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You GOT to be kidding me
« on: November 30, 2004, 04:30:44 PM »
Deer gun season came in monday and I been taking my muzzle loader out cause of the long shots it will get.
Yesterday all I seen was does, so I didnt get to fire it. I came back to the house and unscrewed the breach plug and took the power out and bullet. Today I race home after work, got dressed and loaded the muzzle loader and went out to my favorite place. Right on my left side came out a really nice 8 point, I pulled and fired and pop. :o DanG, miss fired, the deer never moved. I put another cap on and fire again,pop, the deer walk off. ::) This gun has never misfired, never. I walk back up to the house and tried it again, pop. I took the plug out and pushed out a bullet, powder, and another bullet. :o Here yesterday I forgot to push the bullet out. What a bite in the butt. ::) :D
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Re: You GOT to be kidding me
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2004, 04:38:17 PM »
If you think about it , if the spark had ignited powder residue it could of caused a nasty misfire...maybe you were blessed?!? ;)
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Re: You GOT to be kidding me
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2004, 04:49:15 PM »
  BOWS don't misfire ;) :D :D :D
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Re: You GOT to be kidding me
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2004, 06:32:36 PM »
Oh yes they can!  Our mechanic was using an overdraw and the short carbon arrow fell out of the rest at full draw leaving the arrow pointing at the inside of his wrist. Luckily he was target shooting and his young son was there to flip the arrow away. He said that he had almost lost the strength to hold it back. it had lodged so he could not shake it out.

Another example is having a recurve turn inside out on you at draw. Not pretty. A slightly warped limb can cause that, and that usually occurs from leaving a recurve strung.  

I have been bow hunting since I was 12 (before the compounds) and shooting since I was 3 or 4. Seen a lot of strange stuff over the years. Dad was bow hunting in the 1940's when there probably wasn't a hundred other archers in the state.  Have I ever told the story of losing an arrow by shooting it up in the air using my feet against the bow? :)
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Re: You GOT to be kidding me
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2004, 09:27:16 PM »
Don't know if ya have ever told it, but I've never heard it.
Unless of course.................that was just it. ::)

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Re: You GOT to be kidding me
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2004, 09:58:42 PM »
Yeah, can't beleive you'd just keep us hanging like that!  Now you done went and got us all waiting for the rest of the story!
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Re: You GOT to be kidding me
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2004, 01:46:47 AM »
  It happens to the best of  us EZ .  ;D Hopefully it was a learning experience . That is why I have a ring around the ramrod . So I know that everything is in the right place .   Get that gun loaded again and go get ' em .
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Re: You GOT to be kidding me
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2004, 05:41:47 AM »
I thinking along the same lines as Buzz, I'm glad for you it didn't fire :o
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Re: You GOT to be kidding me
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2004, 04:51:09 PM »
Ditto! Also a good idea to place a mark on the ram rod to check the load in the barrel.

I've also had my first bow "misfire" during this years bow season. While drawing back on a 4 point buck my "pro-hunter" release let loose from the string while at about half draw. The arrow was slung prematurely off in a wild direction from the deer and as he heard it, he just trotted off.

I've never had this happen before, but a learning experience and in favor of the deer. The only thing I can figure is that I didn't have the release securely on the string while drawing back.
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Re: You GOT to be kidding me
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2004, 06:59:02 AM »
Oh, so that's what that notch on my ram rod is for ;D I honestly had forgotten I had out one there. When I first got my .54 I shot it quite often, but after moving to Cook County I sort of forgot about the rifle. There is no black powder season here...it's too much competition for the wolves I guess ::)
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Re: You GOT to be kidding me
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2004, 08:26:39 AM »
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I guess you do have some wolves! I just looked at your location....what is the general "Feeling" in your area bout wolves..........regarding live stock?
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2004, 06:30:10 AM »
What Livestock? ;D

There are no sheep people up here that's for sure, there are a few beef cattle folks and they bring the heifers in close near calving time, and most of them have donkeys or llamas that run with the herd, I guess they’re hell on wolves. Either way when that donkey starts brayen’ that gives you time to grab a weapon.
There are at least four horse loggers I know in Cook County but what wolf wants to mess with Clydesdales, Belgians or an 18 hand Welsh?
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Re: You GOT to be kidding me
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2004, 06:17:34 PM »
I've studied a lot of Civil War history. Often times in the heat of battle a soldier would be so excited he would forget to cap the gun or put the ball in before the powder. With all the noise and comotion, it was hard to tell if the gun went off (or didn't). Thinking it had, they would reload. They say many rifles were found stuffed almost to the muzzle with ball, powder, ball, powder etc. :o
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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2004, 08:13:06 PM »
I'm not surprised.
If I were in that horrible war I may have tried to stuff myself down that barrel
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