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gotzskillz



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PostSubject: CVA plainsmen sidelock help   CVA plainsmen sidelock  help EmptyDecember 17th 2011, 8:47 am

A friend of mine came into owning a .50 cal cva plainsmen and I am looking to shoot it. Problem is, neither of us have to knowledge or equipment to fire it due never having fired a muzzle loader. The gun has been sitting a while, at least 6 years, so it does have some minor surface rust on the breech and down the bore. I was wondering if I should bring it to a gun smith to have it looked at or if there is a way I can clean it myself? Also, I wanted to know if anyone knew what charge to use?

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PostSubject: Re: CVA plainsmen sidelock help   CVA plainsmen sidelock  help EmptyDecember 17th 2011, 9:00 am

Will be best to have a gunsmith look it over before you fire it, that way you know it is safe. Clean the bore it can do no harm. You have to deside if you want to shoot balls , conicals or sabots before any loads can be suggested. If you use balls i suggest you start off with a light load like 65gr ffg.
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PostSubject: Re: CVA plainsmen sidelock help   CVA plainsmen sidelock  help EmptyDecember 17th 2011, 9:26 am

use a few patches of JB Bore Paste down the bore, it will clean it up in no time. After that take the barrel off the stock and flush it with warm soapy water.
http://frontiermuzzleloadin.forumotion.com/t358-cleaning-must-have
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