Loading and Firing (Centerfire and Rimfire)

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Loading and Firing (Centerfire and Rimfire)

Post by knightrifles » September 27th, 2018, 3:29 pm


1. With your action uncocked and the decocking safety device set to safe, bring the muzzleloader to your shoulder and put the desired target in your sights.
2. When you are ready to shoot, cock the hammer.
3. Sight in on the target, move the decocking safety device to fire.
4. The rifle can now be fired with the squeeze of the trigger. Be confident of your target and squeeze to fire.

Decocking a Loaded Rifle

1. To decock the rifle without discharging it, place the decocking safety device in the safe position, aim the rifle in a safe direction, and, while holding the hammer, squeeze the trigger and ease the hammer forward until it is resting in its uncocked position.


1. Return the decocking safety device to the safe position and ensure the hammer is uncocked.
2. Reload beginning with step 2 of “Preparing to Load."

Recommended Loads

The Knight KP1 designed to perform best between 90 and 150 grains of Black Powder FFg, or industry approved black powder substitute. See maximum recommended load for specific models.

Never use smokeless powder. It can cause your rifle to explode.

Determine which game you intend to hunt and what bullet weight you intend to use.

Knight Rifles does not recommend the use of non-saboted lead projectiles. These bullets can easily be moved from the powder charge. This will result in an obstructed barrel and, upon firing, could cause an 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 FFg, or industry approved black powder substitute. If you don’t achieve the desired results, go up or down in 10-grain increments and try sighting again.

Centerfire and Rimfire

Due to the wide variety of ammunition available for centerfire and rimfire rifles, Knight Rifles is unable to recommend any specific types or brands of ammunition for use with the centerfiring or rimfiring Knight KP1 beyond using the proper caliber cartridge for your firearm. Consult a gunsmith or firearms expert in your area for guidance regarding what loads to use for your particular application of the Knight KP1. Use these recommendations to find a load that works best for you and what you are shooting.

Only use factory-loaded cartridges with this rifle. Never use reloaded cartridges. Using reloaded cartridges could cause your rifle to explode.

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