Loading Instructions for Rifles

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Loading Instructions for Rifles

Postby knightrifles » August 22nd, 2018, 2:57 pm

1.) Make sure that all safety systems are engaged before loading and that there is no primer, live or spent, installed.
2.) Place the butt of the rifle on the ground so that the muzzle is facing up and away from the body.
3.) If using loose propellant, set your powder measurer to the desired amount and fill the powder measure. Pour powder into the muzzle. To reduce the risk of an explosion, do not pour directly from the propellant container, do not exceed recommended loads (see load chart on page 14), and only load your Knight® Rifle with recommended black powder or black powder substitute. Never use smokeless powder!
4.) If using pelletized powder, place the recommended number of pellets into the muzzle. Read carefully the loading instructions of the propellant manufacturer and
follow those instructions. Those instruction do vary from anufacturer ato manufactureer.

To reduce the risk of an explosion, do not exceed recommended loads (see load chart on page 16)

5.) If using sabots, place the bullet firmly in the proper sabot so that the bullet’s base is squarely seated.
6.) Insert the projectile and start it down the bore using a Knight® Bullet Starter™.
7.) Using a hand over hand motion, drive the bullet down onto the powder charge using the concave end of the ramrod or cleaning jag. Do not pound or bounce the ramrod on the bullet. This will deform or displace the projectile, causing loss of accuracy and bullet performance. If using pelletized powder, this can also crack or crush the pellets, resulting in loss of accuracy and performance.

8.) Remove your ramrod from the bore.
9.) Double check your trigger and secondary safeties and be sure that both are on safe. Be sure the rifle is pointed in a safe direction. Depending on your model, pull the hammer locks into firing position, open the bolt on a DISC™ Rifle, or release the drop or break-open action.
10.) Insert a priming device or 209 primed DISC Full Plastic Jacket™. Close the bolt and drop or
break-open action.

Priming the Full Plastic Jacket™

1.) Insert the 209 shotgun primer into the large end of the Full Plastic Jacket™.

2.) Lift the bolt and pull back. Place the Full Plastic Jacket™ into the breech and close the bolt.

3.) A weather-proof seal is formed over the primer and nipple.

11.) (ACCURACY) Upon firing your cleaned and oiled rifle or shotgun if you notice any first shot accuracy or patterning issues, we recommend that you do the following each time before you load and fire your clean and oiled rifle and shotgun.

Your rifle is now armed. Do not point your rifle at anything that you do not want to shoot.

Loading Instructions for the TK2000™ Muzzleloading Shotgun

1.) Make sure that all safety systems are engaged before loading and that there is no primer, live or spent, installed.
2.) Place the butt of the shotgun on the ground so that the muzzle is facing up and away from the body.
3.) Measure out either FFg black powder, or equivalent and pour into the barrel (120 grains maximum). Suggested 100 grain max when using T7.
To reduce the risk of an explosion, do not pour directly from the propellant container, do not exceed recommended loads (see load chart on page 15), and only load your Knight™ Rifle with a recommended black powder or black powder substitute. Never use smokeless powder! Do not use pelletized powder, it does not fit the 12 gauge bore properly and can cause an explosion, delayed ignition, or no ignition.
4.) Push an empty shot wad down the bore with the smaller end of the ramrod, seating the wad firmly on the powder charge. Fill a spare shot wad (of the same size) full with your choice of shot size, and carefully pour shot from the spare wad down the bore. Maximum of 2 1/2 oz. of shot.
5.) Push an over-shot wad down the bore with the jag end of the ramrod. Do not be concerned if the over-shot wad starts in sideways, as it will straighten itself out on the way down. Make sure the wad is firmly seated on the shot.
6.) With both safeties on and the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, prime the gun.

Your shotgun is now armed. Do not point your shotgun at anything that you do not want to shoot.

Knight Rifles, American Made muzzleloaders.

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