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PostSubject: Hunting season rifle/load care?    August 21st 2017, 9:13 am

It is hunting season weather is hot to temperate humid (pray for chilly!, eastern NC usually 80!)? what do yall do about the charge in your gun. Short of keeping it from getting wet!

Do you leave the gun in the truck? heard taking it from hot to cold can cause condensation???? how long do you leave a charge in the gun before clearing it.

Tips, tricks, words of wisdom for a noob???

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PostSubject: Re: Hunting season rifle/load care?    August 21st 2017, 6:37 pm

If going home after a hunt , I usually fire my rifle and clean when home.
Sometimes I will leave a charge in my barrel... if I do , I take a hunk of red cloth and slide it between the ramrod and under rib / stock near the muzzle to serve as a reminder of having a loaded gun.

I have have not had an issue with condensation , where I live and hunt.
( Western Washington State )

If you travel with a charged ( not primed / capped ) gun be sure to check your load in your barrel...I will tamp my load if I traveled by car with a charged ( not primed / capped ) gun ... Sometimes the load will shift forward in the barrel.
Giving the load a light tamp will push it back in place , if needed.
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PostSubject: Re: Hunting season rifle/load care?    August 23rd 2017, 7:22 am

Good idea on the red rag; I don't cap anything til in the set, just the way we hunt here. I would if I was slipping around for elk or still hunting but here most time we are headed to a stand of some sort so no need to cap til then. Such heavy brush around here I am afraid of something hanging that hammer! 

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PostSubject: Re: Hunting season rifle/load care?    September 5th 2017, 7:04 pm

@AndyinEverson wrote:
If you travel with a charged ( not primed / capped ) gun be sure to check your load in your barrel...I will tamp my load if I traveled by car with a charged ( not primed / capped ) gun ... Sometimes the load will shift forward in the barrel.
Giving the load a light tamp will push it back in place , if needed.
Andy
Same goes for horseback travel, Bridger wrote of such issues when traveling any distance. So like Andy says "Giving the load a light tamp will push it back in place , if needed" is a very good idea. I have forgotten an shot the rifle and paid for forgetting, guys with a ball moved off the powder your going to get hit harder than normal.  Ramrod's hurt much more, that's another story of getting excited.  :Grace

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PostSubject: Re: Hunting season rifle/load care?    September 6th 2017, 6:25 am

I keep a small party balloon, in a bright color, over the end of the barrel to keep out moisture.  At the end of the day, if the gun has not been shot, I place a piece of latex rubber from a old rubber glove over the nipple to prevent moisture from entering from the nipple end.  with the bright colored balloon on the muzzle, I know the gun is loaded.  I also keep the gun in my un-heated garage during the hunting season to prevent drastic changes in temperature from causing condensation.

Tamping the ball down on the powder is a good idea that I hadn't given much thought to until I read this thread.  It is something I plan to incorporate in my routine before capping the nipple or filling the pan at the start of a days hunt.

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PostSubject: Re: Hunting season rifle/load care?    September 6th 2017, 6:54 am

I like the bright balloon idea!  I use "Rubber Latex Tip Finger Cots" purchased from ebay.  One year I purchased several hundred and passed them to everyone at deer camp. 

One word of caution; my brother left his finger cot on his stainless steel CVA Accura V2 barrel for several days.  Each evening he would bring his rifle in to his warm camper.  Condensation under the finger cot slightly rusted his barrel.

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PostSubject: Re: Hunting season rifle/load care?    September 6th 2017, 7:28 am

Damn Joe, at first glance the picture looked like a milker attached to a cow upside down.  Or a group of boys playing around !!!!

Joe usually doesn't do things like this, KC is for most part the one. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Hunting season rifle/load care?    September 6th 2017, 7:56 am

I knew there was a "very remote" possibility that this picture could be subject to humor.  Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Hunting season rifle/load care?    September 6th 2017, 8:40 am

I was always obsessed with making sure my bullet was properly seated when I used Pyrodex and Powerbelts.   Before my hunt I would always re-seat for peace-of-mind.  
When using powder like BH209 and sabots I'm not as concerned with the bullet not staying seated...unless I knock/drop my smoker! affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Hunting season rifle/load care?    September 6th 2017, 10:10 am

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PostSubject: Re: Hunting season rifle/load care?    September 6th 2017, 10:26 am

@Smokin' Joe wrote:
I knew there was a "very remote" possibility that this picture could be subject to humor.  Twisted Evil

Sorry Joe couldn't help to have a little fun at your expense .... lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Hunting season rifle/load care?    September 7th 2017, 11:36 am

It was mentioned  taking the gun out of a warm truck to the cold will make moisture, no the direct opposite will though.If you bring a totally cold gun into the house over night,I'll positively guarantee you it won't go off in the morning, time for the co2. Where I hunt is pretty much a controlled area. I always leave my un capped but loaded rifle  some times for the whole 9 nine days setting under a lean to roof we have . I tie a piece of floresant cloth  to my barrel as a reminder. Never had a mis Q in the last 25 years.
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PostSubject: Re: Hunting season rifle/load care?    September 7th 2017, 7:50 pm

F.W.I.W.

I did an experiment some years back with keeping a load in a black powder
weapon.
I did it in a humid, hot, Ohio August.
I loaded and fired a T/C .50 Hawken and reloaded it keeping it in my garage
where it was hot and humid, for THREE months.
I did run a dry patch every couple days to assure I didn't loose the bore
to rust. It was fine.
I capped it and she fired just freakin' fine.
I wondered what the soldier did during the Civil War when there was no
easy way to clean the bore after shooting a LOT in a battle.
I've read the bull about them pissing down the bore to "clean" it.
Not so, at least not much so. Urine is about as corrosive a thing that one
can put in a gun barrel.
They used a tampion to cover the muzzle.

tam·pi·on (tăm′pē-ən) also tom·pi·on (tŏm′-)
n.
A plug or cover for the muzzle of a cannon or gun to keep out dust and moisture.

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PostSubject: Re: Hunting season rifle/load care?    September 8th 2017, 3:29 pm

Jaeger, I believe you hit the nail on the head.With the use of the tampion all the air movement should stop, along with the rust. I believe rust needs air to work. I'm not sure but, with the barrel sealed I don't think air would enter through the nipple.
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PostSubject: Re: Hunting season rifle/load care?    October 10th 2017, 7:25 pm

In order to understand how rust works and spreads, you first have to understand what rust is. "Rust" is the common name for what is scientifically known as iron oxide, a form of corrosion that occurs when iron (or one of its alloys, such as steel) reacts with oxygen and there is water (or heavy air moisture) present.

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