This You Have To See…Guy Turns His Muzzleloader Into A Pipe Bomb
A black power rifle, or pistol, can be alot of fun to shoot, lots of smoke and a BIG BANG. But it does have it’s drawbacks, one of the first things you need to do, is make sure that there is no powder & projectile, still in the weapon. You can do this by the simple means of putting a percussion cap on the nipple and firing the weapon, if there is only a small “pop”, then your barrel is clear and then you can proceed to load the weapon and shoot.
One thing you must remember when firing a muzzle loader, is to use the proper propellant, there are different grades, depending on what type of weapon you are shooting. One thing you don’t want to do, is put too much propellant in the weapon, you might think the more powder you use, the further the projectile will travel, but this isn’t necessarily the case.
I don’t know exactly what happened in the video below, but if I had to guess, I would say there was too much propellant in the barrel. When using this type of weapon, always make sure to use the proper powder grade, and also make sure to measure the amount of powder used, very carefully.
This is the description that went along with the video:
We had an ugly reminder this weekend that you can never be to safe. I decided to film my good buddy off my hip as I looked down the spotter. Little did I know what would ensue, as you will/have watched. Muzzleloader season is almost upon us and for other states it’s here. Please please be safe and check your gun before you load and fire it. We don’t know the exact reason as to why this ultimate muzzleloader blew up but it did. This accident could have been a lot lot worse for my buddy but someone was looking over him and he is extremely lucky. Safety first and always!