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Unread 12-15-2013, 08:51 PM
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Need muzzleloader help please

Hi guys,
In Australia muzzleloaders are all but non exitent so I'm really on my own with it all. I ordered one about six weeks ago and was told it was going to take 4 months so I'm just trying to get everything ready for when it's here!

I'm getting a TC bone collector 50 cal and am running Hornady FPB 300gn pill through it with Alliant Black MZ powder. In Aus we're extremely limited with what we can get i.e. TC are the only muzzys we can readily import and Alliant is literally the only powder to choose from.

What I don't have is any cleaning gear. I've been hearing a lot of different things about whats good and whats bad. Can someone please give me a comprehensive list of all cleaning products and appliances that I will need to best look after my muzzy?

Appreciate any help guys!

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    Re: Need muzzleloader help please

    Right now I use 777 pellets, soap and water, along with a 20 g brush. There are lots of other products out there but for 777 all you need is soap and water. I grease the breach plug threads and that's it.
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    Right now I use 777 pellets, soap and water, along with a 20 g brush. There are lots of other products out there but for 777 all you need is soap and water. I grease the breach plug threads and that's it.
    Do you grease the breach plug with breach plug grease or just general gun grease?
    do you use bore butter or something similar after use?
    I still don't really know what to do.

    In between shots am I running aa dry patch through and then once finished clean the barrel with soapy water and finish with a bore butter or something similar or am I in the wrong direction here?
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    Do you grease the breach plug with breach plug grease or just general gun grease?
    do you use bore butter or something similar after use?
    I still don't really know what to do.

    In between shots am I running aa dry patch through and then once finished clean the barrel with soapy water and finish with a bore butter or something similar or am I in the wrong direction here?
    When I sight it it I run a dry brush between shots, it helps with accuracy. Also don't let the barrel get hot it messes with the sabots and reduces accuracy. I don't use boor butter just soap and water oil the out side, I use tetra gun grease as I had it. You could use the bore butter it can't hurt, also if you go on YouTube and search Thompson center that have an entire catalog of instructional videos on a shooting and cleaning.

    I would say the most important thing it to clean it as,soon as you can after shooting.
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    Re: Need muzzleloader help please

    For cleaning lots of soap and very hot water for your mz powder and gun oil the bore just clean the oil out before you shoot and the breech plug just good grease or anti size grease and when you thing its clean . clean it again and you will be just fine.
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    Important for you to realize is to not totally clean your barrel between shots. I just lick a patch then run it down the wet side and dry side both. Leaves just enough fouling in the barrel so the guns like it Always want to leave a little fouling in the barrel. If you want alot of good stuff on muzzle loading go to R+P muzzle loading.com
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    Re: Need muzzleloader help please

    Like the man from the communist state of New York says....

    Take a shower with the barrel (remove it from the action first), a hot shower.......

    You should be able to get TC natural bore butter. It's pissmuckle green but smells good and is dandy for lubing the after shower barrel. After the shower, take a jag with a patch and run in the bore butter and pull a couple patches to remove the excess.

    Your barrel don't need perfumed shower jell, just hot water and a scrub.

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