Welcome to Knight – Trigger Adjustments and Breech Plugs

Welcome to part five our our Welcome to Knight series. In this one we are going to discuss Trigger Adjustments and Breech Plugs.

Trigger Adjustment

WARNING: All trigger and sear adjustments must be made by the factory or a certified gunsmith only. Incorrect adjustments can increase the risk of accidental discharge. Do not reduce trigger pull to less than three pounds, as this increases the risk of an accidental discharge. Creation of a lower trigger pull is an unauthorized alteration and is a misuse of the product. Any and all alterations voids warranty.

Bighorn™, Littlehorn™, TK2000™, DISC Extreme™, Long Range Hunter™ and Mountaineer™ – All Knight® Rifles have crisp adjustable triggers that have been set at the factory for a clean release at approximately 3 1/2 pounds.

Sighting In

To shoot your rifle accurately, your rifle needs to be sighted in for your personal sight picture. Follow the loading procedures on pages 9-12 to sight your rifle accurately. Before loading and firing, be sure to read “General Loading and Firing” on page 9 and the section related to your particular model.

We recommend beginning “sight-in” at 50 yards, maintaining a point of impact 2” above the center of the bullseye. Then move to 100 yards for you final sight.

Your rifle’s sights can be adjusted by moving the rear sight. To make your rifle shoot higher, move the rear sight higher. To make your rifle shoot lower, move the rear sight lower. When you want to move the impact of the projectile to the right, move the rear blade to the right. Regardless of the sight you have or its method of adjustment, move the rear sight in the direction you wish the impact of the projectile to move. Do not over tighten your sight screws.

All Knight® Rifles are drilled and tapped for easy mounting of scope rings and bases. When sighting in a scope, follow the manufacturer’s directions. Scope mounts are recommended by rifle model.


Breech Plugs

All Knight® Rifles are equipped with a removable breech plug for easier cleaning. The breech plug should be removed at the end of each shooting session for a thorough cleaning of the bore and breech area. Knight® Rifles manufactures several styles of breech plugs, and you should familiarize yourself with the one in your rifle.


WARNING: Using the wrong breech plug may cause the breech plug to blow out the back of the muzzleloader.

When in storage or in use, the breech plug must always have high temperature synthetic grease, such as Knight’s® Breech Plug Grease™, applied to the threads. This will help prevent the breech plug from becoming stuck in the receiver. Apply plenty of grease to all of the breech plug threads. Continuing in our tradition of bringing innovation to the muzzleloading industry, we have redesigned some of our breech plugs to better accomodate todays modern black powders. The fixed vent breech plug provides 40% longer life and drastically less blowback. The vent liner is fixed and non-removable.


Next time we are going to discuss each one of our muzzleloaders in detail, starting with the Mountaineer.

Thanks for reading everyone!

Have Questions?

If you have questions, please email us at sales@knightrifles.com.

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