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PostSubject: Hi From Colorado   September 24th 2010, 7:41 pm

Hi Guys,

You don't have a new member forum, so I picked this one. I'm a retired (67) old guy who lives and hunts in Colorado. I was using an old traditional muzzleloader (Hawkens), and decided to get a modern inline. While I was researching them I found this forum. Just what I was looking for. You all seem like a good bunch.

So, I ended up buying a CVA Accura V2. I was impressed with it's features. I should get it in a few days. I bought the plain jane with the black stock. I liked it's looks. Although the camo would be more practical. I wasn't sure about the scope it comes with, so I ordered it without one. I can add one later. I need to get used to iron sights for muzzleloading season here anyway.

I hunt just two animals. Coyote year around, and Elk during muzzleloading season, and during rifle season with the same gun. If I can get a tag.

Anyway, that a short story about me. bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Colorado   September 24th 2010, 8:27 pm

Welcome! Its great to have another colorado member with us. You made a great purchase with the v2 Accura, we love ours. The way it feels in your hands is just rock solid and feels good. Great with conicals as well.

We can't wait till you start reporting in with the groups! Feel free to ask question, even if they seem silly. When it comes to safety or just plain old shooting the smokepole, we always take it seriously and try to help the best we can.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Colorado   September 24th 2010, 8:38 pm

Thanks for the welcome.

I'm sure i'll have plenty of questions. I can think of one right now.

I still have 5 lbs of Swiss 2F powder left over. I also bought some PB AT copper in .223 gr, and Winchester 777 primers. This will be for coyotes.

Will this work ok, and any suggestions for powder amount?

I'll work on an Elk load later.

I read that BH 209 is popular. Isn't that really smokeless powder?

As you know we can't use pellets or sabots.

I know nothing but round balls. So, I have a bit to learn about the sub powders and conicals etc.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Colorado   September 24th 2010, 8:44 pm

Swiss is excellent powder from what ive read. Good choice indeed!

I'd start out at 80gr and work your way up until the groups start to open up.

Ive heard tale of BH209 being smokeless with sulfur added and some smoke additive but its really hard to say exactly what it is. We wouldnt want to say, oh yeah its smokeless and its safe!! Then have someone buy the real deal "smokeless" and have the rifle blow up. Western powders knows what they are doing obviously so i pretty much just leave it at that Laughing

No round balls in the 1"28, much to fast and it will strip the patch in the rifling. Save that for the slow twist rifles like the Hawken.

For elk, You're going to be looking at a bullet, most likely a 338gr Powerbelt Platinum with 80-100gr Blackhorn209 or Swiss. The heavier the powerbelt, the better the elk medicine.

My Favorite elk bullet is both the 250 and 300gr ballistic tip thors. I push them with 90-100gr blackhorn209 depending on the rifle i am shooting. They are basically a Barnes bullet but full bore and of course, solid copper so they dont fragment. Excellent bullets for big boned animals.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Colorado   September 24th 2010, 8:59 pm

Oh no, I didn't mean I was going to use a RB in the CVA. I just meant it's all i've ever used up until now. I'm going to use the Powerbelts. I picked the .223, because it doesn't take much to take out a coyote. I thought the .223 would shoot a little flatter.

I was looking at the Thor bullets. They look similar to the Hornady FPB.

I don't need an Elk load until next year. So, plenty of time for that. I need a good coyote load for now.

I can't wait to shoot the gun. I'm always like a little kid at Christmas with new guns.


btw Are the Winchester 777 primers ok? I watched the CVA videos and they seemed to like them.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Colorado   September 24th 2010, 9:03 pm

yep the 777 primers will be perfect with swiss. When you switch to blackhorn209 though, you will need full strength primers like the cci 209m.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Colorado   September 24th 2010, 9:04 pm

Ok thanks.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Colorado   September 25th 2010, 7:25 pm

Welcome, I am sure you will like it here.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Colorado   September 25th 2010, 7:26 pm

Thanks Rick. I'm sure I will. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Colorado   September 26th 2010, 1:52 am

Hi Colorado!

A warm welcome to you from over the pond!

You will like this forum. The members are friendly and very skilled esp. FG!

Congrats to the Accura. You did well to choose one with black stock and not camo. To much danger to loose it in the autumn forests when there are so much similar looking leaves on the ground!

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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Colorado   September 26th 2010, 8:23 am

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Hi Colorado!

A warm welcome to you from over the pond!

You will like this forum. The members are friendly and very skilled esp. FG!

Congrats to the Accura. You did well to choose one with black stock and not camo. To much danger to loose it in the autumn forests when there are so much similar looking leaves on the ground!

Regards

Kirrmeister lol!


Hi buddy

I've lurked on this forum for a little while, and read many of your posts. I've been wanting to ask you how the hunting was in Germany? What do you have for game?

Thanks for the welcome. bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Colorado   September 26th 2010, 8:37 pm

Welcome aboard colorado, you,ll love it here. cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Colorado   September 26th 2010, 9:48 pm

sqezer wrote:
Welcome aboard colorado, you,ll love it here. cheers cheers

I love it so far. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Colorado   December 24th 2013, 9:02 pm

Had I known him then, I would have banned him right away  lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Colorado   December 24th 2013, 11:09 pm

Laughing  Laughing  Yeah when he started out he still sounded sweet......but now  Suspect  :Hide
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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Colorado   December 25th 2013, 9:24 am

You had a more humble tone then, Muley. Life must be hard in Colorado.  Suspect

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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Colorado   December 25th 2013, 1:49 pm

I could almost visualize Muley..........."Smiling".   Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Colorado   December 25th 2013, 6:36 pm

Smokin' Joe wrote:
I could almost visualize Muley..........."Smiling".   Twisted Evil

I don't think he smiles...  Cool

I've run into Muley AKA "OldHunter" on other forums. Good guy, knows how to ruffle the feathers pretty good too!  Slap fight 
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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Colorado   December 26th 2013, 8:54 am

You guys don't know me at all. Jon is the only one who's met me, and I know he was joking. I've probably started more joke threads on this forum than anybody else.

Some confuse grumpy with being honest. I'm not politically correct, and I won't butter anybody up who doesn't deserve it.  tongue 

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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Colorado   December 26th 2013, 11:20 am

Don't worry Pete ...Just yanking your chain Laughing
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