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PostSubject: Safe sex for muzzle loaders!   January 6th 2017, 6:47 pm

I knew that would get some attention!   affraid

Years ago I packed the president of CVA along with his top salesman and his secretary into the South San Juan mts for a ML elk hunt. The President "can't remember his name and this was probably early 90's" introduced me to a new product that was like a condom of muzzle loaders.....simply put it was a tiny condom shaped black latex that was pulled down over the muzzle end of the gun.

Does anyone know if they still make them? Apparently the concept was to keep dirt and moisture out of the end of the barrel while hunting and at the moment of ignition the pressure would safely erupt the "rubber" allowing for no back pressure at all. Embarassed

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PostSubject: Re: Safe sex for muzzle loaders!   January 6th 2017, 6:58 pm

Not sure if cva stills makes them but birchwood casey makes the muzzle cot
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/birchwood-casey-barrel-cots-gun-barrel-protectors?a=556082
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PostSubject: Re: Safe sex for muzzle loaders!   January 6th 2017, 8:03 pm

Thanks....."currently Sold Out" headslap Don't know if I'd ever use them but was thinking about that hunt and wondered if they took off.

Has anyone used them?

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PostSubject: Re: Safe sex for muzzle loaders!   January 7th 2017, 9:35 am

You can use a regular Condom or Black Electric Tape.

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PostSubject: Re: Safe sex for muzzle loaders!   January 7th 2017, 5:28 pm

... or a balloon
... or a cotton ball
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PostSubject: Re: Safe sex for muzzle loaders!   January 7th 2017, 6:42 pm

Traditions makes muzzle loading rain gear.   The little plastic thingy rain proofs the #11 cap. 

It works well for me. 


https://www.walmart.com/ip/Traditions-Muzzleloader-Rain-Gear/45829257
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PostSubject: Re: Safe sex for muzzle loaders!   January 7th 2017, 9:27 pm

Traditionally a tampon was used to stop water from going down the muzzle on military muskets...but of course it had to be removed before firing. For flintlocks a "cows knee" was used to keep lock from getting wet, but I also learned early on, to run a tiny bead of bees wax around the pan before pressing the frizzen down, while leaving the cock at half.

I found the little "barrel cots" intriguing when they were introduced to me back then.....safer than anything else that might in the slightest obstruct the muzzle.

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PostSubject: Re: Safe sex for muzzle loaders!   January 8th 2017, 7:29 am

@falcon wrote:
Traditions makes muzzle loading rain gear.   The little plastic thingy rain proofs the #11 cap. 

It works well for me. 


https://www.walmart.com/ip/Traditions-Muzzleloader-Rain-Gear/45829257
So how does the little plastic thingy work?  Does it go over/around the #11 cap or somehting?
Looks like maybe it goes over the cap, all the way to bottom to kind of seal it off against the nipple?  

When I KNEW it was going to be rainy, I would put on the nipple and then put Chapstick around the base of the cap.  Anybody ever done that?

If no barrel cots available, I get a water ballon and install it with electrical tape.
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PostSubject: Re: Safe sex for muzzle loaders!   January 8th 2017, 6:32 pm

Talk to one of your local first responders and ask them for a couple of gloves. Cut off the fingers and roll them up. They work just as good as the store bought ones.
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