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Posted: 8/15/2017 4:19:09 PM EST
For some idiotic reason I put my muzzleloader in the safe after shooting a few deer last season without cleaning the barrel.

It's a Thompson Center Omega with a stainless barrel. I use Triple Seven pellets.

Is it going to be a problem?

Hopefully not because it's absolutely the best shooting muzzleloader I've ever had.... easy cloverleafs at 100 yards since day one.
Link Posted: 8/15/2017 4:41:50 PM EST
Maybe ok, may be a tomato stake.

Clean it and see
Link Posted: 8/15/2017 4:42:14 PM EST
It will be fine
Link Posted: 8/15/2017 4:44:19 PM EST
You should be fine. My grandfather did that but left it for 2 seasons. We got it cleaned up and it still shoots good. Too bad grandpa cant shoot for shit
Link Posted: 8/15/2017 4:45:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/15/2017 4:46:00 PM EST by jscheel1]
My guess would be you're not getting off easy. Besides your barrel possibly being pitted, you may not even be able to get your breech plug out. Most people smear a little grease on the threads and that may have helped you if you did, but I think your in for a real pain in the ass. Not sure that a pitted barrel is a really bad thing with a muzzle loader (as compared with a conventional rifle) as most people shoot plastic sabots anyway, but it may affect accuracy a bit. You could well have sulfur crystals growing in your breach plug flash hole too, the proper size wire or letter drill should take care of that.
I hope all turns out well, keep us posted on how you do?
Link Posted: 8/15/2017 4:45:48 PM EST
Just clean it by firing another round through it. You'll be fine.
Link Posted: 8/15/2017 4:45:57 PM EST
We have made that mistake with blued barrels, as long as it was dry it is not a problem.
Link Posted: 8/15/2017 4:46:28 PM EST
Uh why do t you just clean it then see for yourself?
Link Posted: 8/15/2017 4:48:10 PM EST
Buy more stuff.

Everything is on sale.
Link Posted: 8/15/2017 4:48:12 PM EST
It'll be fine. I've left my encore loaded over a season also. Zero rust or I'll effects.
Link Posted: 8/15/2017 4:48:24 PM EST
Triple 7 = tons of rust. Plug the muzzle and soak the barrel with Ballistol for a few days.

I bought an Encore in a similar state last winter. Took about a week to get the bore somewhat respectable. Using Ballistol, Flitz and several brushes.
Link Posted: 8/15/2017 4:49:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/15/2017 4:50:32 PM EST by Burley]
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Originally Posted By bill3508:
It'll be fine. I've left my encore loaded over a season also. Zero rust or I'll effects.
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There's a difference between loaded and fired.

Triple 7 is the most hygroscopic and corrosive BP sub on the market. I ruined an Encore barrel with that mess.
Link Posted: 8/15/2017 4:50:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DetrhoytMAK:
Just clean it by firing another round through it. You'll be fine.
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If you can shove another loading down the barrel you're probably right, but if it requires too much grunt to get one fully seated, it could cause a dangerous overpressure situation.................
Link Posted: 8/15/2017 5:47:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By uboat534:
Uh why do t you just clean it then see for yourself?
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I'm not going to be able to till next weekend. Deer hunting is not too far off and it just kind of hit me that I never did clean it
Link Posted: 8/15/2017 5:49:48 PM EST
Dibs on your stuff when it blows up in your face.

Link Posted: 8/15/2017 5:51:17 PM EST
Dex cool thread
Link Posted: 8/15/2017 5:52:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jscheel1:
My guess would be you're not getting off easy. Besides your barrel possibly being pitted, you may not even be able to get your breech plug out. Most people smear a little grease on the threads and that may have helped you if you did, but I think your in for a real pain in the ass. Not sure that a pitted barrel is a really bad thing with a muzzle loader (as compared with a conventional rifle) as most people shoot plastic sabots anyway, but it may affect accuracy a bit. You could well have sulfur crystals growing in your breach plug flash hole too, the proper size wire or letter drill should take care of that.
I hope all turns out well, keep us posted on how you do?
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I do add a lot of TC breech plug thread lube so that may not be a problem...... we'll see. Corrosion in the barrel is my main concern.

May have to buy a new one as I'm not going to screw around too long with this one if it is jacked. Off to start another thread lol.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 5:21:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jscheel1:
My guess would be you're not getting off easy. Besides your barrel possibly being pitted, you may not even be able to get your breech plug out. Most people smear a little grease on the threads and that may have helped you if you did, but I think your in for a real pain in the ass. Not sure that a pitted barrel is a really bad thing with a muzzle loader (as compared with a conventional rifle) as most people shoot plastic sabots anyway, but it may affect accuracy a bit. You could well have sulfur crystals growing in your breach plug flash hole too, the proper size wire or letter drill should take care of that.
I hope all turns out well, keep us posted on how you do?
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I do spread a lot of breech plug grease on the threads. Removed it easily. Looking thru the barrel ? Yeah, it looked like a science project with salty looking outcroppings growing.

Put a used primer in and filled the barrel with that pink soapy black powder cleaning stuff. I don't have high hopes. Going to drain and check in a few hours.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 5:31:26 PM EST
Do you recognize the name Xavier Hollander?

You are that screwed.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 5:56:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By broadrunarms:
Do you recognize the name Xavier Hollander?

You are that screwed.
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Nope. Sure don't.
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