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 Do you use button rifling or cut rifling for your barrels? Does Savage have a custom shop? What are the recommended loads for black powder and Pyrodex for a muzzle loader?