Firing Your Knight

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Firing Your Knight

Post by knightrifles » August 22nd, 2018, 2:59 pm

After reading the loading instructions, continue on to this:

1.) With your action cocked into the firing position and all safeties on, bring the muzzleloader to your shoulder and put the desired target in your sights.
2.) When you are ready to shoot, screw the secondary safety in a counter-clockwise motion until it rests against the face of the hammer screw.
3.) Sight in on the target, move the trigger safety to fire.
4.) The muzzleloader can now be fired with the squeeze of the trigger. Be confident of your target and squeeze to fire.


1.) Return all safeties to the safe position.
2.) Remove live or spent percussion caps and primers from your firearm.
3.) Leave the action open during swabbing and loading. (Except break open actions which should remain closed.)
4.) Place the butt of the rifle on the ground.
5.) Screw the cleaning jag into the ramrod.
6.) Moisten the cleaning patch with Knight® Easy Clean™ and wring any excess out with your fingers.
7.) Using short, quick strokes with your ramrod and cleaning jag, swab the entire bore several passes with the wet patch until it makes contact with the breech plug. Remove and discard the soiled patch.
8.) Place a dry patch on the jag and swab the entire barrel again, making sure to contact the breech plug.

This process will ensure better shot to shot accuracy.

Failure to swab the barrel as instructed before reloading could leave hot residue in the barrel which could result in accidental discharge during reloading.

There are many black powder substitutes available. Read and follow all instructions and warnings provided by the manufacturer of the propellant you choose. Use and care instructions do vary from one manufacturer to another and from one product to another.

Blackhorn 209 Powder
Bolt Action: DO NOT exceed 120 volumetric units of Blackhorn 209
Bighorn: DO NOT exceed 100 volumetric units of Blackhorn 209
Littlehorn: DO NOT exceed 80 volumetric units of Blackhorn 209
TK2000: DO NOT use
* Do not use Blackhorn 209 with a flintlock, #11 percussion or musket caps.

Knight Rifles, American Made muzzleloaders.