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 What are the recommended loads for black powder and Pyrodex for a muzzle loader? How often should I clean the breech plug on my muzzle loader? How do I clean and care for rimfire/semi-automatic rifle?