Summary of Charging Priming Your Thunder Hawk

1. Check to ensure that the firearm is uncharged.

2. Wipe the bore free of all oil.

3. Pointing the muzzle in a safe direction, snap several caps on the nipple, clearing away any oil residue which may be in the nipple channel.

4. Ensure that the striker handle is locked into the "Safety" position and is aligned with the green dot on the stock.

5. Set firearm on its butt, holding muzzle away from your face and body.

6. Pour pre-measured powder charge down the bore and settle powder by rapping the side of the barrel with your hand.

7. Load a round ball by placing a patch over the muzzle, centering it, and placing the round lead ball on top of the patch. Load a conical bullet or sabot by placing the projectile in muzzle straight.

8. Drive the projectile into muzzle with an appropriate short starter.

9. Push the projectile the remainder of the way down the bore using short strokes with the ramrod.

10. Firmly seat the projectile on the powder charge.

11. Remove the ramrod from the bore and return it to its proper location in the thimbles under the barrel of the rifle..

12. Carefully place a No.11 percussion cap on the nipple prior to bringing the striker handle up into the "Fire" position and shooting the rifle.

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