Thank you again to both BGH and Vanguard for my great prize! My Vanguard Endeavor 1045 Binoculars arrived while I was away in Georgia on a hog hunt (would have loved to have had them there to give a full report!). I've only had a few days to check them out, but I am already impressed with their low light performance with the limited testing I've done. Very nice Glasses.
Here's a picture of my new binoculars posing as part of a deer hunting rig I hope to use next season. Those great Vanguard Endeavors with a custom M98 in .257, a couple of loads to wring out and a custom deer antler handle knife I bought several years ago. I'm ready and so are those fine binoculars, best I can tell!
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....