Basics of Muzzleloader Cleaning
To take proper care of your muzzleloader, follow these guidelines.
- Thoroughly clean a muzzleloader after each shooting session. Black powder residue can damage the barrel if left overnight.
- Clean the gun’s lock periodically. Normally it’s held in place by one or two bolts. Once the lock has been removed, scrub both sides with an old toothbrush and hot water. Make sure the entire lock is completely dry, and then lightly oil and replace it.