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Old 03-04-2011, 10:05 PM
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Default Blackhorn209 in my Sidelock

Got my small upgrade in today for my sidelock. Its hard as heck getting #11s here and plus my powder doesnt work with them so i ordered a 209 adapter and got it in today. I havent shot this rifle much since i traded for it, but its a cva mountain stalker .54cal 1:48 twist.



Loaded up with 70gr blackhorn209 and a 295gr powerbelt hollow point, shes ready to rock n roll tomorrow morning!

Ive only fired it twice today but ignition was instant and recoil very sharp. Rifle weighs 5lbs 10oz and so that powerbelt really picks up a bit more recoil over the round ball.

I am going to start off with powerbelts first as they are easier to use in the snow. I will switch back to .530 round balls as they are mainly what i will use in this rifle with the blackhorn powder.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:02 AM
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Looks like a nice rifle, I love the look of sidelocks. Personally i do not own one but my father in law hunts with nothing but. Why did you modernize something that is meant to be used in a more traditional way?
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:22 AM
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i only shoot blackhorn209 and it requires a 209 ignition. If they'd had it in the old days, they'd have used it!

they went from match lock to wheel lock, to flintlock, to percussion. And had 209 primers been available back then, they'd have used it.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:35 AM
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The point is........they weren't.
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:58 PM
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I got a total of 7 shots though the Mag spark, on my 3rd shot today i got a hang fire, took the rifle inside so i could remove the adapter and see if maybe the flash hole was plugged up. Got the tool, went to unscrew the cap head and went, what the hell?!!!
Heres some pics. This is nothing but poor quality stainless steel for this to happen. The metal is way to damn thin in the area where it blew out.





Someones ears are going to be ringings this weekend and then monday morning when i call to find out what the hell they used as far as stainless steel quality.
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:33 PM
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The traditional gods are getting even with you.

Use BP.
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