So, I don't know anything about muzzle loaders and I'd like to perhaps hunt with one next year. Surfing the net looking for information I find a 'how to load a muzzleloader' on YouTube (there are lots but this one has a safety thing). Stop the video at about 2:08 on the timer and you'll see exactly what I mean. The person in the video says, "it's not considered loaded with powder and a projectile". Aren't they ALWAYS loaded.