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Offline GrampasGuns

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Knight ultra light
« on: January 30, 2018, 06:33:56 PM »
Well I pulled the trigger (lol) on a new Knight Ultralite. Pretty excited , I've never owned a muzzy but fell in love with them last year when I got to shoot my buddies traditions. Can anyone recommend a good starter kit for shooting and cleaning? I know these guns can be dirty and I love cleaning guns, but I want to get some quality products to protect my investment.


I won't ask which bullet to shoot, but could use some tips on Caps to powder. I plan to hunt mulies and elk with this sucker. I noticed some pellets say use only with 209....are pellets hard to ignite with Western legal primers? I'm definitely a black powder noob.

I know there's a ton of info here and I've looked around alot. What's one more thread hurt?!

Any info much appreciated!

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Re: Knight ultra light
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 07:06:03 PM »
@sabotloader has some great posts

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Re: Knight ultra light
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 07:14:40 PM »
X2 sabotloader. 

Good choice on your purchase!
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Re: Knight ultra light
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 07:32:55 PM »
209 primers (shotgun primers) will most likely be made legal before hunting season, so as soon as the proposed regulations become final in a couple months, you might want to check into converting to a 209 primer ignition.

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Re: Knight ultra light
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 07:36:06 PM »
Loose powder is a better choice. Don't worry about using 209 primers. Properly used caps should ignite fine in the vast majority of cases.

I have an Ultra Lite and like it a lot.
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Re: Knight ultra light
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 10:05:00 AM »
Call me crazy, but whatever is legal now is what I will be using.

As an archery hunter, for some reason I like making things harder on my self. Im quickly going the way of trad bow and black powder. I feel comfortable always having a MS tag, and after striking out hunting early archery, and muzzy with a bow....Ismacked a really nice WT buck opening day 5 minutes after first light.

Fair chase means everything to me, and primitive seasons I feel should always be primitive!

SO....im gonna play with loose powder and see what I can come up with!

Thanks all!

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Re: Knight ultra light
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2018, 09:31:39 AM »
How do I remove the bolt assembly? I have scoured the internet and read the manual. I can't seem to find out how to remove the bolt so I can get at the breech plug. I want to take it apart and give it a good cleaning.

Can anyone help?

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Re: Knight ultra light
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2018, 09:40:02 AM »
Pull this tab and slide the bolt out
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Re: Knight ultra light
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2018, 07:42:09 AM »
Were you able to get the bolt out?
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Re: Knight ultra light
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2018, 02:08:13 PM »
Were you able to get the bolt out?

I was, the little release knob was incredibly stiff and difficult to pull out. Im heading to the hardware store here soon to get a socket for the breech plug so I can do some cleaning. Shot it a few times times about 2 weeks ago, swabbed the barrel real good but I know the plug has to be dirty still.

Im officially obsessed with black powder!

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Re: Knight ultra light
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2018, 10:25:29 AM »
Quick cleaning ?:

I thoroughly cleaned my gun, and the final patch I sent through was dry. I left the breech plug out while I tracked down some grease, and for the heck of it i sent a patch down the barrel to find it came out with a very light orange hint on it.

The last time i patched it, it came out perfectly clean. Did I somehow set in motion some light rusting? The gun did not sit in the safe dirty at all.

Do I need to be worried about this? Or does anyone recommend using a product on the barrel before putting it back in the safe for extended period of time?

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Re: Knight ultra light
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2018, 01:07:22 PM »
Flash rust is no big deal, it has not had time to do any damage.  Clean it up and oil it and life is good

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Re: Knight ultra light
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2018, 01:12:47 PM »
Pull this tab and slide the bolt out

Nice, beats fiddling with a screw  :tup:

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Re: Knight ultra light
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2018, 07:40:02 PM »
Quick cleaning ?:

I thoroughly cleaned my gun, and the final patch I sent through was dry. I left the breech plug out while I tracked down some grease, and for the heck of it i sent a patch down the barrel to find it came out with a very light orange hint on it.

The last time i patched it, it came out perfectly clean. Did I somehow set in motion some light rusting? The gun did not sit in the safe dirty at all.

Do I need to be worried about this? Or does anyone recommend using a product on the barrel before putting it back in the safe for extended period of time?

I would suggest just make sure the last thing you put in the bore is a very good synthetic bore oil.

This is my simple cleaning routine..



Might try this sometime also...

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