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Old 03-01-2011, 03:10 PM
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Well i have a man size stock coming for the youth model Wolverine we have.i want to make this a dedicated conical shooter. i bought some Pyrodex this afternoon to shoot with the conicals. was wondering what the average bore diameter is on these rifles with the GMB barrels? i want to order some .460 bullshop conicals, i was also thinking of trying some .420 gr bullshops. i have a really nice NEGC peep sight i took off the Triumph when i scoped it. that will be going on the Wolverine also.. any input would be greatly appreciated... i will be starting with 70 gr pyrodex and working up for the sweet spot powder charge... Ray
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:26 PM
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I had a Wolverine 209 that I shot 460gr conicals out of. Bullshop .503's were too big however NE .503's fit perfectly and shot great. If I were to order Bullshops I would get some .501's and 502's for a Wolverine.
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:33 PM
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Better invest in a recoil pad. If it is anything like my wolverine it will have quite the recoil, especially with a 460gr
 
Old 03-01-2011, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by chetmarks View Post
Better invest in a recoil pad. If it is anything like my wolverine it will have quite the recoil, especially with a 460gr
I have shot some 460 NE's out of it already, recoil wasn't all that bad.. what are your thoughts on a 420 bullshop? and how accurate and what load did you use? Ray
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by builder459 View Post
I have shot some 460 NE's out of it already, recoil wasn't all that bad.. what are your thoughts on a 420 bullshop? and how accurate and what load did you use? Ray
I have not looked, but if the 420's are the UC Short - they are accurate but were designed to be a scaled back 460 grain to shoot from a 1/48 twist..

OK now I have to go look...

The 445 is the UC short...

I have shot a lot of the 460's from a lot of diffenrent barels - awesome performing bullet.

I also ordered a bunch of the 400 grain LGP's - they shot very well also and I thought they would make a great whitetail medicine, but I goota admit I like the 460's the best. Cayugad is partial to the 500 grain Bull Shop - but I don't think I will ever get to hunt anything that might be as big as that conical...

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Old 03-01-2011, 06:12 PM
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i used 90gr 777 . The recoil felt pretty strong so I switched to saboted bullets and I haven't even shot it in quite a few years. It just sits around . I should give it to one of my kids. It is a very accurate gun
 
Old 03-01-2011, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by sabotloader View Post
I have not looked, but if the 420's are the UC Short - they are accurate but were designed to be a scaled back 460 grain to shoot from a 1/48 twist..

OK now I have to go look...

The 445 is the UC short...

I have shot a lot of the 460's from a lot of diffenrent barels - awesome performing bullet.

I also ordered a bunch of the 400 grain LGP's - they shot very well also and I thought they would make a great whitetail medicine, but I goota admit I like the 460's the best. Cayugad is partial to the 500 grain Bull Shop - but I don't think I will ever get to hunt anything that might be as big as that conical...

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Mike on the bull shop site i didn't see a 445 UC short, but they do offer a 400 and a 420 UC short. i know the 460 shoots well. i just thought the 420 might also.bought some fresh pyrodex today also!!! hell i may even invest in some wads lol.. just to see if it improves accuracy lol.. Ray
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Originally Posted by builder459 View Post
Mike on the bull shop site i didn't see a 445 UC short, but they do offer a 400 and a 420 UC short. i know the 460 shoots well. i just thought the 420 might also.bought some fresh pyrodex today also!!! hell i may even invest in some wads lol.. just to see if it improves accuracy lol.. Ray
You are correct I am looking at an old image of the Bull Shop line...



Don't get wads get shot cards...

http://www.trackofthewolf.com/Catego...37&styleID=121


WAD-510-A.510" diameter, ideal for .50 caliber rifles, .125" over powder card, 1000$7.50

Look for WAD-510-A over powder card on page 2
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by sabotloader View Post
You are correct I am looking at an old image of the Bull Shop line...



Don't get wads get shot cards...

http://www.trackofthewolf.com/Catego...37&styleID=121


WAD-510-A.510" diameter, ideal for .50 caliber rifles, .125" over powder card, 1000$7.50

Look for WAD-510-A over powder card on page 2
wrote it down, will give them a try! Ray
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:31 PM
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Those are nearly identical to the CircleFly Nitro Wads for shotguns IIRC but much cheaper. I like them better than felt too. Veggy wads are cheap also but a lot thinner. Lubed felt are way over priced. Dry aren't too bad.
I think these are the .130s

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