Author Topic: Misfire on bull.  (Read 7938 times)


  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 1067
  • Bowhunter east side. Kayak Fishing cascade lakes.
Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #60 on: November 28, 2020, 12:22:54 PM »
When I Muzzy hunted years ago I was plagued with misfires.  How I corrected it is after loading a standard loose powder and maxi ball I would pull the nipple out and pour in just a few grains of FFF , then reseat the nipple and place a cap . I also did all of the standard precautions but in my case this corrected my issue forever.

Offline ThurstonCokid

  • Non-Hunting & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2018
  • Posts: 597
  • Location: Olympia
  • Groups: NRA, RMEF
Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #61 on: November 28, 2020, 12:43:42 PM »
3 things to making sure your muzzleloader fires.

Keep the bore dry
Keep the ignition source dry
Use real black powder

If you are using musket caps or #11 caps and then using pellets which is much harder to ignite and absorb moisture quickly, you are asking for trouble. I tested pellets years ago with 209 primers and all brands of pellets even with a hot W209 primer, went up like a roman candle, rather than going bang.

If you want 100% reliable ignition, stop being cheap, hard headed, or what ever you are, and order some real black powder. Use your pellet crap for target fun.
Cheap isnít the right word.. i drop a dumb amount of $ on this hobby. Stupid is a better word

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline 10thmountainarcher

  • Non-Hunting & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 761
  • Location: Buckley
Re: Misfire on bull.
« Reply #62 on: November 28, 2020, 01:12:23 PM »
Anyone ever ignited a pellet and loose powder side by side on the ground? The flash from loose seems so much more intense.


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

WTB Blackstone 22" griddle HELP! by huntandjeep
[Today at 06:23:18 PM]

Shooting a collared Elk by dewandgin
[Today at 06:23:12 PM]

What is considered bait? by GWP
[Today at 06:20:12 PM]

WTB Bullet Puller by GWP
[Today at 06:14:16 PM]

Broadheads by jason stevens
[Today at 06:01:33 PM]

Thieving Rat *censored*s!!! by GWP
[Today at 05:57:23 PM]

[Today at 05:50:43 PM]

Breeding female wolf illegally shot and killed in Stevens County by grundy53
[Today at 05:48:23 PM]

GMU 204 and Turkeys by Russ McDonald
[Today at 05:45:18 PM]

Traitor - Ryan Busse by grundy53
[Today at 05:43:42 PM]

Deer hunting capitol, green mountain, and tahuya by Birdguy
[Today at 05:40:02 PM]

Reintroduce Jaguars to the United States by grundy53
[Today at 05:37:22 PM]

Feeding quail by Birdguy
[Today at 05:23:11 PM]

WTS or trade H4350,H1000, Retumbo and others by predatormode
[Today at 05:20:41 PM]

WTS silver coins *price drop* by cavanaughcowboy
[Today at 05:06:34 PM]

2021 OIL Tags by X-Force
[Today at 04:51:27 PM]

Leupold Gold Ring spotter ??? by snake
[Today at 04:51:13 PM]

Moose Tag - Mt Spokane by NRA4LIFE
[Today at 04:38:01 PM]

FS: 50th anniversary Edition Ruger Mark II .22 LR semi auto pistol by finnman
[Today at 04:25:38 PM]

N555/hybrid 100v for rl16 or h4350 by jakeweb
[Today at 04:22:17 PM]