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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-23-2010, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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My dad, brother and i all went out earlier today with the CVA's to do some touch up adjustments. Once we got all sighted in with the 300gr platinums we switched over to 245-295gr powerbelts and i went to the 300gr Thors.

All at 100 yards with open sights, 90gr BH209 and CCI 209M primers.

My Optima, First was on cold barrel and LOW. The next 4 i was happy as heck with.
300gr Thor


My Dad and his CVA Apex, Check this out though, First shot on a cold bore was 4" above center which i expected, But the next 4 drifted a bit higher and to the right. This rifle just blows me away with how it will touch shots at 100 with open sights. Then again, the shooter behind the rifle does help LOL
295gr Aerotip


My brother and his V2 was giving us trouble ( not the rifle). My brother would shoot a couple shots perfect and then just be all over the place. He found that he can really keep a tight group if he keeps both eyes open but if he closes one, accuracy just starts going crazy. His eyes do best with a german silver front blade but theres no way of attaching one without modding the barrel.

First shot dead on the money and perfect. Shots 2 and 3 were on a hot barrel and again, check out the jump with the hot barrel. On shots 4 and 5 we gave it a few minutes to cool down and they dropped right down to where they should be.
245gr Aerotip

Next time out we agree'd to give the rifles time to cool down between shots just to see how much it will improve.

We're basically all set and sighted in. My Optima needs a bit of adjustment to the left with the 300gr Thors but thats no problem, they shoot nice and tight so they should make good bear medicine this fall.


It had rained for a few hours and so it was VERY muggy, so damp and heavy that it was hard to catch your breath when we'd walk down to mark off the targets.
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nice going, and a day at the range with family!
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Happiness is having to clean your muzzleloader!
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clean? heck no we still have a bunch more shooting to do! The only thing we clean out on them as of now is just the flash channel in the breech plugs
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Say what? Me I'm kinda a freak on cleaning muzzle loaders, after every range session and every night after all day hunting. This is especially true for the flintlocks.
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clean? heck no we still have a bunch more shooting to do! The only thing we clean out on them as of now is just the flash channel in the breech plugs
Isn't black powder corrosive? AKA...rust out your gun if you don't clean it?
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He's not using true black powder but......
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Isn't black powder corrosive? AKA...rust out your gun if you don't clean it?
Blackhorn209 is non corrosive. What they do recommend though is that you run a dry patch down the bore before putting it away so you clean out any moisture from the barrel.

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