Sighting in question

Discussion in 'Muzzleloaders' started by bgkyarcher, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Just curious how many other experience this.....
    When I clean my ML, I run solvent/lubricant patch down the barrel, then a brush down it a few times. Then run patches through it until they come out clean. I then run a patch with bore butter down it. Without fail, after cleaning it good, the first shot is always, and I mean ALWAYS, 4-6 inches low. Then the next shot is right where I want it, 1.5-2" high. My ML needs a fouling shot after cleaning. Is this common?
     
  2. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I can get 3 accurate shots after the fouling shot, then it starts scattering....
     
  3. Bubbles

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    Or you could sight in with a clean barrel and say you only get 1 good shot
     
  4. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 12 pointer

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    I only use bore butter when I'm storing it. Its thicker and fills in the rifling. That would be my guess.
     
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  5. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

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    I clean mine with wD40 pull out the breach plug spray it down and run patchs threw till they are clean.
    One dry patch and grease the plug, its done, I don't oil the barrel or anything!
    My old cva would rust if I didn't pack it with grease, I would think the bore butter is what's causing it to shoot low on first shot.
     
  6. Mossy Oak Boykins

    Mossy Oak Boykins 6 pointer

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    i only use bore butter after cleaning for the day after shooting it. if i dont shoot it early season i leave it loaded till the one in dec. but make sure and clean barrel dry before loading and im good to go for 3 shots and then have to run brass brush down it or it will start to scatter
     
  7. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Since I have to remove scope to clean it, that’s not a good idea.
     
  8. bgkyarcher

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    I only use bore butter when storing.
     
  9. 1wildcatfan

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    No oil for me, just cleanig solvent. Read several years ago in one of my shooting magazines, after buying an Omega, never to use bore butter. BB was designed for patch and ball and smooth bore per mag article.I always run dry patches down my barrel after storage and before shooting. Also fire off two caps to ensure breech plug is dry.
     
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  10. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    That's good to know. I'll cancel the BB going forward.
     
  11. 1wildcatfan

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    Also make sure your breech plug is dry. You may not be getting enough fire to the powder on the first shot. Could be oil or cleaning solvent leftover in the plug reducing the flame.
     
  12. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I always fire a cap or two prior to loading.......
     
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  13. 120+

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    I fire 3 or 4. I've had too many dud fires in the past where I didn't get the oil out good.
     
  14. bgkyarcher

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    Knock on wood, the only dry fire I've ever had was on a coyote in late ML season, after leaving my ML loaded from early ML season. Only time I did that, and will never again... Kept it in the garage, barrel down the entire time. Had to push that load from the breech.... Not easy with my gun, since the breech isn't removable. Removed the nipple, and pushed it out with an old aluminum cleaning rod......
     
  15. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    I've never dry fired on a deer but had several occasions where I hunted the weekend then went to fire the load and had to use multiple caps/primers to fire it.
     

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