I have a CVA pro optima it is an inline and I personaly think it's a piece of junk I have had sight problems with it from the get go.I know what your thinking don't go there :smiley-cool-shades-down: But I did manage to take a nice fork with it a couple years back,he sure did taste good. :smiley-shakehead-blue:
Just from what I've been reading it seems like knight makes a good shooter.
Cabela's Hawkins 54 sidelock percussion. Trying to find a good sabot load for it now.
Just ordered the material for this load:
Bullet: Hornady .452 XTP Mag.
Powder: (110) grns. Shockleys OR American Powder (BP substitutes)
Sabot: MMP 54/.451-.452 cal.
Was just told to be carful using the American Powder with a patent breech. "It's granulation is noticiably larger than other ffg's. The APP fffg has a larger granulation than other fffg's too, and even the APP fffg is not too much finer than regular ffg. The larger ffg APP granulation is more acceptable for use in an inline maybe, but definitely not recommended in a sidelock with less direct ignition."
Anybody heard of this before?
Anybody have a good sabot load out there for my old Hawkins 54 with medium twist?
I bought a .50cal Knight in-line last year and I have not taken it out of the box yet. :beer-toast:
I plan on drawing a NM bull tag (Muzzy season) this year :beer-toast: , so I better get some practice.
I might be haeading out this weekend to do some shooting with my ML and 30.06. Got the full setup, bench, lead sled shooting rest, spotting scope, target stand, etc. I'll be trying different loads in my old Hawkins. Let me know if you want to join me.
Dang I looked at the flashy thing and now I can't remember :beer-toast:
No actually I have a .45 cal CVA Kentucky Longrifle. My brother bought it as a kit for me for christmas in like '83 when I was big into woodworking. Well, after I ordered the parts I lost, over seven years, I finally got it put together in like '90. I've killed a few mulies and whitetails with it, and a couple of prarie dogs. :beer-toast:
With 95g of pyrodex, open sights, and patch and .440 ball I'm very very accurate out to 90 yards... 115 is pushing it.
Thanks denis I'll give them a try. What bullets do you use? I was using the power belts, and do you use loose powder or the pyrodex pellets.
Thanks for the heads up. I have been pretty discouraged with it up to this point.