Never use smokeless powder. It can cause your muzzleloader to explode.
When determining the best load for your Knight® Rifle, follow these steps:
1.) Determine which game you intend to hunt and what bullet weight you intend to use. (see page 10)
Knight® Rifles does not recommend the use of non-saboted lead projectiles, this includes patched round balls. These bullets can easily be moved from the powder charge. This will result in an obstructed barrel, and upon firing, could cause and explosion. If you choose or legally have to shoot non-saboted lead projectiles, always check that your projectile is properly seated immediately before priming and firing.
2.) Sight in your rifle. Start with 100 grains of Black Powder and industry approved black powder substitutes, loose powder or pellets. If you don’t achieve the desired results, go up or down in 10 grain increments and try sighting again.
Knight Rifles, American Made muzzleloaders.