I got drawn again in four years for bull elk. The last time in 6A and I shot a small 6 by 6. I'll use my same 270 winchester pre-64. I thought I had to tell someone,how lucky. Also I drew for mule deer in 23, these are AZ hunts.
Below the rim in the late season the elk come down regardless of weather in late October says Game and Fish. But some say the big bulls stay high all year. Both are right in my book. Scout a few weeks before and good luck!
Anyone who shoots a sabot bullet has had the problem with loading the next round with a dirty barrel we have all struggled with it.
Between muzzleloader shots I have done some research and testing on my own to find out what works for me for the next shot. I have been using a product called bore butter and when the muzzleloader is just sitting around I leave it caked in the barrel for protection. Have also found that if I lube my sabots with bore butter they really slide nicely down the barrel....