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CVA Wolf & 240gr XTPs

Old 09-03-2013, 04:49 PM
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Still trying to find the sweet load. Been shooting 90gr ffg Goex and not getting good accuracy, so this evening I tried 80gr, 100gr, and 110gr loads.
Still not great, but the best was 2" using 100gr of Goex (at 100 yards). I could deer hunt with that load, but I'd like to find something better.
(80gr was almost 5", 90gr was 2½", and 110gr opened back up to 2½")

The bullets/sabots came in a pre-packaged plastic case from the rack of the local WalMart, and the combo loads fairly easy in the Wolf. I was swabbing with a "spit patch" and a dry patch between each shot and loading didn't become noticeably more difficult until I had shot over 10 rounds.

I think I'll look for a tighter fitting combo!

Probably order some 250gr Barnes Expanders to try. They've been a pretty tight fit in all the inlines I've shot in the past.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:34 PM
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I never had a CVA that didn't shoot the "Pre Packaged" 240 gr XTP's with great accuracy. True I have never owned a Wolf nor have I tried Goex for Powder in a CVA. Have you ever tried Pyro? Like I commented in your other post all the CVA's I ever owned shot the 240gr XTP's great, mostly with 110gr's of Pyro RS and the others with 2 50gr Regular Pyro Pellets.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Breechplug View Post
I never had a CVA that didn't shoot the "Pre Packaged" 240 gr XTP's with great accuracy. True I have never owned a Wolf nor have I tried Goex for Powder in a CVA. Have you ever tried Pyro? Like I commented in your other post all the CVA's I ever owned shot the 240gr XTP's great, mostly with 110gr's of Pyro RS and the others with 2 50gr Regular Pyro Pellets.
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Tried Pyro RS and the accuracy was about the same as Goex. I prefer Goex when it comes to cleaning up after shooting.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:59 AM
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I'm not the best shot nor do I use the best rest, but here's the last target I shot with my Wolf at 100 yards. The bullet/sabot combo you're using is convenient but I like this combo. A 240 grain .44 cal. XTP in a green Harvester sabot. I was using Pyrodex Select. I don't think the powder you use makes that much difference. Of course, how much you use does.

I find that with the store bought combo you are using, the bullet is just a little bit too short for the sabot and the tip of my ram rod gets stuck at the end of the bullet and the tips of the sabot petals.
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:44 AM
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Not sure about the CVA's but my Omega will shoot most sabots with decent groups using 2-777 pellets. The only thing it doesn't shoot consistantly is powerbelts. Never had much luck with them out any of my ml rifles.
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