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Author Topic: triumph muzzleloader  (Read 733 times)

Offline bluegill

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triumph muzzleloader
« on: December 05, 2008, 07:07:14 AM »
Hey guys,

anyone have trouble loading with this gun. I bought it last year never shot it, when out this year to do little sighting in, first shot loaded ok, shot, missed target at 35 yds, ( that another story), and the second load seized up half way down the barrel. Absoutly would not move. Had to take it home and pull the bullet, at home loaded it again, without a charge in it, same thing about the same place. when I finally got it out, i nocticed one of the wings on the sabot jacket was almost folded back. Pulled that one and called it a day. my hand was killing me. i don't think I'm doing anything wrong, barrel was cleaned, maybe try different sabots?

Offline Double D Gunworks

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Re: triumph muzzleloader
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2008, 08:33:11 AM »
see if you can see a bad spot( i.e. pit,deformed rifling,) in the barrel??  It could be the sabots though.
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Offline Hyperhound

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Re: triumph muzzleloader
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2008, 03:42:45 PM »
Still did it after the barrel was cleaned?  I would be tempted to try Powerbelts to eliminate the sabot after calling customer service to make sure there is not a defect.
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Offline bluegill

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Re: triumph muzzleloader
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2008, 06:49:07 PM »
Hyperhound,

I saw your reply in "muzzleloader ammo" and have a question about bore butter, when shooting sabots I thought you should only use bore butter when your storing the gun for the season to prevent rust? Do you use it in between shots?

Offline Hyperhound

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Re: triumph muzzleloader
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2008, 07:29:15 PM »
Bluegill:

I did while seasoning the barrel.  But I used all lead bullets without sabots for that chore - much cheaper.  Have not been using bore butter that much since then.  Pretty much as you mentioned, when I park it for the season.
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