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More Basic Muzzleloader Safety Rules

Post by knightrifles » October 10th, 2018, 3:07 pm

Even if you are proficient with other firearms, rifles, or other similar muzzleloaders,
be sure to read the special muzzleloader safety rules below, as there may be features
or functions of this product that you are not familiar with.
Special Muzzleloader Safety Rules
Avoid accidental firing
A muzzleloader can seriously or fatally injure you or bystanders due to accidental firing
when it is primed with a priming device (either a 209 shotgun primer or percussion cap)
but not loaded, when it is loaded with powder and a projectile but not primed, or when it
is both primed and loaded.
• Know your safety systems. Some models have two safety systems, while others have
only one. Use all of the safety systems on your muzzleloader whenever you are not
ready to fire.
• Keep your muzzle pointed in a safe direction if your muzzleloader fails to fire. It
could fire after a delay.
• Remove the priming device before crossing a fence, climbing a tree, jumping a ditch,
or negotiating other obstacles. A primed muzzleloader can fire if dropped or impacted.
• Never rest the firing pin or striker against the priming device. An impact in this condition
could cause the muzzleloader to fire, even with safeties engaged.
• Always swab the barrel with a moistened patch between shots to clean out hot embers
that could ignite powder.
Load properly
Improper loading can cause your muzzleloader to fire accidentally or explode. Follow
these safety rules regarding loading and the loading procedures in this document.
• Never use smokeless powder in Knight muzzleloaders.
• Never exceed the recommended maximum powder charge for your Knight muzzleloader.
Please see individual models for recommended load limits of Black Powder
FFg, or industry approved black powder substitute by volume or its equivalent for
Knight Rifles. See your specific rifle’s page for maximum powder charges.
• Make sure your muzzleloader is unloaded before attempting to load.
• Never install a percussion cap or primer on the nipple before loading.
• Be sure that the barrel and nipple flash channel are clear of any obstruction.
• Never use lubricants when shooting any of Knight’s sabot/bullets™.
• Be sure the bullet is firmly seated on the powder charge.

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