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Cleaning Muzzle Loaders

Postby 4Bear » Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:19 pm

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Postby Carroll B » Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:27 am

At the range last summer I was trying to find a powder load and sabot combo that I could get the second sabot down the barrel and seated on the powder charge in a hunting situation. I was shooting 777 pellets and also loose Pyrodex. Someone at the range loaned me two other powders. I was cleaning the bore with #13 cleaner about every other shot. When I got home I was busy and didn't clean the gun for two days. I thought it is stainless steel it will be okay. The gun was an Omega. When I tried to get the breech plug out I couldn't. I had to put the barrel in a vise and use a socket with a 12 inch ratchet to break the breach plug loose. That combination of powder had started to etch the stainless steel breech plug. I learned my lesson about cleaning my gun as soon as I got home.
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Postby 4Bear » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:43 pm

Not sure what those other powders were. In my experience, hot gases will blow carbon back into the breech plug threads in any gun and it is important to maintain high temperature breech plug grease on those threads. As a rule, I will remove the plug, clean and lube it after about 20 shots. I don’t like to postpone cleaning my muzzleloaders at all.

Triple 7 cleans up really easy, just wet patches followed by dry patches. No more pouring scalding hot water into the barrel. The breach plug still needs maintenance.
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