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Old January 29, 2013, 01:14 PM   #1
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Review, CO2 discharger

So a couple of weekends ago I made the mistake of loading a minnie ball in my Enfield with no powder.

I pre-load all my bullets in plastic tubes. Evidently I did not drop powder in one. I tried to worm it out but I just stripped the lead out of the nose of the bullet.

So I bought one of these CO2 discharge kits:

http://www.ssfirearms.com/proddetail.asp?prod=SA223

Worked great! Comes with 3 CO2 cylinders which should be good for many discharges.

I think this is a great range box tool that can save a day of shooting!

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Old January 29, 2013, 01:50 PM   #2
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Agree !!

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Worked great! Comes with 3 CO2 cylinders which should be good for many discharges.
They sure do and wish I could see which one you got. I currently own two different makes and prefer the newer one.

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I tried to worm it out but I just stripped the lead out of the nose of the bullet.
You gave up too soon and did not get a good bight with your threads. I know it's not easy but the soft lead will yeild to allow this bight. I always count a minimum of nine 1/3 turns before I try to pull and always with a range-rod. ...

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Old January 29, 2013, 02:09 PM   #3
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I'll try and post a picture of the one I got later.

No, I got a good enough bite in the bullet, problem is it ripped out of the bullet while trying to pull it.

I actually got the bullet to move in the barrel, but it got stuck at some point and then the threads gave way.

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Old January 29, 2013, 04:19 PM   #4
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If you rode your bike to the range and had a flat tire, they will inflate a bike tire pretty good, too.
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Old January 29, 2013, 05:53 PM   #5
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This is the one I got, but I did not buy it here:

http://www.sportsmanswarehouse.com/s...0198/cat100014

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Old January 29, 2013, 07:49 PM   #6
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These come in handy !!

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This is the one I got, but I did not buy it here:
This is just like the last one I bought but did not get the adapter tubes with mine. Guess I'll have to get some as well. ...

These really are that good and easy to use. ....

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Old January 30, 2013, 05:12 AM   #7
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No, I got a good enough bite in the bullet, problem is it ripped out of the bullet while trying to pull it.
That's weird because a minie slides down the bore really easy.
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Old January 30, 2013, 08:54 AM   #8
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That's weird because a minie slides down the bore really easy.
I shoot N-SSA competition so my minnies are sized to just fit.

I was shooting strings of 10 shots before cleaning and I was on shot number 7 when this happened. So there was some fouling but not a ton.

When I pulled the bullet, I could easily see the rifling on the ball. Dont' know if that was a result of being blasted out with C02 or not though.

While pulling the ball, I actually did get it to move up the bore about a foot or so before it got stuck again. Tried to work it back and forth to get it out but it ripped loose.

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