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Re: Need muzzle loader help

Post by Oldbloke » 14 May 2018, 7:35 pm

I picked up 1kg of wano fff and a ball starter today. :thumbsup:
I was going to make one but he knocked $5 off. Also picked up a bronze brush, and have about 90 balls. Sooo, just need a jag now.

Then it's "thunder birds r go"

Put in an order for a Lee .490 ball mould today.
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Re: Need muzzle loader help

Post by sungazer » 15 May 2018, 9:53 am

Where in Seymour is it Noisy I might come for a looksee?
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Re: Need muzzle loader help

Post by bigpete » 15 May 2018, 11:13 am

Bentaz,you were saying you were setting up a smoothbore 50 ? Have a look into cheewed balls for it
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Re: Need muzzle loader help

Post by Oldbloke » 15 May 2018, 1:17 pm

bentaz wrote:
Oldbloke wrote:Here it is.

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Did the old bastard cry when he had to hand it over?


TBO, I think he was a bit sad.
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Re: Need muzzle loader help

Post by bigpete » 15 May 2018, 4:02 pm

It also helps provide a better fit without excess friction bentaz. I've made a couple but as yet haven't tried them
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Re: Need muzzle loader help

Post by Oldbloke » 16 May 2018, 7:34 pm

As I know SFA about these I need to ask.
What is this for? :lol:

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Post by bigpete » 16 May 2018, 7:49 pm

Holds the barrel in. If you cock the hammer,pull that out,pull the ramrod out,you should be able to lift the barrel from the muzzle end and it hooks at the other end into the stock
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Post by Oldbloke » 16 May 2018, 7:57 pm

Well, I'll be. Don't want to lose that.

Bigpete is it normal for the ram rod to only be held in by friction? I expected a clip, latch or similar. Seems to just pull out.
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Post by bigpete » 16 May 2018, 8:05 pm

Yes that's normal
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Post by Oldbloke » 16 May 2018, 8:13 pm

Thanks
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Post by Noisydad » 16 May 2018, 9:36 pm

It’s very common for ramrods to sneak forwards a little with recoil. It’s no biggy just shove it back in.
There's still a few of Wile. E Coyote's ideas that I haven't tried yet.
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Post by sungazer » 16 May 2018, 10:13 pm

Hey OB are you going out to Seymore on Sunday to tey it out and get all the tips from the experts. I know one of the guys other than Noisy and he will tell you history you never knew and never wanted to know. Sorry I tune out short attention span. :D :drinks:
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Post by Oldbloke » 17 May 2018, 5:46 am

sungazer wrote:Hey OB are you going out to Seymore on Sunday to tey it out and get all the tips from the experts. I know one of the guys other than Noisy and he will tell you history you never knew and never wanted to know. Sorry I tune out short attention span. :D :drinks:


Would like to, tempting. . Unfortunately I'm flat out at work and issues with elderly parents. Looks like being a while before I get out. I haven't even had a chance to clean/oil the rifle yet. Just dumped it in the safe.

The blokes here have been great helping me out.
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Re: Need muzzle loader help

Post by sungazer » 17 May 2018, 9:28 am

Mate you have to put 5 mins aside for yourself to get an oily rag and caress that gun just a little. It might Rust :lol: :allegedly:
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Post by Oldbloke » 17 May 2018, 9:02 pm

sungazer wrote:Mate you have to put 5 mins aside for yourself to get an oily rag and caress that gun just a little. It might Rust :lol: :allegedly:


Yeah, will try for it Sunday. But that's in doubt.
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Re: Need muzzle loader help

Post by Oldbloke » 20 May 2018, 10:59 am

Sooo, I've finally got some time today to check out my CVA Blaser. I plan see how it comes apart & give it a good clean and oil.
Just 3 questions if you don't mind.

When cleaning at the end of a days shooting should I pull out the breach plug? (I assume the CVA has one?)
And I assume its just hot soapy water then oil the barrel?
And similar treatment to the nipple using a pipe cleaner?

Thanks Bigpete & Noisy. (hope it goes well today in Seymor)
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Re: Need muzzle loader help

Post by Oldbloke » 20 May 2018, 2:07 pm

I gave the bore a clean todayjust using about 10 patches with eds red. It has a loose spot 5 inches from the plug. I'm not sure if that will make a huge difference to accuracy or not. Anyway going to let it soak for a week or so then give it another few patches.

Here is the the result.

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Re: Need muzzle loader help

Post by bigpete » 20 May 2018, 2:25 pm

I just use hot water,no soap. No you don't take the breech plug out ( you would struggle to anyway if its like mine ). Once your drying patch is coming out clean,oil the barrel. I use something I got from green rivers when.they were still operating that looks like a water based machinists oil. I've also use rp7 when I'm lazy lol. But any sort of natural oil or grease is ok.
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