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Offline Moe the Sleaze

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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2020, 05:31:11 PM »
Possibly some lint in the cap from being in your pocket?

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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2020, 06:17:20 PM »
I shoot a Hawkins .54 with loose BP and caps, itís old school but I have never had a misfire.


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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2020, 06:31:44 AM »
I'll post a story for ya! Hiked in 2.5 miles to a good mule deer spot and spotted a black bear down in the bottom of the draw I was hunting. Put the ole sneak on him all the way to 40-50 yards. Squeezed off a No11 musket cap and the cap went off but no boom. Oddly enough the bear stayed put and I put 3 caps through the gun without any luck eerrr. Bear stood on its hind legs to give me a good look and took off running. Pretty frustrated to say the least but at least I didn't have to pack the bear out of that hole. Hiked the 2.5 miles back to the truck, said what the heck and put another cap through the gun to which the gun went off like normal with no hang fire or nothing. Not sure what caused it but that bear sure had some serious luck that day. Switched to 209's this year and looking at loose powder for next year as I have lost faith in the pellets after that incident even though I haven't had an issue since considering this was like 8 years ago. Good Luck this season!

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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2020, 06:39:36 AM »
I've had pellets in for 5 days before firing and it went off just fine  :dunno:

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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #34 on: October 09, 2020, 05:11:05 PM »
My nightmare (20 years ago)

Hunting elk in the evening, My Remington 700ML in 54 caliber.

Had a bull come out of the timber.  Aimed at him and fired, just the cap popped.  Lowered to my hip to recap, and the rifle fires (hang fire).

The bull goes back into the timber.

Do a full reload and start moving downhill towards where he was.

The bull comes back out of the timber and I fire again.  The bull flips completely over.

While reloading the bull stands up and walks back into the timber.

Walk towards the location, and I find blood where he was first seen.  I hit with my hangfire!

Then It started to rain hard.  And then it got dark.

My son and I searched and never located him.  Even over the next 2 days.  No blood after the rain and no sign.

It really sucks sometimes.

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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #35 on: October 09, 2020, 08:24:25 PM »
My nightmare (20 years ago)

Hunting elk in the evening, My Remington 700ML in 54 caliber.

Had a bull come out of the timber.  Aimed at him and fired, just the cap popped.  Lowered to my hip to recap, and the rifle fires (hang fire).

The bull goes back into the timber.

Do a full reload and start moving downhill towards where he was.

The bull comes back out of the timber and I fire again.  The bull flips completely over.

While reloading the bull stands up and walks back into the timber.

Walk towards the location, and I find blood where he was first seen.  I hit with my hangfire!

Then It started to rain hard.  And then it got dark.

My son and I searched and never located him.  Even over the next 2 days.  No blood after the rain and no sign.

It really sucks sometimes.
That is a nightmare story.. worse than mine. Thanks for sharing


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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #36 on: October 10, 2020, 06:06:28 AM »
My Brother has been Muzzy Elk hunting for 6 years. He has had 3 misfires on bulls, cap went off but powder didn't. Also has had issues the first 2 years shooting at grouse and other stuff just trying to figure out his problem. His muzzeloader finally went off this year on a nice bull, but the blood dried up after a few hundred yards and they tracked it all day with no luck. We were just happy for him that his gun went off.

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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #37 on: October 10, 2020, 12:20:15 PM »
I've had pellets in for 5 days before firing and it went off just fine  :dunno:

This guys getting paid by Pyrodex to say this I'm certain!  :chuckle:

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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2020, 12:26:11 PM »
I've had pellets in for 5 days before firing and it went off just fine  :dunno:

This guys getting paid by Pyrodex to say this I'm certain!  :chuckle:

Iíve had nothing but bad luck with the pyrodex pellets. Inconsistent groups, and delayed firings. Switched to loose triple 7 this year and the gun patterns amazing and goes off when itís supposed to. The pellets are handy, but you wonít catch me shooting them again.

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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #39 on: October 10, 2020, 01:51:55 PM »
Looks like Iíll be switching to loose powder. Possibly by late muzzle.. little update i ended up seeing 4 legal bulls after the misfire.. nothing feasible to get on. Some where with 2 minutes of huntable light left, still 500 ish yards off. 5 days saw 5 legal bulls total, and about 40ish total elk. Not bad! Had fun and worked hard. I slept in today lol.


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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #40 on: October 10, 2020, 03:38:26 PM »
Only elk I have ever pulled the trigger on ended up just being a pop not a bang lol
Was just a cow tag though, buddy was able to tag out the next day for his first ever harvest. I still havenít forgiven that muzzleloader though, sheís in the dog house forever. (Even thought it was my fault for not checking the powder after a misty morning.) passed on an opportunity at a single cow with a calf that trip as well. Just wasnít meant to be. Sounds like you had a fun hunt, doubt youíll ever forget it!
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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #41 on: October 11, 2020, 02:03:40 PM »
I've had pellets in for 5 days before firing and it went off just fine  :dunno:

This guys getting paid by Pyrodex to say this I'm certain!  :chuckle:

I wish!

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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #42 on: October 11, 2020, 04:40:21 PM »
I've had pellets in for 5 days before firing and it went off just fine  :dunno:

This guys getting paid by Pyrodex to say this I'm certain!  :chuckle:

I wish!

Iíve loaded my muzzy with loose 777 before early deer season in Sept and fired it after late season in Dec. more often than I care to admit.  Never had a problem (except for the obvious).



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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #43 on: October 11, 2020, 07:31:05 PM »
First time ever not buying an archery elk tag, we called in a bull during muzzy season to 15 yds broadside. Had two misfires. Literally had time to load another cap.  I debated packing my bow when we heard him bugle but decided not too.....

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Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #44 on: October 12, 2020, 08:17:16 AM »
I've had pellets in for 5 days before firing and it went off just fine  :dunno:

This guys getting paid by Pyrodex to say this I'm certain!  :chuckle:

I wish!

Iíve loaded my muzzy with loose 777 before early deer season in Sept and fired it after late season in Dec. more often than I care to admit.  Never had a problem (except for the obvious).

One of my Thompson's is still loaded from last year and I bet it will go off just fine. Rode behind the seat until about June even! I forgot about it. I've had one loaded in the gun safe before for over a year and took it out and shot it and it shot just fine. When I shoot this other one I'll let everyone know how it goes.

 


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