Originally Posted by Hawg
Trying to remove the breech plug from a traditional muzzleloader is not advisable. It is extremely difficult to do and will even void a TC warranty to do so.
That's a new one on me, though I've never owned a TC. Are they made differently? Unless it's seized, a breech plug is just screw in and screw out on every smoke pole I've used. I don't know how the manufacturer could even tell it had been removed.
But I've sure pulled a bunch of breech plugs without any trouble, unless it was seized. And if it is seized, you should definitely remove it before things go from bad to worse.
I was, in fact, taught to remove and clean it regularly because it will
seize if you don't.
But it looks like TC has solved the problem with this rifle: Encore Pro Hunter - Thompson/Center