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PostSubject: Blackhorn corrosive?   September 1st 2016, 10:25 am

Is it OK to leave a charge in a cleaned barrel for months? It's a nitrided barrel if that makes any difference.
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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn corrosive?   September 1st 2016, 10:29 am

You'll be fine.


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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn corrosive?   September 1st 2016, 10:43 am

It will be fine. Blued barrels on the other hand I've had issues with, especially once its been fired and moisture is high.
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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn corrosive?   September 1st 2016, 12:03 pm

I have left it unfired in a blued barrel for over 3 months with no corrosion.

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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn corrosive?   September 1st 2016, 12:18 pm

O.K. All this hurt my soul. 

Why, on earth, would you choose to leave a charge in a rifle?
Safety... simply preserving the rifle... not being a ...

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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn corrosive?   September 1st 2016, 1:07 pm

Why unload it if it's doing no damage? If you're getting moisture in the bore it's a different story.

Personally, I unload or shoot out every night, but i'm picky.

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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn corrosive?   September 1st 2016, 2:26 pm

Yeah, dude, I get you... BUT

Every temperature change means a new dew point. This means new moisture. 
This means... WHY THE HELL ARE YOU LEAVING BP IN THE BARREL?

It is not like you are going out the next day to shoot it. If you fail to shoot it the next day? 
You have all those new days of moisture.

AND, for God's sake?! Why leave a charge in a rifle that must be (of necessity) 
unsupervised?! BP should not be MORE unsafe than cartridge stuff just because we 
get lazy. My BP rifles? They are more often displayed because they are more complicated 
to load. If it is on my rack? It has been cleaned... Am I alone?!

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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn corrosive?   September 1st 2016, 2:28 pm

We're talking about Blackhorn, not BP. Blackhorn doesn't absorb moisture.

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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn corrosive?   September 1st 2016, 8:00 pm

Muley wrote:
You'll be fine.


btw..Have you ever been on a forum that used the same name as you?
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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn corrosive?   September 1st 2016, 8:09 pm

Thanks for the replies. I thought I read somewhere that the BH209 was not corrosive and w the nitride I figured it was OK. The gun has been stored in a gun cabinet in a closet. I was gonna shoot it on new years eve, and then on the 4th of july but I never did. I might drop the charge out just to see what if any degradation has occured.
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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn corrosive?   September 2nd 2016, 7:32 am

@stillhunter wrote:
Muley wrote:
You'll be fine.


btw..Have you ever been on a forum that used the same name as you?
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It was probably me. I used it on 4-5 forums. It's the only way i've hunted for 65 years. I really enjoy it. I assume it's a method you enjoy too?

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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn corrosive?   September 2nd 2016, 10:45 am

Muley wrote:
@stillhunter wrote:
Muley wrote:
You'll be fine.


btw..Have you ever been on a forum that used the same name as you?
Yes

It was probably me. I used it on 4-5 forums. It's the only way i've hunted for 65 years. I really enjoy it. I assume it's a method you enjoy too?
 
YES. I have taken probly a dozen deer from climbing stands, mostly while bow hunting. I get much more satisfaction and pride from stillhunting. The last 5 deer I've taken at less than 60 yds while sitting on the ground, a small folding stool or a blown down tree trunk. I enjoy moving slowly through the woods,playing the wind and terrain, observing sign and trails etc. to set up in likely spots. Since the internet and easy access to aerial photos and topo maps I often know where I want to go on lands I've never hunted.
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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn corrosive?   September 2nd 2016, 10:51 am

I'm sure you realize once you stop and take a stand you aren't still hunting anymore.

Anyway, it's good to hear you like the slow moving part.

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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn corrosive?   September 2nd 2016, 12:29 pm

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I'm sure you realize once you stop and take a stand you aren't still hunting anymore.

Anyway, it's good to hear you like the slow moving part.

When I started deer hunting it was shotgun and buckshot only for a decade or more. Dad taught me to hunt deer by moving slowly and quietly scanning the woods, while paying attention to the wind. He used to jump shoot Wood Ducks in the big bottomlands where I deer hunted.  I killed dozens of deer by sneaking up on them as they grazed or bedded in thickets. I shot a lot of them in honeysuckle thickets in the winter. It's pretty exciting when a big buck or doe jumps up 5 or 10 yards from you. I had one place (big honeysuckle patch in a floodplain) I shot deer every year for a while. I would have the butt of the stock on my shoulder, muzzle pointed down as I snuck to and through the thicket, ready for a quick shot. Nowadays, hunting w the MR or my Handi .308 I will sit or stand/wait a half hour or so when I find a good vantage point where I can have shots out past 100 yrds. Some times I will sit 4 or 6 times during a hunt and I always sit the last hour of daylight. The deer around here move a lot just before sunset.
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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn corrosive?   September 2nd 2016, 2:42 pm

We started the same way. I was born and brought up in Mass. We had to use shotguns too. My dad did nothing but still hunt and taught it to me and my brother. he even setup a deer on a trolly so we could practice running shots. As you know lots of game will jump up and run, so running shots are common.


I love the method so much I never had a desire to hunt any other way. I've perfected it over the decades. I'm even considering writing a book on still hunting, but i'm not sure there's enough interest to be worth the trouble.

When I was 14 my dad started to take us to Colorado to hunt for elk and bear. We continued to still hunt. A few years later we moved to Calif. and still came to Colorado to hunt. When my dad and brother passed away nothing held me in Calif, so I moved to Colorado. I love it here.

We hunted all over New England, Calif, and Colorado. Still hunting worked everywhere. Good to find someone else who enjoy's it.

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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn corrosive?   September 2nd 2016, 3:29 pm

Muley wrote:
@stillhunter wrote:
Muley wrote:
You'll be fine.


btw..Have you ever been on a forum that used the same name as you?
Yes

It was probably me. I used it on 4-5 forums. It's the only way i've hunted for 65 years. I really enjoy it. I assume it's a method you enjoy too?

Are you on Crossbownation? I think leafy suits would probably work better in the S/E than Colorado,but I'm no expert  Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn corrosive?   September 2nd 2016, 3:37 pm

I was about to ask you the same question. Yes, that's me.

I tried a crossbow, but i'm back with a muzzleloader now.

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