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MOST BARRELS burn only about half of the powder. The high temperatures melt the
saltpeter and sulfur, leaving a water-absorbing, sticky mix that includes abrasive carbon.

the bullet gets stuck halfway down the
barrel. This scenario is not only frustrating, it can be dangerous. Thorough
cleaning with a water bath is not necessary between shots, but must be done
at the end of the day, or barrel life and
accuracy will suffer.
The second propellant, Pyrodex,
regardless of whether it is in the
form of loose powder, or pellets, is
chemically different than black powder. Advertised as a replica muzzleloading powder since its patent in 1978,
Pyrodex became a household name
when Hodgdon Powder Company
began marketing it in its pelletized
form. The in-line percussion guns
soon made this the powder of choice.
Chemically, these pellets contain
charcoal, sulfur and potassium nitrate, as well as potassium perchlorate
and graphite. While the volume
of fouling has been reduced in the
barrel as compared to black powder,
many of the same types of burning
gases are present, with the addition
of perchlorate (chlorine) gases. This
MAY 2014

is why Hodgdon Powder recommends
that shooters use a product sush as
their EZ Clean to neutralize the
highly corrosive chlorine compounds.
The third powder choice, Triple
Seven, is a newer version of a replica
muzzleloading propellant that is turning heads in the world of percussion
muzzleloaders. Faster velocities per
volume than Pyrodex, it also is advertised as containing no perchlorates and
cleans up with plain old water. But,
like any other exploding chemical,
you need to be vigilant about cleaning between shots. Thoroughly clean
the rifle at the end of the day if you
hope to maintain an accurate barrel.
When Savage Arms introduced its
Model 10ML-II as the only in-line
muzzleloader that gives hunters a
choice between smokeless/Pyrodex/
black powders, it also added a wrinkle
to the cleaning question. How do
you clean the residue of smokeless
nitro-cellulose powder? You must use
a bore solvent. Cleaning this or any
gun that uses a form of nitrocellulose
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