Hi, just saw you message I am a guide for Trapper Mikes outfitting In Northern Manitoba Canada. They have been around many years and have well established baits and large bears hitting. You can call Anne Snihoor at 204-677-3563 to ask her some details. If you want some photo's of bears I have guided one was 6"11" not bad at all send me your email address I'm at bcmurphy @mts.net.
There are many other well respected outfitters in Manitoba also just search Manitoba black bear on the internet.
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....