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PostSubject: Teflon Tape for Breech Plug Q's   July 14th 2014, 2:14 pm

I've been seeing where guy's are using teflon tape instead of lube or anti seize on there breech plug threads and thought I might try it out. It sure seems a lot easier for cleanup! What do I need to know about doing this? You just use standard teflon tape from the hardware store? How many wraps? Are there any downsides to doing this? For reference I'll be using it on a Thompson Center Omega and will be using BH209. Thanks...
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PostSubject: Re: Teflon Tape for Breech Plug Q's   July 14th 2014, 2:17 pm

I use Teflon tape when I run out of lube and normally only give it two to three wraps , and yes it does work well.
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PostSubject: Re: Teflon Tape for Breech Plug Q's   July 14th 2014, 2:22 pm

I believe Jon has used it too.

I don't because it shreds and I seem to have trouble getting the little 'threads' out of the grooves to redo it the next time.

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PostSubject: Re: Teflon Tape for Breech Plug Q's   July 14th 2014, 2:46 pm

Yep the plumbers tape in white, one wrap does the job to keep it from locking up.

A breech plug helps clean out the threads the next time you go to remove and clean the rifle.
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PostSubject: Re: Teflon Tape for Breech Plug Q's   July 14th 2014, 3:00 pm

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I don't because it shreds and I seem to have trouble getting the little 'threads' out of the grooves to redo it the next time.

Tried it and it didn't work well for me either.
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PostSubject: Re: Teflon Tape for Breech Plug Q's   July 14th 2014, 3:20 pm

So... how many shots before the tape needs to be reapplied?
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PostSubject: Re: Teflon Tape for Breech Plug Q's   July 14th 2014, 3:32 pm

Once you're done at the range and go to clean, thats the time it has to be removed, cleaned and then replaced.
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PostSubject: Re: Teflon Tape for Breech Plug Q's   July 14th 2014, 3:50 pm

OK, thanks. I think I'll give it a try. Can't be any worse than cleaning the anti seize from the threads inside the barrel. That is a royal pain!
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PostSubject: Re: Teflon Tape for Breech Plug Q's   July 14th 2014, 5:06 pm

Try two or three wraps and see what the gun will take you will no by the fill of it and to get the tape out of the threads and clean the threads us this. it is a 20ga brush and short cleaning rod on a drill works greats threads will look like new when done.
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PostSubject: Re: Teflon Tape for Breech Plug Q's   July 14th 2014, 5:44 pm

a1smoke... that's a good idea using the brush on the drill. I'll try that out, thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Teflon Tape for Breech Plug Q's   July 14th 2014, 6:19 pm

Permatex anti-seize is a whole lot easier.

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PostSubject: Re: Teflon Tape for Breech Plug Q's   July 14th 2014, 7:13 pm

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Permatex anti-seize is a whole lot easier.

How so? Thanks...
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PostSubject: Re: Teflon Tape for Breech Plug Q's   July 14th 2014, 8:08 pm

I use single layer wraps on my Knights & my White. The brush on the drill removes all the strands with ease. I also apply a drop or two of thin gun oil on the breech plug threads on the plug before I wrap it.

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PostSubject: Re: Teflon Tape for Breech Plug Q's   July 15th 2014, 10:42 am

I do 2-3 wraps and press the tape into the threads, never had a problem at all, 20-30 shots out of my KNIGHT"S and the plug comes out clean, including around the primer area. I have all my Knights breech plugs HEAD SPACED with SS washers with a .03 - .05 crush fit. ZEROOOOOOOOOOO blow buy. I went with the SS washers because with the bolt on the Knights when you close the bolt it tends to tear the rubber O-rings.

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PostSubject: Re: Teflon Tape for Breech Plug Q's   July 15th 2014, 12:05 pm

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Permatex anti-seize is a whole lot easier.

How so?  Thanks...

Just get a small dab on your fingertip or on a Q-tip and wipe it in a circle around the threads. Seating it applies the anti-seize to every aspect of the threads - both male and female. Twisting the plug in a piece of paper towel cleans it off.

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PostSubject: Re: Teflon Tape for Breech Plug Q's   July 19th 2014, 1:53 pm

Lot's of ways to accomplish this goal but put me down for a layer of plumbers tape and grease to top. I've never been close to freezing up and the tape keeps everything clean.
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PostSubject: Re: Teflon Tape for Breech Plug Q's   July 27th 2014, 9:15 am

This sounds like a good  idea the tape an grease
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PostSubject: Re: Teflon Tape for Breech Plug Q's   July 27th 2014, 11:28 am

Has anyone ever done this on a bullet to go sabot less seems like it could engage the rifling
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PostSubject: Re: Teflon Tape for Breech Plug Q's   July 27th 2014, 11:36 am

Dennis STANKOVITZ wrote:
Has anyone ever done this on a bullet to go sabot less seems like it could engage the rifling

All the time with lead conicals.  The teflon tape mimics a fouled bore and eliminates ( sometimes ) the need to shoot a squib load.  This allows you to hunt on a clean bore and all shots hit the same POA.

Never tried it with copper plated bullets.
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PostSubject: Re: Teflon Tape for Breech Plug Q's   August 10th 2014, 9:04 am

Sure sounds difference then what happen years ago
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PostSubject: Re: Teflon Tape for Breech Plug Q's   August 13th 2014, 4:25 pm

Finally had a chance to try this out.  It seemed to work pretty good without the mess of the lube.  My only issue is... although the plug came out pretty clean, the threads in the barrel were a nightmare to get clean!  I'm new to Blackhorn so not sure if that's just a product of this powder or what?  Cleaning the threads in the barrel has always been a pain but today is probably the worst I've encountered.  Every patch I stuck in there came out with some fouling and I was pretty tired by the time I finally started getting clean patches out.  It never seemed as bad using 777 and "the stick" anti seize.  What's the deal???
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PostSubject: Re: Teflon Tape for Breech Plug Q's   August 13th 2014, 5:23 pm

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Try two or three wraps and see what the gun will take you will no by the fill of it and to get the tape out of the threads and clean the threads us this. it is a 20ga brush and short cleaning rod on a drill works greats threads will look like new when done.

Use this and it will clean it wright up for you and you can put a little bore cleaner on it. and use your tape to seal it all up will stop it.


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PostSubject: Re: Teflon Tape for Breech Plug Q's   August 13th 2014, 5:26 pm

I plan on trying that, thanks.  I sure hope that makes clean up a little easier.  I was just surprised how much fouling was in there and how hard it was to get it all cleaned out.  It's never been that hard before and I've had this gun for about 10 years!  Royal pain...
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PostSubject: Re: Teflon Tape for Breech Plug Q's   August 13th 2014, 5:34 pm

I have 9 ml and I use it on all of them. and it will clean it in just seconds . using the tape on you breech plug will stop a lot over it so it will not be that hard to clean next outing.
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