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Old April 24, 2012, 10:33 PM   #13
mykeal
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Originally Posted by Sure Shot Mc Gee
If a barrel has blockage in and around its firing channel which I believe is located in its breech area (if I'm not mistaken?) How does a fresh charge compacted in front of that channel area manage to clear the blockage in-behind it?
It doesn't.

You place the charge behind the blockage by introducing it under the nipple:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris Underwood
i just went out and shot the gun after putting powder in the space between the nipple and the barrel
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sure Shot Mc Gee
Is it noted that a constant use of Propellent type powders like pyrodex and others will indeed create that kind of situation over time?
No. I've not seen such a condition if the gun was properly cleaned after each use. I believe that would only happen if the gun were not cleaned.
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