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bronko220002

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Today was the first day of PA's early muzzleloader season (anterless only) and I have a really funny story. After going in about 1/2 hour before light and sitting for a few hours I decided to head back to the truck. I had my new Knight Disc Extreme slung over my shoulder. Now keep in mind that I'm a lefty so I had the rifle on my left shoulder.
So anyway as I'm walking out I see a doe walking straight toward me close to 100 yards out. She saw me abut the same time. We had a brief stare down and as I took the rifle off my shoulder keeping my eye on her, she turned and was slowly trotting off. I flipped off the safety as I was shouldering the rifle (I had the plunger safety already off) and found her instantly in the scope. As it was fairly open I tracked her and started squeezing the trigger. NOTHING. What the heck? I lowered the rifle and looked at it and the bolt was up! It mush have bumped against my pack as I was walking. Oh well. It was fun and the score now is Deer 1, Clem 0.
 

03mossy

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Lol things like that just happen. Glad you laughing about it.
 

mnoland30

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I had an old German 8mm Mauser that had a loose bolt. I would put a heavy rubber band around it and the trigger guard to keep it in place.

Hunting with my muzzleloader, I drew down on an elk and pulled the trigger. It wasn't cocked. I fixed that and tried again. It was on safe. The elk lost patience with me and trotted away laughing. Doo Doo Happens.
 

fishhawk2700

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Today was the first day of PA's early muzzleloader season (anterless only) and I have a really funny story. After going in about 1/2 hour before light and sitting for a few hours I decided to head back to the truck. I had my new Knight Disc Extreme slung over my shoulder. Now keep in mind that I'm a lefty so I had the rifle on my left shoulder.
So anyway as I'm walking out I see a doe walking straight toward me close to 100 yards out. She saw me abut the same time. We had a brief stare down and as I took the rifle off my shoulder keeping my eye on her, she turned and was slowly trotting off. I flipped off the safety as I was shouldering the rifle (I had the plunger safety already off) and found her instantly in the scope. As it was fairly open I tracked her and started squeezing the trigger. NOTHING. What the heck? I lowered the rifle and looked at it and the bolt was up! It mush have bumped against my pack as I was walking. Oh well. It was fun and the score now is Deer 1, Clem 0.
Had the same thing happen with my UF Black Widow on a yote. Had it dead nuts at 40 yards, pulled the trigger, clunk, no boom. Bolt was partially open.
 

TiggerLueb

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Last season I was standing along a fence as a blocker while others in our hunting group walked out a large patch of timber. I saw movement ahead of me and got my .45 x 209 Encore ready to shot o doe. I let some smaller antlerless deer pass and had a doe present to me a 30 yard broadside shot. I set my crosshairs on the top of the shoulders, base of the neck area and squeezed the trigger. CLICK! At that moment I learned the most muzzle loaders function better when you have a primer properly place in the ignition system.
bronko220002 your not the only one to flub up a shot!
 

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Bolt action rifles are a little demanding when it comes to shooting and, as I found out with a decent west Alabama buck 40 yards away, the click of the firing pin falling on a empty chamber will not kill them.
 
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