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Forum: Black Powder
02-10-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,009
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Need some help with CVA

If they are copper and came in the kit along with the rifle, chances are they are 295g. As dave said, look on the upper corner of the packaging. My CVA shoots powerbelts well and I prefer the 295g...
Forum: Black Powder
02-07-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,755
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Pink Teflon Tape for Breechplugs

Tear off about a foot of white and wrap it the opposite direction of the threads. Overlap both ends slightly and your good to go.
Forum: Black Powder
12-22-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,227
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Bore cleaner

cayugad is the one that turned me on to birchwood casey. I have a CVA Optima and you can tear down the trigger assembly. I spray inside the trigger and firing pin area and the powder just drips out....
Forum: Black Powder
12-21-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,227
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Bore cleaner

birchwood casey scrubber and then their lubricant for me. I also like butche's bore shine for shorter term.
Forum: Black Powder
12-20-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,456
Posted By oldrookie

RE: 777 Problem

I wouldn't call year old powder too finicky. Depending how many times that can had been open or closed throughout the year, temperature changes etc. I am kind of anile and make sure I have fresh...
Forum: Black Powder
12-20-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,019
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Just a Reminder

tomorrow is last day for muzzleloading in Indiana then its back to the bow until Jan 4.

Good reminder Dave! I had to help a young man drill out his breech plug with a lath no less. I didn't ask...
Forum: Black Powder
12-20-2008, 04:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,226
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Kelly is HOME

Good news! Enjoy a special Christmas and may God continue to bless you and yours!
Forum: Black Powder
12-20-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,227
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Bore cleaner

Hot water bath then Butch's Bore Shine. Once its patched clean, Birchwood Casey lube and put it to bed.
Forum: Black Powder
12-08-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,453
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Those who use a Nikon ProStaff scope on their ML???

I have the same Prostaff on my Optima. 300 loads later....still like it.
Forum: Black Powder
12-06-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Triple 777 loose powder question

I think most consider the 777 loose creates about 10% more boost. Therefore, 100g of pellets = 90g of loose. Thats the problem with pellets, getting an exact load. I would say to try 3-30g to = 80g...
Forum: Black Powder
12-05-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,821
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Do Shockwaves expand?

boys...why be in doubt? 300g xtp or gold dot....they are down!
Forum: Black Powder
12-05-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Your swabbing/cleaning/preparation procedures?

spit and thats it! spit patch and then a dry one. all the way through 30 loads.....mine likes it kind of dirty!
Forum: Black Powder
12-05-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By oldrookie

Forum: Black Powder
12-01-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,378
Posted By oldrookie

RE: CVA and scope issues

I have a CVA Optima and the 295 powerbelt vs 300g hornady xtp groups are almost identical. I use 90g of 777 2F loose, black crushed rib sabot and 777 primers. I wouldn't touch the scope.
Forum: Black Powder
11-20-2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By oldrookie

RE: CVA Optima

Actually my Optima likes a dirty barrel. I just spit patch between shots. It should be fine.
Forum: Black Powder
11-03-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,218
Posted By oldrookie

RE: what ramrod model comes with the triumph?

sorry....it cainsoutdoors.com. Give them a call; they will know the length.
Forum: Black Powder
11-03-2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By oldrookie

RE: 2nd Range Session w/ Optima Elite

You might want to try crushed rib sabots from harvester. My optima likes those better than the mmp.
Forum: Black Powder
11-03-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Two fouling shots ???

I always had a flier on my first shot until Dave talked me into fouling it before hand. My Optima definately prefers a dirty barrel.
Forum: Black Powder
11-03-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,218
Posted By oldrookie

RE: what ramrod model comes with the triumph?

Don't know. However, I would suggest going to McCains outdoors site and order their super rod. I bent my original rod and sabotloader turned me on to these rods and they are great. They are...
Forum: Black Powder
11-02-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,749
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Nikon Prostaff BDC?

I have the Prostaff BDC on my Optima and have been very pleased. I use a 300g slug and 90g of powder. Past 100 yards the slug drops a little faster. Zeroed at 100 yards the first dot gets me to...
Forum: Black Powder
11-02-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Recommend me some Projectile Combos

Might want to give the 300g xtp with 90g of 777 loose. I use the harvester crushed rib sabots and 777 primer.
Forum: Black Powder
11-02-2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Just got it

Congrats on the new gun. My regular Optima likes 90g of 777 loose and 300g xtp with crush ribbed sabot. I use the 777 primers. Good luck and have fun with it.
Forum: Black Powder
10-27-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,858
Posted By oldrookie

RE: CVA Optima Load??

My optima likes 90g of loose 777 and 300g xtp. 90g of loose will also work well with the 295g PB
Forum: Black Powder
09-30-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,509
Posted By oldrookie

RE: CVA Optima bullet question

My Optima likes 90g of 777 loose pushing 300g xtp mag.
Forum: Black Powder
09-09-2008, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By oldrookie

RE: which gun to buy?

I can vote for the optima, I really like mine. Good luck with whatever choice you make.
Forum: Black Powder
09-09-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Question

could be a cva optima elite as well. Multiple barrels available made by Bergara.
09-08-2008, 11:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,683
Posted By oldrookie

RE: boots

alpha burleys 1000g most of the time. when it requires longer walks....danner pronghorns.
09-08-2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,167
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Finger problem solved!

congrats! nothing like an early doe.
09-08-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,215
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Mr Whitetail ( Larry Wiseshoun ) SP ?

this thread is unbelievable. All the episodes this man has done, he finally actually shows footage of a screw up (which most wont) and he get climbed on....wow.
Forum: Optics
08-24-2008, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By oldrookie

RE: H & R shotgun scope

might look at bushnell banner 3x9x40
Forum: Black Powder
08-19-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Newbie - Any suggestions?

I have an Optima and the load you were going to try is a perfect start. First, powerbelts work well with CVAs (obviously) and the 100g pellets won't push them very hard. I prefer the 295g powerbelt...
08-11-2008, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,346
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Which Climbing Stand??

X2 for the Vipor. I learned to climb with it 3 years ago. Easy to carry in and setup. I have heard alot of good things with th Lone Wolf but have no experience with them. Good luck with whatever you...
Forum: Black Powder
08-11-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,243
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Hornady

My goto load is hornady xtp 300g mag with 90g of loose 777. I am zeroed at 00 yards and it will group well.
Forum: Black Powder
08-11-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,722
Posted By oldrookie

RE: The best 209 primers with 777

Never had a problem with kleenbores.
Forum: Black Powder
05-30-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By oldrookie

RE: need help

switch to cva optima elite and get er done!
Forum: Black Powder
05-30-2008, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 807
Posted By oldrookie

RE: when the rest matters

Hey all! I haven't been on for a while. I am not sure if my rest is MTM but its the same red plastic base that Frontier showed a picture of months back. Anyway, I got away from it. I found the...
Forum: Black Powder
04-22-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,710
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Breech Plug Grease

teflon tape for me.
Forum: Black Powder
04-10-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By oldrookie

RE: figured it out!

Mine still says huntingnet.com/forums....wonder why?
Forum: Black Powder
04-07-2008, 10:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,696
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Congratulations Cayugad

I'll second the above quote! Learned a lot from others as well.
03-17-2008, 07:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,554
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Truck suggestions?

ok...ok go ahead and laugh but I just love my Honda Ridgeline!:D
Forum: Black Powder
03-15-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,030
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Bore Butter......

I think your going to get mixed reviews on the bore butter. I don't use it myself but to each their own. I have a cva optima and it likes 90g of 777 FFG, 777 primers and 300g hornady xtp in a mmp...
Forum: Black Powder
03-11-2008, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By oldrookie

RE: where do I sit?

Peep out the back of that tent and let them have it! :DNice setup.
Forum: Black Powder
03-05-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,354
Posted By oldrookie

RE: is this a stupid idea or a good one

I would be more prone to find a thinner sabot and load the gun as intended. With all the sabots out there, surely there is one to fit the Triumph. Call MMP or Harvester and ask them what triumph...
Forum: Black Powder
03-01-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By oldrookie

RE: trigger lock-help

Thanks for the tip Johnmorris. The first thing I suggested was look for it where he put it.....he just had that blank stare on his face. I have access to a pretty hefty drill press but hate to do it...
Forum: Black Powder
03-01-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By oldrookie

trigger lock-help

Guys, my son put a trigger lock on one of his guns and now can't find the key. I don't know whether to take it to a locksmith or gunsmith. Suggestions?
Forum: Black Powder
02-23-2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,335
Posted By oldrookie

RE: Homemade Bullet trap Success!

Good idea FG.....but on any given day, I couldn't hitthe coffee can!
Forum: Black Powder
02-22-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,885
Posted By oldrookie

RE: muzzleloader for hunting in indiana

Heck, here in Indiana you couldn't find a straight line 300 yard shot unless you were standing on the interstate!....well maybe spaniel could.:D
Forum: Black Powder
02-22-2008, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By oldrookie

RE: .457-458 bullet in a ML ???

300g .458 xtps work in my optima with the thinner mmp sabot. Not a super chore getting them down but tight. they group pretty well.
Forum: Black Powder
02-22-2008, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By oldrookie

RE: valued opinions

Thanks for info guys! I think I will go with 3" chamber no need to go 3.5" and pick myself up in the next county.:D
Forum: Black Powder
02-21-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,885
Posted By oldrookie

RE: muzzleloader for hunting in indiana

[quote]ORIGINAL: bigtim6656

i am in sullivan south of terre haute which is about 80 or 90 miles south west of indy [quote]

I get over that way....my youngest son goes to ISU in TH. Good...
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