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Electic tape your muzzle?

I am thinking about using the method of electical taping the muzzle of your rifle to keep moisture out this year. Every year I mean to try this while shooting but never remembered to put electical tape in my truck before going out.

Has anyone ever actually tested it on the range to make sure it doesn' t affect your point of impact?

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Electic tape your muzzle?

I've done it for years. Never thought to test it on the range but the deer, elk, antelope and moose have always been just as dead. Damn, now I'm going to have to test it to see if it moves the POI. Oh well. I always figured it was better than a barrel full of snow.

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Electic tape your muzzle?

My uncle is a big proponent of it and convinced me and my dad to do it this year with our Muzzleloaders. Yes, it does keep dirt, branches, moisture, and other debris, out. And, as the other gentlemen stated doesn't affect accuracy or lethality. We had shots ranging from forty yards to just over a 100 and we all filled our tags. I'll do it for now on.

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Electic tape your muzzle?

I tape a condom over my muzzle. It's a trick I picked up in the Corp.

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Electic tape your muzzle?

Very small balloons here! They tend to hold better and no icky sticky stuff.

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Electic tape your muzzle?

been doing it for years. duct tape, electrical tape, condoms, water ballons.

i have never missed an animal with this over the barrel.

tim

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Electic tape your muzzle?

Thank you all. I like all the ideas, especially the small balloons. I think I'll pick up some water ballons. Thanks.

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Electic tape your muzzle?

I used plasic food wrap last year for muzzle loading last year durring a two day blinding snow storm and my black powder went off well both times. ( not an inline but a side lock) cap and ball. It was to wet for my flint lock.
F.K.

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Electic tape your muzzle?

There was a pretty good article about the use of tape and it's effect on accuracy in one of the hunting mags a year or so ago. The results were that the taped muzzle were slightly MORE accurate than the untaped. Most of the elk size calibers were tested. Good luck..

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Electic tape your muzzle?

I have used hoppes number 9 solvent to take the tape residue off of the barrel.
but it is a hunting gun not a show gun, so i don't worry to much about the residue.

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