View Full Version : Bad news for me...good laugh for you

December 30, 2004, 05:37 PM
This is a little hunting story but trust me...its worth reading...

A couple nights ago i was goin out for my afternoon hunt(live in mass so its 2 to sundown which is roughly 4:45) so i got upon a nice ridge and sat down with my muzzleloader...the deer trail was right below me so i thought it would be some good huntin...but there is a foot of snow and a chill blast of air so i soon relized it wasnt worth it...so about 20mins before sundown i got up and walked out...on my way out i saw tons of track and sign all over this paintball course...so i followed it and thought i would set up on the ridge the next morning...so i took the cap out of my gun and went to sleep...

Next moring i got out very late...8:30 so i rused into the ridge...but i didnt check my gear...so i was only there for about 10 mins when these 2 twin bucks come down the far ridge...they got closer and cloaser and isaw they were little 4 pointers and they were plenty fat so i decied to set up ready to take one...I aimed it was gonna be a 30 yard shot with no wind...BANG! THe sound was too quit and i did see no deer on the ground...but a did see 2 deer looking at me and my powder didnt ignite...so i poped out the cap as quit as icould and put in another one...BANG! same quit cap but the deer didnt move...so i reloaded another cap hoping this one would work...BANG! nothing and then i saw the front ones tail go up and them trott out...

So i packed up my gear and went home to relize my powder turned to liquad becuase i got snow i nthe barrel the night before...and ive been at that same are for the past 2 morning and after noons and i havnt found those deer yet...

so remmber jsut becasue its an inline muzzleloader...it aint gonna shoot like a rifle...

December 30, 2004, 07:31 PM
Ah, Pink, I feel for you! :(

December 30, 2004, 09:21 PM
Ahhh, Geez O.P that stinks! :( Did you have electrical tape over your muzzle? If not, be sure to do that. Also, IINM, I believe Hodgden Triple 7 pellets are more moisture resistant than BP or Pyrodex.

December 31, 2004, 08:54 AM
Some drug stores sell the minature condom-looking things, I think called "finger cots". I've used before over muzzles and successfully shot thru them. Especially helpful on guns with real long barrels.

They cost about a dime each. More than worth it sometimes though when questioned by a dude who has not seen before to be able to say, "Here, go ahead and take a couple. They are probably about your size." :D

December 31, 2004, 10:23 AM
They are probably about your size.

LOL! Good idea, but electrical tape is much cheaper...

December 31, 2004, 11:26 AM
Yeah, and if you use electrical tape, you won't get a shock if your muzzle happens to touch an electric fence. :)

BTW, I know a guy who, many years ago, leaned his old shotgun against an electric fence when taking a whiz. He looked over at the gun after zipping up and saw smoke coming out the muzzle. In those days, we used paper shells and they had a wax coating. The wax was actually burning!

They don't make either waxed shells, nor hot electric fences like that any more, but I still wouldn't "wee-wee" on any electric fence.


December 31, 2004, 05:57 PM
yeah well luckly i havnt got any water in my barrel....sadly today was the last hunting day in mass...and its over...but i did get a nice 4 pointer during bow so im happy!!!

Paul B.
January 1, 2005, 06:52 PM
Well Pink, I'll have to think of a suitable punishment for your faux pas. :cool:

OK. You must immediately go to the dark side of the moon, rent the wall and watch it twice. Then, when you've become comfortably numb, you can call it a day.

Yeah, I like Pink Floyd too. :D :cool:
Paul B.

January 2, 2005, 03:36 PM
pshhh all those albums and movie are over rated man...if anyone here has listend to obscured by clouds or saucerful of secrets id be impressed!!!

January 3, 2005, 03:35 PM
Hey. I have Saucer full of secrets on C.D..