Good advice about the anti-seize - spark plugs eh? I have lithium grease but it's clear and I haven't heard of it having anti-seize properties.
That's a good group - not swabbing intrigues me. Perhaps that's an unintentional advantage of patched projectiles? The gunstore guru gave me the impression that I was ALWAYS supposed to swab in between shots. I don't remember what Thompson Center's manual stated about that matter but I could imagine they want to protect their accuracy/good name.