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Old 12-30-2003, 09:31 PM
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does anyone here fowl their muzzle loader barrel before going hunting. This would be loading powder and a bullet and shooting it. then w/o cleaning load powder and a bullet and off to the woods?

when i shoot my muzzleloader w/ scope on a clean barrel its always way off. but then the 2nd, 3rd, 4th shots are all dead on? any ideas?
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Old 12-31-2003, 12:00 AM
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You answered your own question shot her fouled.
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Old 12-31-2003, 08:06 AM
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Default RE: fowled barrels

I have another question to go along with this one. When shooting the fouling shot do you have to have a bullet in it or can it be some powder with a patch pushed down on it. Won't that do the same thing and save the cost of a bullet since the precision rifle bullets are not cheap that I shoot.
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Old 12-31-2003, 08:59 AM
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It will do the same thing and you can save a bulley.
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Old 12-31-2003, 12:13 PM
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hcurt just throw 10 grains of powder down the barrel for a fouling shot,barrel pointed is a safe dircetion and fire, followed with acouple of dry patches.
I myself only use this fouling shot in my flinter seems my inlines shoot the same clean or dirty
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Old 12-31-2003, 02:15 PM
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Cant resist ,

No I do not put birds in my ML.
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Old 12-31-2003, 02:37 PM
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Fowling shots will depend on how your rifle does shooting off a clean barrel. In your case it sounds like you should be fowl. None of my rifles have ever shown a sign of needing to be fowled to make the first shot count. I am real glad of that. If you fowl it you clean it.... Happy New Year
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Old 12-31-2003, 03:12 PM
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Foul!!
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Old 01-02-2004, 07:23 PM
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I always shoot my fouling shot with a patch,about 60 grains.
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Old 01-02-2004, 09:09 PM
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We have found that our CVA Hunterbolts (inline) most often throw the 1st shot out of a clean barrel, so we hunt with a fouled barrel.
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