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Use the ramrod to push the projectile down the barrel and seat it against the Pyrodex pellets.

With successive shots, fouling in the bore may build up in sufficient quantity to make loading of subsequent shots more difficult, or even impossible. This is especially true when shooting sabots out of a dry bore. The more fouling present, the more difficult it will be to seat your sabots at the same depth. This will cause differences in pressure, which will affect your accuracy. For maximum accuracy, you should swab your bore (with a powder solvent like T/C's Number 13) after each shot, and while on the range, this will be possible. In the field, you can expect that you will be able to go 2 to 3 shots before swabbing may become necessary, especially if you are using magnum charges of 150 grains (3 50 grain Pyrodex pellets). The more powder you use, the more fouling you will build up. When you experience progressively more difficult loading due to build up of fouling, you must clean the bore or safe loading will become impossible. See the sections on "Cleaning" and on " Pulling a Charge".

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