Correct ball size is essential when shooting muzzle loading guns, find out how to correctly measure your bore on revolvers, rifles and muskets.
It is important when shooting any gun, but a black powder muzzle loading gun in particular, to clean the gun thoroughly. Black Powder fouling is hygroscopic and will attract moisture (and therefore rust), and will ruin a gun over time.
As the sister museum to the Tower of London and the only existing suit of armour built for an elephant, the Royal Armouries Museum is not to be missed if you are in the Leeds area visiting Henry Krank.
For serious competition target shooting, or just recreational shooting, few muzzle loading black powder guns offer the variety and performance of a muzzle loading single shot pistol.
Some things to consider when beginning to consider buying a muzzle loading musket or rifle.