I know about the dry ball club; but is there a no ball club?!?

Discussion in 'General Muzzleloading' started by Adui, Jul 29, 2019.

Help Support Muzzle Loading Forum by donating:

  1. Aug 2, 2019 #41

    azmntman

    azmntman

    azmntman

    75 Cal.

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2013
    Messages:
    6,498
    Likes Received:
    345
    Location:
    Northern AZ
    :D please post results!!
     
    Blogman likes this.
  2. Aug 2, 2019 #42

    Grenadier1758

    Grenadier1758

    Grenadier1758

    58 Cal.

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2004
    Messages:
    3,445
    Likes Received:
    514
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Now, you not a full accredited member of the I shot my ramrod if it is intentional .
     
    Adui likes this.
  3. Aug 3, 2019 #43

    Blogman

    Blogman

    Blogman

    Pilgrim MLF Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2017
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Central Missouri
    Oh come on, it's research. Ok, no club on that note.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2019 #44

    Howard Pippin

    Howard Pippin

    Howard Pippin

    Squint MLF Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2014
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    Montana
    Mean Gene, you hit the nail on the head. I never loaded without powder first until I joined a muzzleloader group and shot targets with them. True, I never have shot nothing close to the amount of what most of you fellows have, but I've been at it for roughly 30 years and it never was a problem. It really was a quick one when I was trying to listen and load.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2019 #45

    Mean Gene

    Mean Gene

    Mean Gene

    40 Cal.

    Joined:
    May 16, 2016
    Messages:
    411
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    People's Republic Calif
    I remember how happy and how stupid I felt when a friend told me about shooting out a dry ball instead of pulling it, pack some powder in under the nipple and set off a cap.
     
  6. Aug 4, 2019 #46

    45man

    45man

    45man

    32 Cal. MLF Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2004
    Messages:
    366
    Likes Received:
    117
    OH heck, it is funny.
     
  7. Aug 5, 2019 #47

    Eric Krewson

    Eric Krewson

    Eric Krewson

    54 Cal. MLF Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Messages:
    2,142
    Likes Received:
    226
    Location:
    Florence Alabama
    I pulled the breechplug on one of my rifles to get a dry ball out, I couldn't screw a ball puller into it. When I got the breechplug out I found out why I couldn't screw the ball puller in, they don't screw into an empty barrel breechplug all that well, no ball was in evidence. Senior moments are the bane of of us older guys existence.
     
    Pete G, Ben Meyer, tenngun and 4 others like this.
  8. Aug 5, 2019 #48

    GREENSWLDE

    GREENSWLDE

    GREENSWLDE

    32 Cal

    Joined:
    May 31, 2019
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    19
    Long time ago back in the late 70s or early 80s a late and very dear old friend had been
    Experimenting with bullets in his new P-H Whitworth Volunteer when he managed to project the steel ram rod down range with a very painful recoil.
    RAM RODS DO SPIN. When it was found nearly at the 100 yard back stop it had actually taken the rifling form and looked like an extended cork screw.
     
    azmntman, Mean Gene and Nyckname like this.
  9. Aug 6, 2019 #49

    No Deer

    No Deer

    No Deer

    45 Cal.

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2004
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Michigan
    Do the no ball club members all speak in a high voice? Just wondering.
     
  10. Aug 6, 2019 #50

    45man

    45man

    45man

    32 Cal. MLF Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2004
    Messages:
    366
    Likes Received:
    117
    Make your own pullers, use a thin screw. The ones you buy will expand the ball so much it gets tighter.
     
  11. Aug 6, 2019 #51

    Grenadier1758

    Grenadier1758

    Grenadier1758

    58 Cal.

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2004
    Messages:
    3,445
    Likes Received:
    514
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Just as Eric found out, I learned that there isn't a ball puller made that will screw into a breech plug. Learn to mark your rod for the unloaded length.
     
  12. Aug 6, 2019 #52

    Blogman

    Blogman

    Blogman

    Pilgrim MLF Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2017
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Central Missouri
    Only if ya have an accident of the very hurtful type or a very vindictive ex! Lolol
     
    Kansas Jake likes this.
  13. Aug 6, 2019 #53

    Nyckname

    Nyckname

    Nyckname

    40 cal - b

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2019
    Messages:
    371
    Likes Received:
    142
    Or your choir director wants to keep your voice from changing, but I suspect most everyone here is old enough to not need to worry about that.
     
    Blogman likes this.
  14. Aug 6, 2019 #54

    Zonie

    Zonie

    Zonie

    Moderator Staff Member MLF Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2003
    Messages:
    28,706
    Likes Received:
    1,337
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Ummmm....
    Let's get back on topic gentlemen.
     
  15. Aug 6, 2019 #55

    Blogman

    Blogman

    Blogman

    Pilgrim MLF Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2017
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Central Missouri
    Ummm, Ain't this a general "Oooppss" thread? What ever Oooppss with a B/P situation or there of?
     
  16. Aug 6, 2019 #56

    azmntman

    azmntman

    azmntman

    75 Cal.

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2013
    Messages:
    6,498
    Likes Received:
    345
    Location:
    Northern AZ
    Could be gender offensive and/or age sensitive.

    I myself Identify as what ever keeps me safe and outta trouble, Working on getting nerve up to tell cops stopping me for HOV lane violation my German Shepherd passenger "identifies as a lesbian person of color"........ "So officer is this a racial issue or do you have homophobia?" Or are you concerned about her ROA on the seat next to her, it's not concealed??:D

    Please start a bail fund.....(hey these days it should be a valid defense??).
     
    tenngun and Blogman like this.
  17. Aug 7, 2019 #57

    Blogman

    Blogman

    Blogman

    Pilgrim MLF Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2017
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Central Missouri
    Zonie's gonna smack us both! Hahaha. :confused::eek: RUN!!!! :horseback:
     
    Nyckname likes this.
  18. Aug 7, 2019 #58

    azmntman

    azmntman

    azmntman

    75 Cal.

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2013
    Messages:
    6,498
    Likes Received:
    345
    Location:
    Northern AZ
    Sorry Zonie but I AM SERIOUS, why cant my dogs fantasy identity be recognized? (with me enjoying the benefits) I cannot afford therapy, next thing ya know they gonna want her to pass a firearms safety class.

    I got more to say but is slightly (lol) off topic. And once I get on board with supporting MLF ya'll can hear some true southern gentleman like ranting!!
     
    Blogman likes this.
  19. Aug 7, 2019 #59

    Carbon 6

    Carbon 6

    Carbon 6

    58 Cal.

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2018
    Messages:
    2,210
    Likes Received:
    822
    Might not get you in the "I shot my ramrod club",
    But it qualifies for the "I wonder what I can shoot out of a smoothbore club"
     
  20. Aug 7, 2019 #60

    Eric Krewson

    Eric Krewson

    Eric Krewson

    54 Cal. MLF Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Messages:
    2,142
    Likes Received:
    226
    Location:
    Florence Alabama
    I am pretty sure I shot my ramrod about 40 years ago by accident.

    I was deer hunting with a friend on a snowy day about 50 years ago, here in the south the deer seemed confused as they seldom saw snow. My friend cornered some deer in a valley and took a shot at one with his Huntsman M/L. He knew nothing about loads or powder and stuffed way too much powder down the barrel and touched her off, on each shot his barrel disconnected from the stock and clip on forearm (shotgun like gun). He duct taped everything back together and kept shooting, missing every time. When he ran out of balls he poured at least 200 gr of powder down the barrel, shoved his ramrod down on the powder and took one more shot. This time his gun parts went flying in all directions, the ramrod missed the deer, he never recovered enough parts to put his gun back together again with his usual duct tape.

    I saw what he was attempting and hid behind a tree when he touched off each shot. He had killed more deer at 20 years old than most hunters twice his age but was new to B/P. Head strong and youthful he didn't listen to advice like "you are going to blow your head off" and forged ahead.

    I asked an old friend about him a couple of years ago, he had survived his youth, became successful in life and got old just like the rest of us.
     
    smo likes this.

Share This Page

arrow_white