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Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Southeast Pa 5D
Many on here won't agree with me, but here is what I would do......
Take some emery cloth and go over the frizzen very good, and if you have steel wool (0000) on hand, give it a little polish too, smoother is better. Check both the alignment and sharpness of the flint, and wipe it off with alcohol. I've found my flinters work best with the flint no more than .080" from the frizzen on half cock, but some like the flints bevel up, others down.
After such a lengthy stay in the gunsafe, oxidation will take it's toll on accuracy untill it gets"shot back in". Stainless doesn't always have this happen, but carbon barrels often will. I would get five or ten rounds thru it, take it home to the hot soapy water bath, dri it well, and go back to the range. It may shoot fine then.
As for Pyrodex.....Those new fangled caplocks seem to do ok with it, but for REAL muzzleloaders, the kind like you have, you want black powder. Goex, Swiss, or Elephant will all do the job, Pyrodex not so much, and absolutely not as consistantly go bang like the real thing.
Good luck with it, it's only storage related most likely.