I am sure you read my post, the one i bouhgt at wally mart was vangaurd delux sporter for 468. (give or take couple bucks) has wood stock and shoots real fine for me. any way gave it to my 16yr old son with 3x9 luppy hard to beat it for the $ i think.
Walmart just sells for less, like madmax just alluded to. Walmart is plenty legitimate. I'm not thrilled that there is a walmart every 2 square miles apart, but I like walmart and shop there often. Hard to justify paying full price when you can get the exact same product from walmart for less money. Many specialty shops no longer offer the same level of customer service that they once did anyway.
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....