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56 kodiak shooter



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PostSubject: tc hawken,s 54 cal   October 19th 2017, 7:21 am

I have a problem, my tc 54 shooting 80 grains of 2f swiss patches are 015 pillow ticking cut at muzzle lube with frontier anti rust-patch lube, when fired the patches come out very burned or on fired, I have caught leaves on fire behind my cabin, what is causing this ? thanks randy
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PostSubject: Re: tc hawken,s 54 cal   October 19th 2017, 7:33 am

@56 kodiak shooter wrote:
I have a problem, my tc 54 shooting 80 grains of 2f swiss patches are 015 pillow ticking cut at muzzle lube with frontier anti rust-patch lube, when fired the patches come out very burned or on fired, I have caught leaves on fire behind my cabin, what is causing this ? thanks randy

G'day mate,

My patches don't tend to smolder, although i did have problems with a batch of material that had a loose weave.

Dumb question, did you pre wash your material to shrink it a little and tighten it up?
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PostSubject: Re: tc hawken,s 54 cal   October 19th 2017, 7:36 am

go to the internet and find a site that sells pure 100 percent linen. order a yard of it. get medium weigh tight weave. your problem will be solved. it doesnt burn and the recoved patches cant be relubed and used again if you so desire.
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PostSubject: Re: tc hawken,s 54 cal   October 19th 2017, 7:49 am

yes it was pre wash
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PostSubject: Re: tc hawken,s 54 cal   October 19th 2017, 8:51 am

Not enough lube? If the patch lube wasn't applied just before firing, use mink oil. It doesn't evaporate.

If it continues, use a lubed wad over the powder and see how that does.

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PostSubject: Re: tc hawken,s 54 cal   October 20th 2017, 6:11 pm

When I first tried Swiss back in 2010 almost every rifle I had started burning patches. It was that much hotter than red can Goex. I had to switch to thicker patch material, denim in some cases. Lube didn't really make much difference. Some of my rifles worked fine with a wad over the powder. With others the wad destroyed accuracy.
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PostSubject: Re: tc hawken,s 54 cal   October 22nd 2017, 3:54 pm

A couple or three things I can mention might help some.  One thing is that a tight load is not only accurate but helps protect the patching; I like anything from a .020" mattress ticking, .022" cotton canvas duck to .024" denim.  Also an op wad, toilet paper, hornet nest, etc, will help protect the patch.  Finally, using your thumb and sandpaper, round out the crown to where the lands do not stand out but smoothly merge into the bore.  Often, patches are torn by the sharp lands when seating the prb into the muzzle.
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PostSubject: Re: tc hawken,s 54 cal   October 22nd 2017, 6:46 pm

Sounds like not enough lube. Some times even embers from the powder blow down range and can actually cause a fire.
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PostSubject: Re: tc hawken,s 54 cal   October 22nd 2017, 7:32 pm

I use swiss all the time and dont have this issue. Im thinking it has to be not enough lube like others have said or the patch material itself. Al

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