I was asked to post an article recently at The World Hunting Club on “How to change your QRBP (Quick Release Breech Plug)?“. The question came up “Why would I need to change my QRBP?” and so we decided to respond to those who may be wondering this question.
Gas seal is busted – When the primer ignites the powder the QRBP has a gas seal where the fire comes out. This prevents fouling, heat and pressure from getting into your threads of the breech plug and the barrel. This is what allows you to remove the breech plug with no tool. However, if this seal became damaged you will need to replace the breech plug. No matter how careful most of us try to be, accidents happen.
Having a spare – In the sport of hunting it is always in a hunter’s best interest to be as prepared as possible. If you are on a three day hunt with no way a getting your breech plug replaced because you just noticed that your QRBP is damaged, that would not be good. It is in your best interest to have a spare readily available to be changed out at a moment’s notice.
Blackhorn 209 – If you are using Blackhorn 209 powder and you run into the issue of miss fires or you are having hang fires you will need to change your breech plug to the one that will eliminate this issue. CVA has Breech Plug AC1610BH (for the CVA Apex) and AC1611BH (for all other models).