Most of the deer I'm seeing now are hard horned. It's difficult to find one in velvet when our bow season starts. I wish our season started on the 1st of Sept every year. We would have a better chance of getting a buck in velvet.
Thi most recent one is definitely not wide. He is part of a lineage of bucks in our area we call "basket bucks". They have genetics for very narrow but tall antlers with a distinct curve between the forks. I'll work on getting the points up later tonight.
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....