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PostSubject: CVA wolf misfire?   Wed 27 Nov - 10:29

Not sure had a buck in front of me about 100 yards. Pulled trigger pop smoke and looked like a ball of fire went 20 yards in front of me. I thought it was just the primer that went off. I waited to make sure it was not going to go off. After I put the rod down and no round was inside. It was loaded. I know that.. re-loaded after hunt fired and hit the target dead center. Any ideas. I have used the gun for a few hunts. Made sure it was never wet or brought in from the cold. Any Ideas
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PostSubject: Re: CVA wolf misfire?   Wed 27 Nov - 10:31

Did you clean out all the oil , maybe powder contamination ?
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PostSubject: Re: CVA wolf misfire?   Wed 27 Nov - 10:42

Sounds like oil contamination.

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PostSubject: Re: CVA wolf misfire?   Wed 27 Nov - 15:42

You either had some bad powder or contaminated powder. Get rid of it & get some new. I would switch to BH209.

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PostSubject: Re: CVA wolf misfire?   Wed 27 Nov - 23:27

Funny that the sub's will go bad , I've opened some ancient blackpowder cartridges and although the primers were dead the powder was still fine.
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PostSubject: Re: CVA wolf misfire?   Thu 28 Nov - 11:45

@Spitfire wrote:
Funny that the sub's will go bad , I've opened some ancient blackpowder cartridges and although the primers were dead the powder was still fine.
Some of the subs will draw moisture like a sponge & most of them have a shelf life. Before BH209 I never used any subs more than one season.

BTW.....good to see you back here Spit! When I didn't see any posts from you for a few days, I thought that African sun might have finally melted you, LOL!!!

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PostSubject: Re: CVA wolf misfire?   Thu 28 Nov - 11:47

The funny thing is, the sub that goes bad the quickest is the closest to black powder.....Pyrodex.

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PostSubject: Re: CVA wolf misfire?   Thu 28 Nov - 11:51

@airborne8129 wrote:
Not sure had a buck in front of me about 100 yards. Pulled trigger pop smoke and looked like a ball of fire went 20 yards in front of me. I thought it was just the primer that went off. I waited to make sure it was not going to go off. After I put the rod down and no round was inside. It was loaded. I know that.. re-loaded after hunt fired and hit the target dead center. Any ideas. I have used the gun for a few hunts. Made sure it was never wet or brought in from the cold. Any Ideas
Quite a few things to consider:

#1 what powder brands
#2 how old was is?
#3 was the breech plug properly cleaned and de-carboned?
#4 was oil applied in the bore while in storage?

A lot of times we oil the bore and then store it muzzle end up, all that oil depending on the brand you used, could leak back and clog the flash hole and just really gunk it up, preventing sure fire.

Wet weather is another thing that gets us as well.
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PostSubject: Re: CVA wolf misfire?   Thu 28 Nov - 14:17

Yes Greg I had a bit of a melt down this side , but I'm ok for the next few weeks.
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PostSubject: Re: CVA wolf misfire?   Thu 28 Nov - 15:09

@Spitfire wrote:
Yes Greg I had a bit of a melt down this side , but I'm ok for the next few weeks.
Good to hear!

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LUEPOLD 4-12X50 VX-R CDS, FIRE DOT, WIND PLEX

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PostSubject: Re: CVA wolf misfire?   Thu 28 Nov - 15:24

Thanks Greg !
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