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For this installment I'd like to discuss the Savage 10ML-II (aka 10ML2) muzzle loader (and a little about the short lived Savage 10ML). We have had items that the Savage 10 ML2 uses for quite a while (vent liners), and have converted a bunch of the original 10ML breech plugs to take ML2 sytle vent liners. We have had a bunch of folks recently calling who needed breech plug wrenches for the original style breech plugs. So I had made some. (I believe our wrench may work on the old, short lived 10ML as well, but I never took measurements of its slot to confirm it when I was converting 10ML breech plugs to take ML2 vent liners... so I can't be sure).
So if you need to remove a original style (slotted) breech plug we can help. Please note that later in the 10ML2's life, savage switched to a 3/8 hex drive breech plug and that just uses a standard 3/8 hex socket. Our wrench is for the original style breech plug with four slots. It is made in the USA!
COMING SOON: a 5/16 hex to 3/8 square adapter that lets you install and remove the breech plug without removing the bolt!
One of the things that set the Savage 10 Muzzle loader apart was its use of a vent liner. Every shot of a muzzle loader forces hot gasses to flow through those little holes in the breech and enlarge them. With expansion chamber style breech plugs, an opened flash hole will reduce accuracy as back pressure that flows through it will vary from shot to shot. To make the system serviceable the Savage 10 ML had a replaceable vent liner (aka flash hole) that looked a lot like a set screw. For the 10 ML-II they used a vent liner that had the same thread but used a standard screw head.
Both the 4 slot and hex drive 10ML2 breech plugs use the same vent liner. And the vent liner we sell is a direct replacement in all 10ML-2 breech plugs. I'm convinced what we sell is an improvement over the original. Ours is made out of 17-4 stainless and is heat treated! We also sell gage pins so that you know when its time to replace your vent liner.
The vent liner design as seen in the 10ML2 was so successful it was adapted to many other muzzle loaders and is the most common form. Even our Ruger and Remington conversions utilize this basic form. But again, the 17-4 stainless steel Lehigh (Savage type) vent liners we sell are a big improvement over the original black oxide flat head vent liners that came with the rifle originally. The only concern one may have is the Lehigh is driven with 7/64 hex, where the original used a 1/8 hex. If you need a 7/64 hex wrench we sell them.
We also sell the same sabots that came with the rifle, and were recommended by Savage: Black MMP sabots. Savage sent 5 black sabots with 5- 250gr Hornady .452 XTP bullets. Its a recipe that has worked well for me in all my 50 caliber muzzle loaders, so you can use them in any .50 caliber muzzle loader... not just the Savage. Save $ by buying your sabots in bulk from us, and getting jacketed hand gun bullets from your local reloading supply store.
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