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Old 07-17-2007, 04:11 PM
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Heres the mountain rifle in 2 coats of Tru oil. Im going to leave it outside until this evening and then bring it back in and hit it with some steel wool. I want atleast 6-8 thin coats of tru oil on it. I also finished the cheek piece this morning. Its amazing that wood grain was under there when i stripped the old ugly stain off. What a difference from when i first bought the rifle lol. Worth $175 shipped? I believe so!


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Old 07-17-2007, 07:05 PM
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WOW!! that is looking real nice. It will look excellent when it is finished. What did you use to remove the old finish? Or did you just sand it down?
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Old 07-17-2007, 07:10 PM
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Sand paper and then some areas that wouldnt come out, i bleached. Luckily the original owner left a lot of wood when he built it, so i had lots to work with. The cheek piece only took me 15 minutes to sand/file out into shape. Should hopefully be done by thursday.

Did some shooting with the deer creek to test out my new possibles bag. Yep, #2 shot i loaded, the patch folded over the little nub on the ramrod and when i was pulling it, it snapped. So now i need to get a ramrod for that. From now on, i'll use my synthetic ramrod while on the range. Shot great as usual. Now im getting ansy to shoot that .54
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:50 PM
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That looks great! What twist is that rifle and was the bore in good condition? Sounds/looks like you got a good deal. Congratulations.
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:54 PM
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I think its a slow twist, 1:60 or 1:66. Bore is in New condition for one reason. Its never been fired
I have some 348 grain powerbelts coming in, so im going to put the barrel twist to the test and see what i got in there. Hope to shoot PRB this friday.
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:13 PM
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If it's a newer gun it should be 1:48 and that could make you very happy!
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:16 PM
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2002 from what the #'s say on the barrel. Ohhhh now you got me all excited darn you!

As long as she will shoot a PRB good, i'll be happy.
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:55 PM
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Power Belts in a Flintlock
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:59 PM
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Ive done it in my traditions flintlock! lol. Sounds silly, but its gotta be tried!
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:42 AM
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So much for the 1:48 twist. CVA emailed back and told me that the big bore mountain rifles carry a 1:66 twist.
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