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Traditions Inline blow up
shelbyspike Member Posts: 2 ✭✭
edited April 2006 in Black Powder and Cowboy Action Shooting
Went out to sight in my new Traditions Premeir inline and blew up the barrel. Cleaned the rifle and seasoned the bore. Put a cleaning patch down after everyshot, every 3 pulled the breach plug and gave it a good cleaning. On the 8th shot the barrel peeled back 8 inchs. I was using two 50gr pyrodex pellets with a 405gr powerbelt bullet. Sent it back and was told it was from an obstructed barrel. No Way. They said the barrel blew right where a bullet would be if someone used a starter and didn't finish. I didn't use a starter and have my ramrod marked so I now it's packed right. What I had and they don't agree, was a rough/narrow spot in the barrel right where they say the obstruction was. I had problems getting bullets past that point. Should have sent it back first time I loaded it. Very bad customer service/warranty dept. Rude and won't listen. Won't send my rifle back until I pay them 100.00$ for a new barrel (half price). Thought about putting a green mountain barrel on it but can't until I pay them for the new barrel. Anyone else have something like this happen?
Thats a scary situation. I have not shot my Hawkin yet and will check that barrel very carefully first.
If that is what the manual says, shooting a 405 grain with max powder load would be a big no-no.
Sounds like a combo of slightly tight bore and too much load. Anybody know if the manufacturer makes any squeeze bore
They probably don't want to send it back w/o a new barrel for liability reasons. They're probably not listening to you because they've seen the exact same thing from the starter-placed bullet more than a few times. If it was me, I'd pay the money for the new factory barrel and chaulk it up to experience.