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"The Internet's First Message Board For the Savage Muzzleloader" Since December, 4 2000 This forum is dedicated exclusively for the discussion of the Savage Muzzleloader. This message board is not affiliated with Savage Arms. Please note that any loads used that are not in the Savage owner's manual are used at the owner's own risk, this forum's owner will not be held liable for any damage to equipment from using said loads. DO NOT USE SMOKELESS POWDER IN ANY MUZZLELOADER OTHER THAN THE SAVAGE
A Savage breechplug IMO can last almost indefinitely as long as one does not get erosion on the plug. I have seen that on two used Savages I purchased. If there is a poor seal and gas cuts the front of the breech plug. Also had the primer opening eggshaped on one. Had to replace those two but unsure how many shots, type of shots, powder used, cleaning etc. On my breechplugs I have never had any wear other than the vent liners. Changed mostly to the tungsten/carbide inserts to do away with that problem. I did once go 80 or 100 shots on a vent liner early on without realizing the accuracy problems I was having. It would fire but the groups opened up so I never went that long later and now use mostly the bushing types except for a couple with the ventliners that shot so well I did not want to switch them over. Also shoot some so infrequently that I might only change the vent liner every five years or so.