Nice going John. It seemslike forever for the smoke to clear.
Doug, My brother and I have both tried the soft felt wads with zero success. The wads I use are very hard. The Circle fly wads are slightly softer. I found my gun liked a heavy powder charge. The weight of the shot will keep the wads in contact with the barrel walls thru the choke. My overpowder wad is like the stuff they make puzzles out of real heavy cardboard. Blowby usually gets you donuts.
Flati, I have been messing with ML for over 40 years. I learned early on a fouled dirty bore was a misfire waiting to happen. I don't know much about the new powders except Pyrodex, and just a little about it. I thourghly clean any muzzleloader I am going to hunt with. I end up dousing the bore with brake cleaner to assure there is no oil or residue left inside. I don't believe them when they claim non-crossive powders. They told us that about Pyro and it has ruined more barrels than Black powder. You can keep a load in a clean barrel and it will not give you a problem. You never know with a fouled barrel. Play it safe and put a tag on you gun if you decide to keep it charged.
Steve, I love "smoked" turkey