How often should I clean my Savage Model muzzle loader? Savage Moderator April 11, 2013 18:58 Updated Follow When using smokeless powder – Every 50-60 shots or every other range session. When using Pyrodex® or black powder – Not more than 20 shots and same day after each use Related articles How do I clean and care for my centerfire/bolt-action firearm? How do I clean and care for rimfire/bolt-action rifle? How do I clean the muzzlebrake? How often should I change the vent liner? How often should I clean the breech plug on my muzzle loader?