The charge will draw moisture via the touch hole. The patch lube contains moisture also. Sitting idle for a year creates a high probability that the breach area is ruined.Lucky Orange Hat said:i would just shoot it. the charge wont be bad if it was stored in a dry place.
I take a deerskin leather bag, line it with a plastic shopping bag and drape it over the muzzle end. Then blow out the charge with CO2. The bag will leave the muzzle end at a pretty good clip. Inside I retrieve most of the powder, the patch and ball.jimsdad said:Good thing you discovered that before you had two loads down the pipe, and then fired the rifle. I have mine with a charge in it right now flef over from ML a week or so ago and every evening I tell myself to pull the load - but I haven't yet.