Re: fouling shot
Inline, I just snap a couple 209's and run a pic to make sure it's clear.
Flinter, drop the hammer on a flash pan of FFFF, run a pic into the touch hole to clean & clear before loading with BP. This also lets me know the flint is "seated" in the hammer properly and my frizzen is in good shape to make lots of "fire".
Percussion long rifle, snap a couple of #11's while holding the muzzle down next to a blade of grass or a leaf. Moving the grass/leaf lets me know from the nipple to the muzzle it is clear and ready to load. Run a pic (welders tip cleaner) into the nipple to make sure it is clear before loading with BP.
I only use "wanna be" Black Powder (777 or clean shot)in my inlines upon occasion. Only use BP in my long rifles.
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