Ya, your right. I havent even shot my rifle 100 times yet. I thought I apologised for that post?........... Pretty sure I did.
If I swab after each shot, no hangfires. Doesnt matter if its T7 or BH209.
My second day at the range I used the T7 Pellets, (swabbing after every shot, used a patch over a .45 brush) shot 16 consecutive shots and had no problems. I had a great time.
Next day at the range was with BH209, shot 12 shots without swabbing (because I didnt read the BH209 information good enough) and then I got a hangfire on my 13th shot. Swabbed with a wet patch and followed with a dry patch and my next shot was still a hangfire.
I removed the breech plug and noticed that it was extreamly fouled. Just swabbing the bore once , all the way down to the breech plug wasnt adequate enough to remove the thick layer of fouling that grew as I shot. So, I made the breech plug shiney, cleaned the flash hole, swabbed the bore, replaced the breech plug, loaded my rifle and was rewarded with the report of the ignition and sent the round down range. I swabbed after every shot from then on to prevent the fouling from building up to the point where it impedes the ignition from the 209 primer.
When I got home, I re-read the BH209 information and noticed that I had overlooked the paragraph that states:
" IMPORTANT: While Blackhorn 209 allows you to take multiple shots without swabbing the barrel, always remember that primers will foul the breech plug in any muzzleloader. To maintain consistancy, we recommend cleaning the primer fouling from the breech plug and breech plug flash hole if any deterioration in ignition or accuracy is observed."
With BH209, no swabbing necessary for accuracy or loading saboted projectiles. I agree with the manufactures literature.
With the use of BH209, since you dont have to swab after each shot for accuracy or seating purposes breech plug fouling will still happen due to the use of a 209 primer (if you dont swab, or maintain the breech plug). I agree with the manufactures literature.
I thought I made my last post clear but I guess I didnt. Different results with T7 VS BH209. Since your knowledge is much more vast than mine, I would think you would know that with T7 you should swab after every shot or else the fouling will build up and you wont be able to seat your projectile and you will get mis-fires. So swabbing after every shot at the range, if your using T7 or like, should be a given.
My results with BH209 (still learning) is that even though the manufactur states that swabbing isnt necessary (for accuracy and seating purposes) breech plug maintainance is needed to prevent misfiring due to the fouling that is left behind from the 209 primer that is needed to ignight the charge. So, if you still have to clean out the breech plug flash hole on a consistant basis by removing the breech plug, in my stlye of in-line rifle, there is not much advantage in using the BH209. I have to use a tool to remove the plug. Since it is almost 25% more expencive that T7, I dont know if the other benefits are worth the price.
I have a breech plug flash hole brush on order and will use it on my next day at the range. If it works, I will let you know. If all I have to do is stick the brush in the flash hole every 7 rounds or so to prevent hangfires and not have to remove the breech plug, then I will Ok with the higher price.
I thought this category was about BH209 and not my inaccurate statements that I made in the past.
Again, I apologise for the post that I put up a while back . I did exagerate.
Let me know if my spelling or grammer is off so I dont offend anybody.
There, that oughta do it.