Wet Weather Muzzleloading???

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  1. Kimber.204

    Kimber.204 Active Member

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    Hello,

    Up till now all my black powder hunting has been in the Pennsylvania Flintlock season after Christmas where rain is rarely an issue.

    This year will be my first time hunting with an inline (can only use shotguns and muzzleloaders around Pittsburgh, PA) and with all the rain I'm wondering if I will be able to hunt with my Remington 700 Ultimate Muzzleloader on wet days.

    I'm sure I can put a piece of electrical tape over the muzzle to keep it dry, but what about the breech?

    Maybe one of you folks who has hunted with this gun (I'm looking at you @ENCORE ) can lend some insight.

    Thanks,
    Ross
     
  2. KyCarl

    KyCarl Well-Known Member

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    I have used my Pro-Hunter in the snow and rain and it's always worked fine?
    I use a Win.209 shotgun primer and Whitehots just use a new primer every morning.
    I also put the cellophane from a pack of cigarettes over the muzzle with a little rubber band?
     
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  3. Kimber.204

    Kimber.204 Active Member

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    The Rem Ultimate Muzzleloader uses the primed cases (similar to a 45 ACP case) for ignition - I don't know how well it seals up though is my concern.
     
  4. 26Reload

    26Reload Well-Known Member

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    With my knight ultralite here in idaho....late season whitetail and elk...
    Put a piece of duct tape over end of barrel....dont do that...really made the mzldr kick.....stay with something like black electrical tape or a rubber finger from a glove....
    As to the #11 primer...i put a small piece of plastic cellophane over the nipple and placed the primer on it....still pull primer on and off to replace and cellophane switched too....after a soggy warmer than usual day i touched off the mzldr and no problem with ignition....same original load in barrel...
     
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    I use balloons over the muzzle. You and all your friends can pick your color. And yes, people will ask you if they’ll inflate. :)
     
  6. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I used a finger glove over the muzzle and a Zirk (Grease) fitting cap Over the nipple and ease the hammer down on it. When ready to shoot, replaced the rubber cap with the primer. Once the hunt is over, if I did not fire, i replaced the primer with the rubber cap and the rifle was good to go the next day.

    Sealing off both ends of the barrel seems to keep the powder dry for a couple of days.

    Don,t know anything about sealing the ultimate rifle priming end though.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  7. tmmcampbell

    tmmcampbell Well-Known Member

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    I’ve used muzzleloaders in the Pacific Northwest for years. And yes we do get rain. I put a balloon over the muzzle and use Saran Wrap around the cap. Just drop the hammer on the wrapped cap and BANG! Never had a misfire.
     
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    As some have suggested, just cut the finger off a rubber/surgical glove and slip it over the muzzle. I've done it. As for the primer carrier, there's no worry unless you fall in a creek.

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    Down the road, you should consider the new ASG Gen2 breech plug system. Totally seals the module. My rifle was the first UF that Luke replaced the breech plug for. The thread pitches for the RUM and UF are different.

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    17Tactical Well-Known Member

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    The remington breech seals out light rain good. I use electrical tape over the muzzle. I keep a length of it wrapped around the barrel so I always have it when needed.
     
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    thanks for all your replies folks! Based on the weather looks like I'll find out next week how it works for me with the Rem UML.

    Regards,
    Ross
     
  12. Peddler 76

    Peddler 76 Well-Known Member

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    I use finger cots. Office supply stores sell them. They look like mini condoms.