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PostSubject: Optima Pro   November 27th 2014, 9:43 pm

I am looking into getting an optima pro. It is a used gun.  Nickle barrel and camo stocks.  It looks pretty good, it has scope mounts.  Is there anything I should be worried about?  I really want it bad. I have 2 knight discs but I want this cva   any opinions?  Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Optima Pro   November 27th 2014, 10:14 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Optima Pro   November 27th 2014, 10:27 pm

Not a bad gun, the older oldes were a LOT heavier than they are today and if you plan on shooting BH209 its probably not the best to go with. You may want to check the current sales going on now with the new optimas.

How cheap is the price on it?
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PostSubject: Re: Optima Pro   November 28th 2014, 9:25 am

I am shooting pyrodex, I have a lot of it.  Why would bh not be good for it?  I did get the rifle though!
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PostSubject: Re: Optima Pro   November 28th 2014, 11:46 am

Breech plug in that model can give you hang fire issues. Since you have pyrodex though, that will be just fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Optima Pro   November 28th 2014, 11:48 am

I have one it is a fine choice.  I originally got it in .45 cal and ordered a 50 cal barrel.  The only issue I ever had was the 50 cal barrel would give a slight delay with BH 209 when I looked at the breech plug the exit hole was tighter than the 45 .  Once I fixed that with another breech plug  it was fine and I've taken 4-5 deer with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Optima Pro   November 28th 2014, 11:55 am

I had an accura one time and traded it two different times.  Wish I would have kept it.  Got it from a member on this forum.  Dang I wish I would have kept that one.
How can I tell what year this rifle was made?
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PostSubject: Re: Optima Pro   November 28th 2014, 1:08 pm

I believe the last two numbers in the serial number give you that info
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PostSubject: Re: Optima Pro   November 28th 2014, 4:04 pm

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I believe the last two numbers in the serial number give you that info

What he said. Shooter
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PostSubject: Re: Optima Pro   November 28th 2014, 7:01 pm

So it was made in 2003.  Ok    the dude I got it from didnt clean it very much.  What do yall recommend for some serious cleaning?  I have scrubbed it with a wire brush.  What could I put on the brush to help it clean the bore?  Itmis dirty and I do mean dirty.  Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Optima Pro   November 28th 2014, 7:56 pm

JB Bore paste or better for real dirty guns, remington 40x bore cleaner.
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PostSubject: Re: Optima Pro   November 29th 2014, 2:59 pm

Well, I scrubbed itand scrubbed it.  Still looks like crap!  I put it back togrther, slapped a scope on it and shot it.  Well, first shot it didnt go off.  Put another cap in it. BOOM!!  1 inch low dead center at 50 yards.  I say no way.  Run a patch down the bore, reloaded 100 gr of Pyrodex RS,green power belt, cap  BOOM!!  Made the first hole a little bigger.! Run a patch down the bore, 100 gr of pyrodex, green power belt, cap   BOOM!  About 1 1/2 inch to the left.  I will take it!  I think the Knight DISC will stay in the safe this afternoons hunt.  Maybe get some sausage tonight.  I LOVE this rifle.  I think I need the shim kit for it.  Thanks for listening guys.
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PostSubject: Re: Optima Pro   November 29th 2014, 6:09 pm


well, I guess it is ok.  This little doe got smacked at 121 steps.  Powerbelt destroyed her other shoulder upon exit.
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PostSubject: Re: Optima Pro   November 29th 2014, 6:33 pm

Nice shooting, Looks like you will have some nice back strips.



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PostSubject: Re: Optima Pro   November 29th 2014, 7:53 pm

Thank you sir!  I think this cva might make me put my beloved Knight DISC in the safe for a  while.
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PostSubject: Re: Optima Pro   November 30th 2014, 5:28 am

Congratulations! Nice shooting Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Optima Pro   November 30th 2014, 6:05 am

Congrats !

Good eating for sure !
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PostSubject: Re: Optima Pro   November 30th 2014, 7:03 am

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CONGRATS Exclamation Exclamation Enjoy the good eating :tup2

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PostSubject: Re: Optima Pro   November 30th 2014, 10:50 am

wow you work quickly! LOL. Glad the rifle turned out to be ok and shoots solid for you. Congrats on the doe!
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PostSubject: Re: Optima Pro   November 30th 2014, 5:16 pm

:rtup  Glad to see everything worked out.

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