About the Study Guide

You are looking at the Massachusetts Hunter’s Ed Study Guide. At the present time, you cannot obtain hunter education certification from Hunter Ed. However, you can use this Study Guide as a resource to learn more about hunter safety.

Steps for loading an in-line muzzleloader
  1. Check for load and swab bore dry.
  2. Open breechblock to install cap/primer.
  3. Point in safe direction and close block.
  4. Clear channel by firing cap.
  5. Drop in powder or pellets.
  6. Place bullet in muzzle.
  7. Use starter to push bullet into muzzle.
  8. Use ramrod to seat bullet completely.
  9. Open breechblock.
  10. Install cap or primer.
  11. Close block and put on safe or fire.