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Old November 21, 2011, 04:43 PM   #1
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Keep Your Powder Dry!

Or, at least put some in every cylinder!



But if you don't, make sure that you bring a mallet (and punch, if necessary), nipple wrench and rod to get the stuck ball out. Otherwise, you'll have to waste a lovely day like Sunday was:



Actually, it wasn't totally wasted...I brought an 1858, too.
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Old November 21, 2011, 04:52 PM   #2
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Couldn't you have just used the rammer to push the ball back in a little and then continued by only shooting 5 shots?

Just wondering...
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Old November 21, 2011, 05:42 PM   #3
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A good argument for having a worm or ball puller in the possibles bag.
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Old November 21, 2011, 06:25 PM   #4
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I just use a wood screw and a pair of vice grips......Not that I've ever loaded a dry ball of course.
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Old November 21, 2011, 10:32 PM   #5
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Couldn't you have just used the rammer to push the ball back in a little and then continued by only shooting 5 shots?
I did a couple of times, but the recoil kept pushing the ball back out. Naturally not enough to dislodge it, just enough to make me wonder why that sixth pull on the hammer was so doggone hard! So I just set it aside.
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