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#2968812 - 10/04/12 03:36 PM "Waterproofing" Your Muzzleloader
Wes Parrish
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OK, I know this has been mentioned and discussed before, but are there any downsides to covering your bore with electrical tape to seal out moisture?

And what about if doubled, i.e. a criss-cross over the bore?

Any other ideas for "waterproofing" your muzzleloader?

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#2968858 - 10/04/12 04:09 PM Re: "Waterproofing" Your Muzzleloader [Re: Wes Parrish]
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i've always used electrical tape over the muzzle. i've killed two deer in pouring rains and it went off fine. by the way it was a traditional sidelock .
i also cut small pieces of rubber tubing to slide down over the cap and nipple as an added precaution.
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#2968933 - 10/04/12 04:59 PM Re: "Waterproofing" Your Muzzleloader [Re: Brisco Darlin]
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Keeping the barrel pointed down in foul weather is my style.
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#2968948 - 10/04/12 05:22 PM Re: "Waterproofing" Your Muzzleloader [Re: FrontierGander]
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Balloon, thats what i use
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#2968995 - 10/04/12 06:13 PM Re: "Waterproofing" Your Muzzleloader [Re: ImThere]
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 Originally Posted By: ImThere
Balloon, thats what i use
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#2969049 - 10/04/12 07:07 PM Re: "Waterproofing" Your Muzzleloader [Re: Backwudz]
ratsnakeboogy
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Finger cot.
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#2969134 - 10/04/12 08:06 PM Re: "Waterproofing" Your Muzzleloader [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
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Condoms over the muzzle of your M4 in the "Sandbox"....
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#2969293 - 10/04/12 09:37 PM Re: "Waterproofing" Your Muzzleloader [Re: FrontierGander]
quigleysharps4570
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 Originally Posted By: FrontierGander
Keeping the barrel pointed down in foul weather is my style.


Yep...never saw any sense in sitting/carrying one pointed skyward in foul weather. ;\)
On the caplocks I'll put on a "Quick Seal" over the percussion cap and the flinter has a treated cover I'll put on it if the weather gets too bad.

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#2969309 - 10/04/12 09:46 PM Re: "Waterproofing" Your Muzzleloader [Re: quigleysharps4570]
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#2969566 - 10/05/12 08:00 AM Re: "Waterproofing" Your Muzzleloader [Re: BuckHunter511]
Wes Parrish
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I've tried all the "tricks" before mentioned EXCEPT using electrical tape over the bore. My main concern is how it effects accuracy, say out at 100 to 150 yards when you shoot thru it. Just thought someone who has already done more extensive range testing might chime in.

By the way, by simply keeping your barrel pointed down, even on a non-raining but very humid day, you can get so much moisture sucked into your powder that your gun will not shoot. Some powders are worse than others when it comes to sucking up moisture from humid air (which is in your barrel if the bore isn't covered).

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