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Every Rondy we go to has a pan cake compressor near the sign in station. Its been that way since the 90s.
Everything else is a waste of time.
 

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Are we talking a jacketed bullet as in something that would normally be used in an unmentionable or a sabot meant for a muzzleloader?
He just said.....a'bullet' for a muzzle loader did not mention a sabot and since I don't shoot that kind of crap I never thought to verify? I will find out though.
 

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Watching the Maniac "shoot out a dryball" I only saw one possible problem. Many of us do the same thing and it works. However after the powder is trickled in I always make sure the ball is on the powder, it is possible the original cap firing may have moved the ball forward causing an obstruction in the barrel.
The minute amount of powder you get in the chamber will not swell a barrel. Don't worry about it!
 

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Is he using Pyrodex et.al. or Real BP? I find that it is incredibly difficult to pop a dry ball out with Pyrodex.
PYRODEX, is does not come in 4F, GRANULATION either. it will not work as good.
 

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Are we talking a jacketed bullet as in something that would normally be used in an unmentionable or a sabot meant for a muzzleloader?
who shoots jacketed bullets in a muzzleloader?
 

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"who shoots jacketed bullets in a muzzleloader?"

See the first post!

Probably a lot more folks than you think.

Just think how many people who are out there, who do stupid things and do not post them on here.
 

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Jacketed bullets like cva powerbelts are common with inlines. But, I've seen people do some strange things, and it wouldn't surprise me if someone tried a standard jacketed bullet in a muzzleloader just for the he'll of it.
 

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Like others said, remove the nipple trickle powder in, shake and tap and then put more in. It will shoot out. My other suggestion is compressed air... the grease zerk suggestion is the last thing I’d try... it works, but is a terrible mess!
 

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As was mentioned, compressed air is the bee's knees for removing a dryball. Or so I've heard...;) (not that I'd know from personal experience)
 

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For some reason, this thread seems more humorous than the usual "Dry Balled" thread? Must be the "jacketed bullet" part. I think FishDFly and Grenadier1758 are right on about all the people who do "stupid" things and don't post it on here. Most of us have dry balled, some more than once 🙄. And to someone who doesn't know better, using a jacketed bullet might seem like a good idea. Hopefully, he won't make that mistake again, and others who read here will dry ball with a good old lead round ball. No need to re-invent the wheel with traditional muzzleloaders.

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They still make them.

Can also remove the vent liner and dribble powder in the barrel and re-install the vent liner and make it go POOF.
 
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