View Full Version : corrosive properties of non-fired black powder?

February 14, 2002, 04:33 PM
Is keeping a charge in you black powder rifle a good way to rust your barrel? Assume the gun was thoroughly cleaned before the charge was loaded.

Mike Irwin
February 14, 2002, 05:04 PM
The charcoal and the potassium nitrate are somewhat hygroscopic, but not nearly as much as the byproducts formed when the blackpowder burns.

February 14, 2002, 05:13 PM
If shooting BP, your shooting irons should be seasoned with TC's Borebutter.


ed mason
February 14, 2002, 08:37 PM

I am glad to here that you like bore butter.I like it and I know it works so I will continue to use it.
It was surprising that you would use it after so many post about traditional muzzleloaders and traditional season's.Most of the guys that I hang out with that are traditionalist talk down bore butter like it was the worst thing in the world.