If you hunt all day and don't get a shot, what do you do to your rifle to make it ready for the next day (and perhaps the day after that) Pull the primer and leave the load in? Remove the load and reload in the morning? I just bought a break action in line rifle (I used a primitive caplock many years ago) My new rifle is easy to load and unload and should be a lot more reliable.
i remove the primer and then slowly remove the breech plug and shake out my pellets then push the bullet out.BP is very corrosive so i dont leave it in.also im a clean freak i clean them after each outing
Im the same as wmi on this as well.. Our ML seasons in TN only last for a week at a time.. If I dont shoot I will leave it loaded for the remainder of the hunting week. After the week is over and I havent taken a shot I will set me up a target real quick and make sure im still zeroed in..
How about covering the muzzle during the day? I've heard of some hunters who use saran wrap or rubber to keep out rain or snow. My old caplock with open ignition didn't like rainy days and wouldn't fire reliably during wet spells.
Moisture is a Muzzleloaders worse enemy. I use the following Raingear to help on rainy days and YES they do help, I get them at Traditions Firearms
If I hunt during a heavy rainfall, I always discharge and clean my muzzleloader and reload for the following day.
I've never had a misfire while using the Raingear but moisture is moisture and it's better to be safe than sorry.
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