Originally Posted by etisll40
Pretty amazing for a Muzzle loader and the gun isn't even broken in. Are you doing a throrough cleaning on the rifle, nipple and such at the end of the range session? How's does that cleaning go compared to a rifle?
According to Ultimate and all the other owners I've talked with, there's no cleaning of the "nipple". That's actually a pretty unique design and different for a muzzleloader and what we're used to. I looked over the spent .45 Win Mag cases very well and they're as clean as before being fired. When discussing it with Ken, he stated that if I wanted, I could clean around the breech but, cleaning the flash channel/hole was completely unnecessary and never needed.
As for cleaning, its easier and faster than any other muzzleloader I've ever owned
. I remove the brake and put that in a container of Butch's BP Bore Shine. Then using two (2) patches with the bore shine, run them into the barrel and spin each around at the breech. A third dry patch came out as clean as it went in. Lube the inside of the barrel with another patch and its cleaned. Remove the brake from the container, wipe it off dry, lube and reinstall it. The whole process, even though it was the first time, took less than 5 minutes, which included a light coating of corrosion protection to all outside exposed metal. The entire action was COMPLETELY SPOTTLESS
This weather in northern MI has limited me to just the one session so far, it doesn't look very good for the next few days either. I lightened the trigger pull when I cleaned it and am excited about trying that next time.