Guide to the Modern Muzzleloader Gun

A guide to the modern muzzleloader gun, including a round ball selection guide, the muzzleloader marketplace, how to load a muzzleloader, shooting a black powder gun and a shooting caution guide.



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[1] Thompson/Center's .36-caliber Seneca, a quality small-bore gun with a lifetime guarantee.
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[4] To load a Mini ball, measure the powder.
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[2] The Lyman .54-caliber trade rifle is a well-made firearm for a reasonable price.
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[5] Pour the powder into the barrel.
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[3] Loading equipment.
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[6] Once the powder is loaded after rapping the base of the barrel with your had to seat the powder, push the lubricated Minie ball down into the muzzle.
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[8] Put a cap in place and you're ready to go.
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[9] Fire the gun.
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[7] Ram the Minie ball home.
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Chart: The flintlock round ball selection guide.
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Diagram: The flintlock.
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