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PostSubject: Treso Nipple issue found   Wed 7 Jun - 1:27

After having great luck, I had 2 hang fires today which were pretty bad at 100 yards. After the second hang fire, I used my nipple pick, And found the flash hole was so plugged up that my little needle had a hard time getting through. Once I was through, I started picking and running it up and down the side walls of the flash channel. WOW! That nipple builds up with fouling so bad, I had to run a tiny flash channel sized drill bit and cut the fouling build up out like it was Blackhorn209! After that, zero ignition issues and accuracy was superb.

In all these years, I've never had to use the drill bit method to keep a #11 nipple functioning. Normally hot soapy water and a scrub brush and they are clean.

Just a heads up guys!
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PostSubject: Re: Treso Nipple issue found   Fri 7 Jul - 8:27

@FrontierGander wrote:
After having great luck.....  In all these years, I've never had to use the drill bit method to keep a #11 nipple functioning. Normally hot soapy water and a scrub brush and they are clean.

For years I have used a small tip cleaner for a gas welder torch, now they are available from the different muzzleloading supply house. They work very nicely.

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PostSubject: Re: Treso Nipple issue found   Fri 7 Jul - 9:33

I've had the same problem with flintlock flash holes. The wire I carry just bent after hitting the carbon deposits in the hole. I may not be wiping the rust protection oil out of the rifle thoroughly enough. The burning of the powder mixed with the oil may be forming the carbon residual.
I will have to try the gas welder torch tip cleaner recommended by Connor.
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PostSubject: Re: Treso Nipple issue found   Fri 7 Jul - 16:21

@FrontierGander wrote:
After having great luck, I had 2 hang fires today which were pretty bad at 100 yards. After the second hang fire, I used my nipple pick, And found the flash hole was so plugged up that my little needle had a hard time getting through. Once I was through, I started picking and running it up and down the side walls of the flash channel. WOW! That nipple builds up with fouling so bad, I had to run a tiny flash channel sized drill bit and cut the fouling build up out like it was Blackhorn209! After that, zero ignition issues and accuracy was superb.

Quit using that crappy Pyrodex stuff and go back to black powder. It won't crust up on you.

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PostSubject: Re: Treso Nipple issue found   Fri 7 Jul - 19:07

Agreed.....

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PostSubject: Re: Treso Nipple issue found   Fri 7 Jul - 22:04

Drop that Pyrodex like a hot rock. 

I know folks use it, but does anybody actually LIKE synthetic? I truly dislike it. 

When Pyrex first came out, they claimed it was the next best thing to the 2nd coming. 
Your gun became cleaner, lighter, lasted longer, was more accurate, and made the user 
more sexy. 

They lied. (Oh, I stayed sexy, but the rest of it was bunk. Cool

It was dirtier and more corrosive than black powder. I won't willingly use any synthetic 
in my sidelocks.

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PostSubject: Re: Treso Nipple issue found   Sat 8 Jul - 8:30

"Ahhh, the smell of burned black powder ..."

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