Author Topic: Misfire on bull.  (Read 5509 times)


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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.

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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

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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.


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