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    Spike Ridgerunner's Avatar
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    I have been getting many conflicting reports on weather a new muzzleloader needs to have the barrel seasoned.

    I have a new Omega - do I need to season the barrel?

    If yes, how do you do it?

    Thanks for all replies.

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    My CVA in-line shot fine just out of the box after a good cleaning. Most of my older style stuff with slower twists needed some rounds through them with a few cleanings between but I would think that is more due to the use of pure lead minnies or round balls in those rather then the copper slugs in the in-line.

    Put a few shots down field at a paper target and see what it does. As always though, it could be loads, bullet, etc .. and it could change over time ... that is what makes black powder shooting the fun and challenge that it is.

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    no dont worry about it, bought a new omega 3 months ago. cleaned the barral really good then sighted it in.

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    I have been getting many conflicting reports on weather a new muzzleloader needs to have the barrel seasoned.
    Only if it's made the old way from wrought iron. Modern gun steel does not need to be seasoned, nore can it be, as it won't season in the traditional sense of the word when applied to gun barrels.

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    just get the oil out of the barrel before you shoot it. snap off 3 or 4 caps into a clean patch.bore butter is messy and dont protect like good ole gun oil.

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    I have the Omega too, and I found that after about 30 shots, the sabots became significantly easier to push down the barrel.

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    I have the Omega too, and I found that after about 30 shots, the sabots became significantly easier to push down the barrel.
    Yep...Smoothing out the rifling sure helps.

    bore butter is messy and dont protect like good ole gun oil.
    Yep...BB is horrible for protecting a bore. Only good for lubing patches and conicals.

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