Originally Posted by hammer111
thanks smokepole. well I guess it is a new gun. I only shot it 5 times. Oil in a muzzle loader is ok ?
Not only is it ok, its actually necessary to keep the barrel from rusting. Just don't pour it in, that much isn't necessary. You need to completely coat the inside of the barrel with a clean oiled patch.
Prior to shooting it, run a couple clean dry patches down the bore to remove any lubricant. Be sure to "pop" a couple primers ONLY to eliminate any in the flash hole or channel. After doing that, load that Encore up and shoot her....
Note: Make dog gone sure you grease those breech plug threads.