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FrontierGander
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FrontierGander

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PostSubject: New Project   New Project EmptyOctober 8th 2012, 11:35 am

Been watching for a few days now but I got an unfinished brand new untouched CVA Hawken stock on ebay today! They had the barrel for it but they went nuts at $147 so I figured I can order one from deercreek for $85 and have it good IF I decide to keep the stock. I will be finishing it the way I normally do, get all the brass cleaned and polished and possibly resell it. MAYBE... I have been wanting a tradtional sidelock again now that i got that custom 50cal mold.

If I do the build, I will go with the 50cal barrel "even though a 54 makes me warm all over lol" and hope to draw a bear/deer tag for my unit next year and hunt one of the back yard bucks/bear come Sept/Oct.
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Location : Elk River, MN
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PostSubject: Re: New Project   New Project EmptyOctober 8th 2012, 12:19 pm

My brother bought a .50 cal Thompson Center Hawken, I believe back in the 70's. It has "never" been fired yet. I'll have to talk him into getting it out one of these days and trying it.

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Registration date : 2011-11-20

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PostSubject: Re: New Project   New Project EmptyOctober 8th 2012, 12:52 pm

If you do go with a .54 go for a ball twist and use the best bullet in the world ...PRB Wink
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PostSubject: Re: New Project   New Project EmptyOctober 8th 2012, 1:03 pm

CRAP! I made the mistake of asking if they have the 54cal barrel in 15/16th and they do! Ever do something stupid like that and it makes things harder to decide on? LOL
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Location : Buena Vista, Colorado
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PostSubject: Re: New Project   New Project EmptyOctober 8th 2012, 1:05 pm

Your new bullets will be a bit loose. No matter how much you knurl them. clown

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shguns



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PostSubject: Re: New Project   New Project EmptyOctober 8th 2012, 1:23 pm

Good one! Pete!
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PostSubject: Re: New Project   New Project EmptyOctober 8th 2012, 1:44 pm

@shguns wrote:
Good one! Pete!

I'm sure Jon won't think so. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: New Project   New Project EmptyOctober 8th 2012, 1:59 pm

hell Ive already decided to go with the 50 lol. I know the other hawken is shooting the bullets good with no crown so why not get another one up and running?
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shguns



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PostSubject: Re: New Project   New Project EmptyOctober 8th 2012, 2:09 pm

does this "deercreek" have a website?
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PostSubject: Re: New Project   New Project EmptyOctober 8th 2012, 2:11 pm

no website, they deal by phone/catalog only.
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PostSubject: Re: New Project   New Project EmptyOctober 8th 2012, 2:23 pm

so are you thinking of a fast twist .50? or a 1:48 twist .50?
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PostSubject: Re: New Project   New Project EmptyOctober 8th 2012, 2:30 pm

It will be the factory 1:48 twist.
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PostSubject: Re: New Project   New Project EmptyOctober 9th 2012, 12:09 pm

That 1:48 .50 will throw a 425gr conical really nice ! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: New Project   New Project EmptyOctober 9th 2012, 3:18 pm

My school went to a colonial town for a field trip last week and the blacksmith was working on a flintlock, I didn't look very closely but it looked like a .50. When we got there he was making a 'flash hole pick'/'priming powder flask stopper'. Needless to say I was wishing I could have left carrying that gun. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: New Project   New Project EmptyOctober 10th 2012, 8:31 am

Know what you mean , i'd like to take every gun i lay eyes on home as well.....
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