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#3016273 - 11/05/12 04:51 AM Re: Misfire? [Re: Atchman2]
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Registered: 03/10/06
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Loc: Joelton

 Originally Posted By: Atchman2
 Originally Posted By: FrontierGander
bad pellet. What brand did you use?

Pyrodex 7 I think. Should I just go buy more and toss these? I was using the Hornady Sabot Slugs. Never had a problem with them except sometimes they are so tight going into the barrel I have to use a bullet starter. I'm also using regular shotgun primers.

Man I wanted that buck! It was the biggest one I've ever had a chance to shoot. Maybe I'll see it again. Where I hunt you can't see hardly 50 yards so all I really need is for the RIFLE TO FIRE! \:\)

Last year I killed two does and a 6 point buck on that property. The thing is it is only about 3 miles from downtown Knoxville. \:D
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#3016334 - 11/05/12 06:16 AM Re: Misfire? [Re: pcrc]
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Registered: 08/01/05
Posts: 336
Loc: Cumberland Plateau

After I run an oily patch down my rifles, I store them muzzle down for a couple of days so the oil doesn't remain in the nipple/patent breech area of the breech.

As far as whether or not to keep or throw away the pellets, I use them for target practice.
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#3016412 - 11/05/12 06:55 AM Re: Misfire? [Re: TennesseeJed]
8 Point

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 1652
Loc: Maryville, TN

I don't think you need new bullets or pellets right now.
Go clean your gun really well, do not use any oil, get it nice and dry, reload it and test it a few times.

If you still have problems, then go buy some more powder.

You don't need new bullets either, i think a tight fit is a good thing for accuracy.

#3017526 - 11/05/12 06:26 PM Re: Misfire? [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
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Registered: 10/13/10
Posts: 1220
Loc: Rutherford County

I've always heard you could launch pyrodex pellet like a bottle rocket(without a bullet) by simply dropping one down the barrel and igniting it by popping a cap. From what I understand pyrodex pellets are very similar in nature to those little solid propellant rocket engines that carry those hobby rockets into the air. It seems pyrodex needs to have the bullet seated on it to provide resistance for a proper burn. What I was thinking, that just maybe, you forgot to seat the bullet after starting it.....Just a thought.
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