We all shoot before the season but do you test yourself to make certain all would have gone as planned had you had an opportunity? At the end of every Flinter season I test myself and my gun. I usually carry 5 shots. 1 in the clean gun and 4 speed loads. I go to the 50 yard range and shoot those 5 shots to make sure I knew exactly what I was doing. Will the first 2 go down barrel with just a prelubed patch. Will the last 2 with just a dab of bore butter? Will it go off 5 times without fiddling with the Flint or clearing the touch hole. Finally will I hit anything offhand. I really hate surprises. Was I really ready? Turns out I was. Within 5 minutes I knew. 1st and last in the bull the other 3 within 6 inches, again off hand at 50 yards. I know I wasn't on the side of a mountain. I know I wasn't breathing hard from some crazy walk up Everest. What may I have forgotten? Do you guys do anything similar?