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Old 01-14-2017, 09:21 AM
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Inquiring minds????
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Inquiring minds????
I read through all four pages for this?!?
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Old 01-16-2017, 07:34 PM
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Does this fall into the "click Bait" category?
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Old 02-23-2017, 12:15 PM
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Well I can tell you this...

Well I can tell you this, my Remington 700 ML fired just fine after having a hunting load in it for about a year and a half. Went "BOOM" instantly and hit the deer exactly where I was aiming. However I must admit that I would be kind of hesitant about a 20 year old load. I suspect that I would be inclined to tie it to something secure with a long string tied to the trigger, but that is me!!!
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Old 02-23-2017, 10:33 PM
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Does this fall into the "click Bait" category?
Has anyone considered the possibility that the OP has not finished this story because he isn't around to do so ? I hope it's not the case, but maybe he pulled the trigger and it didn't go so well for him...
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Old 02-25-2017, 07:32 PM
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I`m still here and well, thank you. The rifle is in the safe with the note attached.
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Old 02-25-2017, 08:19 PM
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I`m still here and well, thank you. The rifle is in the safe with the note attached.
Thanks for the reply. I'm sure many were like me wondering what was happening.
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Old 03-02-2017, 10:28 PM
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I would pull or shoot out the load, were it mine

It isn't doing the breach much good, being hygroscopic, plus it is a potential hazard in the event your note comes off and someone else gets a hold of it. Why continue to keep it loaded?

For those who opine shooting out unknown loads is OK, consider that not a few guns have been blown up by folks using smokeless or duplex loads. Who wants to pay for someone else's mistake? Better safe than very sorry.

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Old 04-10-2017, 02:27 PM
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For any powder that old I would try a worm to try and remove the patch and ball to start with. Black Powder does not lose its potency just sitting dry over as much as 100 years or so. I would shoot this load with virtually NO worry about its age as it will fire just fine. Goex is the black powder to use in this style of rifle.
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Old 05-01-2017, 04:54 PM
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For any powder that old I would try a worm to try and remove the patch and ball to start with. Black Powder does not lose its potency just sitting dry over as much as 100 years or so. I would shoot this load with virtually NO worry about its age as it will fire just fine. Goex is the black powder to use in this style of rifle.
I've fired Black powder loaded for over 10 years with no problem, & didn't expect any. The same with smokeless powder.
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Any time I leave a muzzleloader loaded for any reason I hang a label tag on it with LOADED in red on it.
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