the first time I loaded my muzzleloader i made a mark on my ram rod to know how far down it normally goes. once i shoot a few times its VERY hard to get the bullet down that far. it got to the point where i was hammering it down to reach that point. whats wrong and do I need to get it that far down every time?
crud is what is left when propellant is burned. Some are cleaner than others. The residue is what is causing the hard bullet seating. Black Horn powder seems to leave less residue behind and has excellent consistent burning.
As already mentioned, do NOT pound a bullet down to get it far enough. if you are using pellets and if you break them up, it can cause a very dangerous situation due to a space, then, between the powder and bullet, more commonly known as BAD!