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I gave my inline a good cleaning today and lightly coated the bore with bore butter,my question is,do i need to completely remove all the bore butter before i load and shoot? thanks for your replies.
 

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Smells nice but not that good as a rust preventative. I learned the hard way. I use wonder lube and it seems to do what I need both prevent rust and lube for shooting. Just one of many options though. Good Luck!!
 

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WD-40 is not a rust preventer.It is a water displacer.Guy on another site did a test with multiple nails that were all cleaned and all oil removed.Nails were then lubed with numerous oils from gun oils to transmission fluids.Board was placed outside exposed to all weather conditions.Last I heared olive oil was best and gun oils were failing.
During the muzzy season my barrels have NO oil of any kind in the barrel till after the season.
 

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I have used BB in my ML's for years and I have never had a hangfire because I didn't clean it from the barrel before shooting it.I use a very thin coat of BB in all my muzzleloader barrels.I would rather have BB in the tube than a puddle of WD40.JMO
 

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yeah i can agree, wd40 will not prevent rust, i had a crankshaft turned and sprayed it down, That sucker was toast after 2 weeks in the shop. Money well not spent.
All I can say is if it does not prevent rust my nice shiny bore should be pretty rusty by now.
 

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Man I wish I hadn't read this post!! Too many conflicting opinions
I have used BB since i got a flinter last year. has worked great so far. now I'm worried about it. guy who got me started sweared by it, has used if for YEARS, and I have no problems so far. Guessing...Now I'm thinkin a little too much???
 

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To answer the original question, yes remove all oil/solvents before loading. I go so far as to run an alcohol patch then a few dry patches and let my barrel dry before loading my flinter. Then a put in powder, patched round ball, then if hunting in wet weather I run a patch lightly coated with bore butter just to lightly coat the barrel in front of the load and ball.
 

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Should'nt have to clean the BB out before loading unless you caked it in there.
As far as rust inhibitor I think it depends on your humidity level, I have used BB and had rust starting in the barrel, I just use it for patch lube and air freshener love that smell.

WD-40 evaporates after a while and guns started getting rust, I use BreakFree CLP now on everything and it cured my rust problems.
Just swab out the bore and wipe off pan/frizzen with alcohol and your ready to go.
 

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Rem OIl is the only thing i put down my barrels in fact a light coat of the stuff goes on the whole gun when im done cleaning, nothing else, ask anyone who know my guns are always rust free, always jave been always will be. did I mention I use Rem Oil???
 
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