muzzle loader

11/23/15 @ 9:08 PM
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gotacarp
gotacarp
USER since 2/2/10
Hey guys wanting to buy a new muzzle loader! Looking for some input! Got about $400 to spend looking at the cva any thoughts? Thanks fellas
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12/20/15 @ 7:15 AM
Working Retrievers
Working Retrievers
USER since 5/12/03
I'm old school also. Layman great planes rifle shooting 90 grains of FFG with a patched .490 round ball.

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12/18/15 @ 7:27 PM
madforlabs
madforlabs
USER since 12/20/12
Switch to BH 209 and watch your barrel fouling decrease by a factor of about 4. Shoots great too!

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12/18/15 @ 7:11 PM
tiddies1981
tiddies1981
USER since 1/22/15
Soapy water with barrel end in sink. Brush it a few times. Rinse with water. Then dry patch. Then oiled patch.

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12/18/15 @ 5:52 PM
SJB
SJB
USER since 7/16/01
Just the thought of using water on a gun seem foreign to me. With the soapy water, running a patch down with it or what? I am using triple 7 pellets.

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12/16/15 @ 5:59 PM
muskrat30
muskrat30
USER since 10/14/01
There are two parts to M-L cleaning/care. First you clean the gun, then use a damp patch to put a light coat of oil in the bore. After that wipe the outside with a lightly oiled cloth.

With most powders/pellets, other than B209, use a hot soapy water solution to clean. Once that is done, go with the oil coat.

With B209 powder, Hoppes 9 does it all.

If the gun sits a bit in the off season, take it out every 4-5 months for a light oil coat replenishment.

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12/16/15 @ 5:26 PM
bowtech Dee
bowtech Dee
USER since 10/23/12
Hot soapy water

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12/16/15 @ 3:34 PM
ditto
ditto
USER since 12/6/10
SJB, What kind of powder are you using? If you're using black powder it is dirty and hard to get real clean without a lot of work.

This is one of the reasons when I bought a ML I went with a Savage 10ML that uses smokeless powder.

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12/16/15 @ 2:35 PM
SJB
SJB
USER since 7/16/01
Anyone else have trouble cleaning your muzzle loader? Maybe I am expecting too much, but when I clean my regular shotguns, the barrel is showing no residue after 2 or 3 patches. I have scrubbed the barrel with a wire, cleaned with the MZ patches and wiped many times. After an hour of doing this, the white patches are still showing residue from the barrel. Does it normally take this long or am I doing something wrong?

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12/8/15 @ 6:12 PM
1cast-away
1cast-away
USER since 2/2/09
If anybody is in the market for one. Fleet has them on sale this week. Got my price adjusted today from the one I got last week.

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12/8/15 @ 4:33 PM
muskrat30
muskrat30
USER since 10/14/01
I shoot a Knight Elite with Blackhorn 209 powder. Works just fine for me.

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