How do you guys clean your muzzleloader? Old-timers use hot water in a tub and newer to the sport use modern chemicals. I have tried both and water definitely works while cleaning up 777 powder residue. As for lubrication, I have always (up until this year) used Bore Butter in my bore.

However, I was a little upset last week when I got finished cleaning my smokepole (Knight MK-85) (shooting it the 1st time in 9 months). I noticed that I had some small specks in the the bottom of my rifling closest to the breech. There were maybe 15 specs in there that looked like rust. I'm now starting to debate my cleaning methods in the past and what works for corrosion prevention...I used CLP in the bore this time around as I know it will stop rust but also know this doesn't jive with blackpowder rigs. Give me your thoughts...