Looking for some helpful advice as I am new to muzzleloading. My directions for my T/C Black Diamond XR advises to thoroughly clean the inside of the barrel with hot soapy water and then swab liberaly with bore butter or some equally good lube to properly season. Now this sounds pretty reasonable, but my question is this: Should I submerse the entire barrel or just run the soap and water solution down the barrel with a funnel or something. I guess I am also wondering if the inside of the barrel should actually soak for a bit.
Thanks for any advice as well as any other useful tidbits you wouldn't mind sharing.