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PostSubject: Hawken #6 build   Sat 7 Feb - 22:31

Alright, Since I screwed up that last post on this one, Here's the fugly CVA Hawken with a cheater sight option Deadhorse


Not sure of the twist just yet, but the bore looked great and I ended up getting it. Looks like Monday will be the day I get to unbox her!

Looks to be a solid rifle overall. They added sling studs and someone actually got smart and used the nose cap to house the forward sling stud so that it is in a comfortable position.

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PostSubject: Re: Hawken #6 build   Sun 8 Feb - 7:31

Well there looks to be good features in the rifle to work with.
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken #6 build   Mon 9 Feb - 9:48

What's the nose cap made from, Jon? If it is pewter, that stud may pull out over time unless it's a bolt-type with a nut rather than a wood/metal screw type.

That nose cap placement is unusual. Most Hawken copies have a barrel that's long and heavy. This usually makes the barrel top-heavy where it won't "ride" nice on the shoulder without wanting to rotate around and point downward. Putting the lug on a ferrrule allows the gun barrel to stay upright.

It all depends on the barrel's length and weight whether that placement is practical. Without the scope the balance point will shift forward.

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PostSubject: Re: Hawken #6 build   Mon 9 Feb - 12:05

Nose cap is brass.

I just picked it up and wow its a hell of a lot nicer than the pictures above! The scope mount is solid too. Bore looks great as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken #6 build   Mon 9 Feb - 12:15

Run over the scope mount with your Jeep.

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PostSubject: Re: Hawken #6 build   Mon 9 Feb - 12:59

Muley wrote:
Run over the scope mount with your Jeep.

Many new CVAs on store shelves / racks look just like that. It turned me right off and away from shouldering a Wolf inside the store. I was looking for a break-action ML that will never see a scope atop it. So CVA's idea right there sent me looking at T/C rifles and eventually over to a Knight instead.

I still want a short, lightweight Wolf for my grandson by years-end. But the first step in owning a new Wolf should be cleaning it, not taking a hack-saw to it. I did not look closely at the Wolf on the store rack. Does that factory mount just screw off? That's not a permanent fixture, is it?
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken #6 build   Mon 9 Feb - 13:45

Yes, it's a Durasight, and comes right off. You also have the option to buy a Wolf with open sights.

The stock on the Wolf is really better for open sights. With a scope you have more of a chin weld instead of a cheek weld.

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PostSubject: Re: Hawken #6 build   Mon 9 Feb - 14:44

Triplese7en, I see several CVA Wolfs on the Michigan Armslist.  If one of them is close you might be able to snag a good deal.

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PostSubject: Re: Hawken #6 build   Mon 9 Feb - 15:38

Sweeeet!! This scope mount just uses the tang screw and the dovetail screw set up, no extra drilling was needed! I should this this damn thing on my .58 and see what she can REALLY do!
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken #6 build   Mon 9 Feb - 19:23

Thanks Joe and Pete.

That'll be a late year acquisition, should everything go well at the range this summer. He will be using my Omega there. My Knight is heavier and my Shenandoah sidehammer is way-too-long. He's about 5'4" and 110 lbs. I'm starting him on a 180 gr sabot/bullet with 55 grains FFF Goex.

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I hijacked the Founder's nice thread here. I will bail out now and let this #6 Build get back on-topic.
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken #6 build   Tue 10 Feb - 11:35

I MUST check the twist on this one! I shot this today with the horribly crude factory sights at 50 yards and using the fence line as my rest. Bore loads smooth and fairly easy even with the .020" patch.

80gr Goex 2fg
.490" round ball
.020" patches Lubed with Birchwood Casey Muzzle magic cleaner.

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PostSubject: Re: Hawken #6 build   Wed 11 Feb - 17:12

Allright, I decided today that I will keep this barrel. It is a 1:48 twist and I'll rebuild it as a plinker to drop into my .58cal Hawken Stock when I just want to have a little fun.

This rifle will now come with a brand new 1:66 .50cal barrel that I already have browned and am just waiting for the rear sight to come in. Ordered a new Hickory ramrod for it as well.

Just gotta take a little break and then its restoration begins.
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken #6 build   Wed 11 Feb - 18:19

Try some of your cast maxi's in the 1-48 twist. Just in case you want more punch than the .58 PRB.

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PostSubject: Re: Hawken #6 build   Wed 11 Feb - 18:23

I know they shoot real good out of my brothers 1:48 twist Hawken. Im just looking for a little fun plinker is all though to be honest.
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken #6 build   Tue 17 Feb - 20:02

If anyone is interested in this build, let me know! Its getting the whole works inside and out. I already installed a brand new, browned, new front/rear sights, .50cal 1:66 twist barrel. I'll start stripping the stock hopefully early next week as my other build is coming to an end in by tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken #6 build   Wed 18 Feb - 7:59

That's a very nice rifle.  Great 5 shot group too.
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken #6 build   Sat 21 Feb - 13:44

Shes been stripped naked! I used citristrip and the back edge of my new knife to peel the old finish off. Followed up with a green scotch brite pad and then washed the stock free of gunk. Just letting it dry and then I can go at it with the scotch brite pad until its ready for 220 grit sand paper finish.
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken #6 build   Sat 21 Feb - 15:17

Brown or reddish brown stain? its going to have aged brass and browned barrel.
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken #6 build   Sat 21 Feb - 16:03

scratch wow... That's a tough one FG... knowing it's gonna look good either way Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Hawken #6 build   Sat 21 Feb - 16:38

Well, I ended up with 3 coats laurel mountain forge nut brown and 2 coats of dixie stain. Looks great! It will really pop with I start adding the clear.
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken #6 build   Sun 22 Feb - 7:40

Show more pictures!
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken #6 build   Sun 22 Feb - 20:01

I am biased toward the reddish brown.
Right at the moment, I am gazing at 2 of my rifles, one is reddish brown and the other (Lyman GPR) is brown. The brown one looks so plain compared to the reddish brown.
Of course the pink one with the chartreuse polka dots is particularly fine. affraid Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken #6 build   Sun 22 Feb - 20:03

Deer can't see pink and chartreuse.

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PostSubject: Re: Hawken #6 build   Sun 22 Feb - 20:22



No where near being a good picture, but just something to show. The wood has a ton of crazy figure going on throughout the stock that I will show later after its finished.
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken #6 build   Mon 23 Feb - 7:14

If there are crazy wood figures FG, that feature will draw the eye to the uniqueness of your rifle build. I'm sure you'll bring that feature out nicely.
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