- Aug 10, 2019
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So, who bashed your gun here?I'm glad I bought my first black powder gun before I joined any forums dedicated to the sport. If I'd have seen all the derogatory comments about the rifle I bought I might have been deterred from buying it, and then if I thought I needed to spend thousands of dollars to get started maybe the whole idea would have been scrapped.
Lucky for me I already had bought the gun and soon found out I really liked it regardless of what some others thought about it.
I've been a member of various online forums for more than 20 years and it still amazes me how many people will post things that make no sense within the context of the thread simply because they have not read many if any of the previous posts.
I try not to be that guy so I read the entire thread or refrain from commenting. And yes I've read this entire thread.
So, what happened? Praytell.Whenever reading " stuck ball" threads i am always reminded of the "story" of guy a long time ago who was using surplus civil war musket barrels to build an iron fence. Apparently he was using a forge to heat the breech end prior to shaping it for fence use...................................!
I’m assuming this is sarcasm? The ball is 6” from the muzzle. Assuming a 40” barrel that would be a column length of approximately 34” of black powder.Dang, some folks here need to get their meter checked. Obviously melting the ball out with 120 grains of powder in it is a bad idea. The better solution is to pull the nipple and continue to trickle powder in until the ball is fully seated against it.
I’ll reply to this misconception for a second time. The op originally wrote his post as if it was a dry ball. He later edited his post stating it was loaded with 120 grains of powder. Read the entire thread before commenting to save yourself the effort of being a smartass. My first comment on his post stated to put a little powder in and shoot it out. I’m not an idiot to inform him to put more powder into a barrel that already had 120 grains in it. It’s because his original post didn’t say there was powder in the barrel. If you look at the time stamp of my initial post to his stuck ball you can see the time stamp on his post as being edited after I made my comment. Instead of editing his post he should have replied to my comment with “I forgot to mention the barrel was loaded with 120 grains of powder” . In doing that it’s gotten me bombarded with comments from the peanut gallery that I’m gonna get him killed. Ive already explained this earlier In this thread. Read the entire thread before commenting.
Please look up the (PROPER TOOLS ) to remove breach plugs , you know like some gunsmiths that do that work and not getting sued for ruining the clients barrel have . And then there are those that are not ever supposed to be removed (but you know that right) /EdHow so? And what expensive, proper tooling do you speak of? I was going to suggest pulling the breechplug, pouring out the dry (ungreased powder) and driving the ball out the front. I've done it with no harm to my rifle.
I don't know if the pederasoli can even be unbreached by the common man. Some production guns are breeched so tight it's hard to break them free.
First thing I do when starting to inlet a new barrel is remove the breechplug. It is a simple process. I use a vice with tapered jaws to fit the swamped barrel and an adjustable wrench with the jaw teeth ground off then wrapped with duct tape.
I was really yanking your chain about the pogo stick method. But the fact that all the junk in the barrel attached to the bullet, using the rifle as inertia to pound it the rest of the way just seems like it would open the possibility of damaging the gun.Out of respect for you Ron I will pardon your moment of lack of foresight. You seem to be under some kind of perverted view of the kind of energy required to shift the ball. No need to replicate a pogo stick at all my friend.
I sad you have taken it personally.
Also I was not arrogant enough with my suggestion so as to not grant a user of my suggestion the common sense move to protect the bore. I also hinted at a rod being near to bore size. Brass would be best.
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