10 replies [Last post]
hawkeye270's picture
Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Joined: 06/15/2008
Posts: 1862
Do you have to "CURE" modern inline muzzleoader ba

I just purchased my first modern inline... a Thompson Center Omega Z5 w/ thumbhole stock. I am very excited to get out and work up some accurate loads for my first muzzy hunt this year but I heard that you had to cure inline barrels much like the old cap and ball smokepoles. The oldtimer likened the process to seasoning a cast iron skillet but for some reason this just strikes a strange cord with me in regards to modern firearms..

Any suggestions?

Offline
Location: mirabel quebec canada
Joined: 01/02/2009
Posts: 70
Do you have to "CURE" modern inline muzzleoader ba

just remove as much factory grease as possible ,swab the barrel with a liquide degreaser and dry the inside of the barrel with some cleaning patches on your jag...repeat until the patches come out clean ..

saskie's picture
Offline
Moderator
Location: West Carleton, Ottawa, Canada
Joined: 12/23/2002
Posts: 1264
Do you have to "CURE" modern inline muzzleoader ba

agree - just give it a good cleaning and you'll be good to go.

hawkeye270's picture
Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Joined: 06/15/2008
Posts: 1862
Do you have to "CURE" modern inline muzzleoader ba

The guy said to not waste good bullets until the barrel is "seasoned". What you guys are saying makes more sense to me.

Now I'm not supposed to use normal solvent (Hoppes 9) right? What kind of liquid degreaser.... Dish soap?

saskie's picture
Offline
Moderator
Location: West Carleton, Ottawa, Canada
Joined: 12/23/2002
Posts: 1264
Do you have to "CURE" modern inline muzzleoader ba

Right or wrong I used the Traditions citrus product that came with the kit I bought and then ran a patch with a little bore-butter smeared on it.

BTW this year I started using a Remmington product for cleaning after shooting. You plug the fire channel with a round toothpick and then fill the barrel with it and let it soak for a few minutes. Drain the barrel (save the fluid as it will do several cleanings), brush and then run patches through until clean.

Worked like a charm - easiest cleaning I ever had. Thumbs up

Offline
Moderator
Location: Florida,USA
Joined: 08/21/2003
Posts: 1566
Do you have to "CURE" modern inline muzzleoader ba

"Seasoning" a barrel should be done with ANY Rifle, be it Modern or Muzzle loading.
As stated in previous post a good, thorough cleaning is the beginning but just the beginning.
After a thorough cleaning it's off to the range with cleaning supplies in tow and allow several hours of time for this in your schedule but it doesn't all have to be done in one sitting. Clean barrel after every shot for 1st 7-10 shots then every 5th shot for next 30 shots.
Take your time and let your barrel cool down before proceeding to the next shot, NEVER let your barrel get hot to the touch. NEVER load and shoot with the barrel hot to the touch.This applies to ANY firearm that is new out of the box.
Failure to "season" or break in a new barrel can affect accuracy for the life of the rifle and in the case of getting too hot could ruin barrel beyond repair..
This information should have been shipped with the firearm if it was not then you might contact the manufacturer and ask them what they prefer for your particular Rifle.

Offline
Location: Eatonville, Wa
Joined: 08/26/2007
Posts: 610
Do you have to "CURE" modern inline muzzleoader ba

For cleaning I highly suggest the cabelas citrus blackpowder solvent. By far the best out there.

FrontierGander's picture
Offline
Location: Boncarbo,CO
Joined: 12/01/2008
Posts: 87
Do you have to "CURE" modern inline muzzleoader ba

dont use bore butter for storage protection, it sucks.

Use a lightly coated patch with Rem oil with teflon. After a couple minutes, run a dry patch down the bore to mop of excess oil.

A bucket of hot soapy water (Dawn dish soap,a little Pinesol and a few sprays of Windex, all mixed together works excellent)

You can use a .54cal bore brush to clean the breech plug threads in the barrel. This is an important area to keep clean.

Also remember to remove the barrel from the stock before doing this. You MUST clean the drop block or else it will corrode and pit like heck. Always take your time and care for your investments.

hawkeye270's picture
Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Joined: 06/15/2008
Posts: 1862
Do you have to "CURE" modern inline muzzleoader ba

This has all been very helpful. I am not familiar with the term "drop block". Could you let me know so I don't overlook it.

FrontierGander's picture
Offline
Location: Boncarbo,CO
Joined: 12/01/2008
Posts: 87
Do you have to "CURE" modern inline muzzleoader ba

drop block. the action that contains the firing pin/trigger/ lever that you pull down on so you can put a primer into the breech plug.

hawkeye270's picture
Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Joined: 06/15/2008
Posts: 1862
Do you have to "CURE" modern inline muzzleoader ba

That was my inclination but good to know for sure.

Related Forum Threads You Might Like