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Think I got a breech plug stuck in my muzzleloader. Tried and tried to get it out and all I am doing is bending the spike I run through the piece I unscrew the breech plug with. Any thoughts as how to get the darn thing out of there?
 

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They're a pain in the rear to get out sometimes. I spent an hour one night gettin mine out. Seems like someone told me they are supposed to be lubricated with somethin before puttin em back in????? I dont know what the stuff is tho. Would have to be somethin that wouldn't freeze up in cold weather tho I'd think
 

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They make grease for breech plugs, but I can't tell you much about it. Seems to me there was a long thread on this very subject somewhere here.
 

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The lube that you're supposed to use is called Breach Plug Grease. It's not too expensive but it's a must as far as I'm concerned. I only shoot mine a couple times then I give it a good cleaning. If you don't clean yours too often though, I'd think even with the breach plug grease it would be hard to get it out.

[Edited on 12-11-2009 by Hunter79]
 

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Thankfully I've never had one stuck but I would try to apply heat to it first thing. Might not be a bad idea to soak it down w/penetrating oil for a couple days prior also. Before you reinstall use some thread anti-seize on it.
 

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Before going to the tuff techniques to get the plug out - I would suggest that you heat the breech area.

if you can remove the trigger assembly, bolt, and scope from the gun. Then I would start by using boiling water, pour boiling water down the bore then submerge the the breech in a container of boiling water.

The heat and temperature will expand the metal, with the barrel expanding more rapidly than the dense breech plug.

When it is well heated then with a good fitting socket see if you can turn the plug out.

Might try wrapping your plug in teflon tape to keep it from sticking.... much cleaner than grease..

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[Edited on 10/6/2008 by sabotloader]
 

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Try soaking in Break Free Lube if this doesn't work try Heat.

Next time use a Breach Plug Lube and just Finger tight.

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:D Let the Big Grin spit on it.
 

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sabotloader, I've never tried the teflon tape, does it work good? any special kind or just what is laying on my workbench?
 

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[rquote=1506142&tid=105048&author=nastyjack63]sabotloader, I've never tried the teflon tape, does it work good? any special kind or just what is laying on my workbench?[/rquote]

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Not to say that the teflon tape trick wouldn't work but you'd think that the muzzle loader makers would promote this technique instead of using breech plug grease.......just say'n...:shrug:
 

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[rquote=1506172&tid=105048&author=Mailman]Not to say that the teflon tape trick wouldn't work but you'd think that the muzzle loader makers would promote this technique instead of using breech plug grease.......just say'n...:shrug:[/rquote]
But they sell the grease.:cheers:
 

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[rquote=1506142&tid=105048&author=nastyjack63]sabotloader, I've never tried the teflon tape, does it work good? any special kind or just what is laying on my workbench?[/rquote]
The pink tape from Oatey works best.
 

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TC does sale the tape - but theirs is to darn expensive - It is a lot cheaper at you local hardware store.

I have been using it every since Underclocked invented the idea several years ago.
 

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And you've never had a problem getting the plug out even after lets say ..50 rounds through it?

This just might be one of those times where the old dog learns a new trick..:thinking:
 

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The tape is color coded as to it's thickness - white being the thinnest - then pink - then yellow.

You have to find the tape that will work best in your gun. The thickness is detirmened by how tight/loose your BP is in the threads. Most but not all will use the pink tape.

There is a preocess to putting it on correctly and it is more time consuming than grease - but it is a lot cleaner.

Might check this thread...

http://huntingnet.com/forum/black-powder/230453-teflon-tape-breech-plug-necessity.html

If UC finds this thread he can add his thoughts...
 

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I have never shot 50 at one range trip in one gun gone as may as 45 in the Omega. It was a breeze to to the plug out when I got home. And I do not loosen it while shooting either - just load and shoot.
 
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