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    Important lesson for first time muzzleloader shooters. Don't FORGET to remove the ramrod from the barrel before firing the gun!

    Helped a newbie sight in a couple MLs this afternoon, after he was having some issues.


    Solid aluminum ramrod, after hitting the target board at 50 yards...
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    not the first time I have seen this unfortunately....one of the things that keep me from getting a smoke pole I think

    glad nobody got hurt!
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    I was that idiot. Im glad the gun didn't blow up. It sure did recoil a bunch. About knocked me off the chair. I even got scope eye from the recoil.

    Btw. anyone trying to sight in a muzzleloader, do not use TC superglide sabots. Superglides would not even hit a sheet of plywood at 50 yards. I switched to some of stlhunters sabots and tc mag express sabots and got 1 hole groups at 50 yards.

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    Well, when you shoot a 250 grain bullet, topped with a 1750 grain ramrod ( 2,000 grains total ) it's going to get your attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stlhunr View Post
    Well, when you shoot a 250 grain bullet, topped with a 1750 grain ramrod ( 2,000 grains total ) it's going to get your attention.
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    While I think todays ML are pretty safe there are a whole list of things that can go wrong. It is amazing the country was settled and the west was won using such firearms.
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    I'm not familiar with muzzleloaders and was in hurry, which I shouldn't have been. Things happen no matter how proficient and safe we are. It was a good wake up call to make me lay more attention

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