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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-06-2018, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Help: ball, patch and powder stuck

After hunting with my 50 Hawken Woodsman, I normally go home and just unload by firing into a backstop.

Today I got rained on quite a bit, and when I got home I tried 4x with caps but could not get it to fire. (maybe my powder got wet?)

Haven't tried the ball puller which I have because everyone tells me its near impossible. Others recommend CO2 discharger but I don't know here to get the right one.

Its leaning up against my wall driving me crazy.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-09-2018, 09:41 PM
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the screw type ball pullers do work and I have used one several times. Just make sure you drive it into the ball well and then pull the ball out. I haven't used a CO2 unit so I don't know well they work. I reccomend using a range rod vs any wooden ramrod to pull the ball out. A "T" type handle is well suited for this task. Good luck.

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