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what is a good black powder cleaner especially for cleaning breech plugs? TC sells one in a jar that is suppose to very good. Does anyone know what a similar product might be. I have been told soaps work well. I am new to the muzzleloading hunting. thanks,

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I use all the TC cleaning products. I have found them to be the best. I use the pre-soaked patches for the barrel and also the pre-soaked seasoning patches for the barrel after it's cleaned. Can't remember the name of the TC product for breech plugs but it works well. I've even used Hoppe's #9 on a cotton patch for a really dirty breach plug. Just make sure to dry it good.

Since you are new to muzzleloaders I would recommend checking out the CVA website. They have some great video tutorials. I prefer the TC muzzleloaders over CVA personally but the tutorials were great.

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I agree with Blackhorn but you need adult primers to light it off. Shotgun 209s or large rifle primers. My Austin & Halleck has been converted to large rifle primers which are even better than 209s for Blackhorn.
 

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Windex to clean. BreakFree to lube and store. Alcohol to wipe bore and flash hole prior to shooting.

My T/C 50 cal. Encore will shoot sub MOA w/ 300 grain 45 cal bullets and sabots.

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Be careful about using Windex! There are several formulas of it; the one with ammonia should never be used in a ML, it will erode the bore.

Plain Windex is fine, as is the formula with vinegar.

I looked at trying Blackhorn until I saw the price - $32 for 10 oz!

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When you give some thought to how long 10 oz will last you its not that bad. I'm sure I won't shoot up a bottle in ten years hunting.

To me it like people using $#@& primers in a K80 or Perazzi to save 20 bucks.
 

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I'm with Mike Kamer - I use all T/C products and my Omega cleans right up. I use Triple Se7en pellets (3), Hornady 250-grain SST/ML bullets and sabots with Federal 209A primers. That load shoots into just over an inch at just under 2,200fps over my chronograph. The same load shoots best out of our son's Encore, too.

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Armor all. Exactly what you get in the TC cleaner just less expensive. Won't pit you bore like soap and water and leaves a protective film that improves with 'seasoning'. Eventually cleaning will be a one wet patch on a jag followed by one dry patch deal.
 

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Blackhorn is loose form only. Its a real good powder and you don't have to worry about shootiung and cleaning your gun after the first shot and you reload. It is Non corrosive so yo ucan leave your second load in the gun until you shoot it, days or weeks. You save the cost of bullet, sabot, primer and powder. So 32.00 is not such a bad price.

Alliant has Black MZ, non corrosive BP substitute for around 20.00/lb. I sold several pounds but have not gotten any feedback from any of the purchasers yet.
 

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thanks to everyone for their insight concerning black powder residue clean-up.
you all have been a bigh help.

Chappy
 
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