I had a little more time to spend behind my Optima today and am starting to learn what this muzzleloader likes. I'm currently shooting Blackhorn 209 and have found that the gun seems to settle in and shoot real well after the third shot. When I left the range today the barrel was fouled and shooting good groups, should I leave the barrel fouled for opening day this coming up saturday and just clean the breech plug? I'm not going to be able to get back out to the range, I might be able to fire a couple primers down a clean barrel but i'm not sure that is going to get it to the sweet spot. I'm really debating on what to do, any experience with this?