Pennsylvania Game News - February 2014 - 62

Joe Kosack

fouling. Today, this is not the case.
According to Dynamit Nobel-RWS,
Inc. (www.dnrws.com), the invention
of Sinoxid priming compound in 1926
revolutionized the ignition process and
completely eliminated the problems of
instability and deterioration associated
with earlier forms. Fulminating
mercury was replaced with organic
substances, namely trycinate and
tetranzene. The oxidizing agents
of borium nitrate and lead dioxide,
together with sulfur antimony and
calcium silicide, were added to produce
a highly combustible, but smooth
burning mixture that is characterized
by outstanding anticorrosive properties.
Percussion caps must balance sensitivity
with safety in storage and transit. It is
worth noting that Sinoxid priming
compound is not hygroscopic; it will
get wet if you expose it to a wet pocket.
The following are solutions for
solving muzzleloader problems:
The hammer/striker locks up.
Fouling gases blow back through the
nipple. The receiver must be cleaned
after each session. Use light oil for
lubricant.
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The rifle won't fire. If you have
a knurled safety (like Knight Rifles,)
as well as the lever type, make sure
that they are both set at "fire." After
cleaning session, did you reassemble
the spring/striker/bolt correctly?
Reassemble and lubricate with light
oil. Run a wire nipple pick through
nipple flash channel. Replace the worn
out nipple. Check the breech plug/flash
channel. Replace the mainspring.
Powders fire inconsistently. Switch
from a standard #11 cap to a #11
magnum cap. Retrofit the breech plug
to a #209 shotgun primer ignition
system. These are available for some
of the earlier models of inlines. Check
with your gunsmith.
Three pellets won't shoot well.
Maybe 150 grains is too heavy a load for
your rifle. That much powder doesn't
burn in short-barreled carbines. Check
your manufacturer's manual.
My patched roundballs won't
s h o o t a c c u r a t e l y. C u t b a c k
on the powder volume. Your fast
rifling rate of less than 1:48 to 1:24
is causing too much spin for the ball
to stabilize. Load the same volume
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