Muzzleloader hunters, heard of this????
I was talking to a buddy of mine last night and he told me about a nice 130 class buck he shot at and missed. (Not the same guy with the double load and no weapons maintance) The buck stood there and looked at him so he went to reload and couldn't get his bullet and sabot pushed down the barrel. He said after 15 minutes of trying the buck left and he had only gotten the bullet down about 2 inches. He took it home and had to use a hammer and his ramrod to drive the bullet out. He tried with a different type of bullet and still couldn't get it in. He talked to an "old timer" that hunts with us that has been ML hunting for close to 50 years and he told my buddy that the cold weather made the barrel constrict that made the tolerances too tight to get the bullet in. Now, I know that it's been cold here but I can't believe that! Has anyone else had this happen to them or heard of this? My buddy was going to try keeping his ML in the house overnight to warm it up and see if he can then load normally.