheap compared to losing a shot at an animal.

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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2020, 06:56:20 AM »
First thing I would tell you is don't get drawn in by all the newest garb being advertised for muzzleloading. Some stuff works and it seems like some stuff never does. The Thompson rifle is a great choice. Pellets is not. They suck, I don't care what anyone tells you. They save you seconds in measuring for a reload buy that's it. They allow air pockets to form around your packed load and those pockets will sweat in temperature changes. I hunt with some competition muzzleloader shooters and they HATE pellets. Second of all, if the primer didn't actually "pop" even a little then you got a bad primer. I've been there a few times. On big bulls, and one time a monster mulie buck that I crawled up to in 40mph wind to about 15 yds. It sucks. I've still never shot a bull. Then I tossed out the pellets and went strickly loose powder and I use musket caps. RWS brand is the only brand to use IMO. I couldn't tell you about 209's as I haven't needed to use them. Everything works fine for me with what I mentioned. I like what works, not what's cool or newest. Change things up and try the old methods and new methods both. You'll find the sweet spot.

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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2020, 08:04:08 AM »
I shoot a strikefire and you have to very firmly press musket cap on nipple - pointing in safe direction - or cap wonít go off.  If you shim nipple perfectly you can squeeze it on when closing breech.  With pellts I put a pinch of FFF in before the pellets to guarantee no hangfires or missfires.

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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2020, 08:23:21 AM »
I shoot a strikefire and you have to very firmly press musket cap on nipple - pointing in safe direction - or cap wonít go off.  If you shim nipple perfectly you can squeeze it on when closing breech.  With pellts I put a pinch of FFF in before the pellets to guarantee no hangfires or missfires.

Sounds like a weird boat anchor...  :chuckle:

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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2020, 09:15:42 AM »
Hey guys thanks for all the input. The last few years Iíve been switching between rifle and archery, doing pretty good at both, but this year Iíve gotten into muzzleloader. My buddy had this same rifle and i shot and liked it so decided to buy the same one. We took the bullet and powder advice from the sportsmanís warehouse counter guy( ya what was i thinking) but i was able to take a buck at 120 yards, and love the amount of elk Iím seeing this time of year so Iím hooked. Feel free to keep commenting advice, and feel free to message me with more specifics. Thanks once again. Iím headed out after the misfire bill tomorrow, and will be hunting the rest of the season. Will keep updates coming! Thanks again. ThurstonCK


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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2020, 09:25:01 AM »
German musket caps with a new cap everytime you go to the woods and pyrodex RS loose powder. Is my choice. Always store powder and caps in a dry place. Never have had a malfunction at the range or field. Make sure you keep everything as dry as possible and have your gun very clean before headed to the woods for season. With some preventative maintenance it can go along way. If I was hunting a couple days in the rain I'll even take the gun apart, clean, and reload. Always making sure the gun is as fresh as can be for the moment the opportunity presents itself. Doing some of these measures although tedious can help bring home that trophy. In your case I think it has been established of a cap failure. Have fun and get back out there to bring home that trophy.

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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2020, 10:38:22 AM »

Sounds like a weird boat anchor...  :chuckle:

 :yeah:  Yep, great , light, accurate rifle when everything is perfect........ 

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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2020, 11:10:29 AM »
i hate pellet's,will never use them again.  :twocents:

I used pellet's 1 year drew down on a nice 4x5 muley nothing,new primer nothing.took charge out tried burning on a fire pit would not burn.

triple 7 powder from before and forever after.
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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2020, 02:24:02 PM »
Pellets are a bit different now that 209 primers are legal. 

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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2020, 02:28:58 PM »
agreed  :yeah: and regular powder works even better with 209's  :tup:

i just don't can't wont trust my hunt to pellet's ever again.  :twocents:
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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2020, 04:59:59 PM »
Man, I must be lucky (knock on wood *knock* *knock*)... I have been using pellets and musket caps in a CVA inline since 2000 and have never had a misfire.  I've never changed it up as it has been very reliable.  My CVA is capable of being switched over to 209's, but I kept the musket cap nipple in there and they work great for me.

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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2020, 05:02:20 PM »
Somebody needs to post their muzzleloader horror story before i go crazy.. havenít gotten on any more elk since..


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