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d91



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Location : Rock Hill, SC
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PostSubject: New Optima V2. New to this.   New Optima V2. New to this. EmptyJuly 31st 2015, 4:45 pm

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I am new to this. I used 100 gr. White Hots and 100 gr. Powerbelt Aerolites. 100 yards.

I tried to do it in a way I replicate when going hunting. So I cleaned the barrel and fired two primers before shot. I did learn that I have to clean the flash channel before each shot if I really want to be accurate. I bought the cva drill bit tools.
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PostSubject: Re: New Optima V2. New to this.   New Optima V2. New to this. EmptyJuly 31st 2015, 5:44 pm

Good shooting.

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PostSubject: Re: New Optima V2. New to this.   New Optima V2. New to this. EmptyJuly 31st 2015, 8:49 pm

Damn good shooting for a first timer with a new rifle!

One thing you can play with is different primers and see how they affect your accuracy. I agree with cleaning between shots, its a must with any powder other than blackhorn209.

Welcome to the forum as well, it's good to have you with us.

Jonathan
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PostSubject: Re: New Optima V2. New to this.   New Optima V2. New to this. EmptyAugust 1st 2015, 7:24 am

cheers cheers cheers

Great shooting there d91  Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation What was the weight of the AEROLITES Question  I used the 300 gainers with really good results.

Ray............. Shooter

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PostSubject: Re: New Optima V2. New to this.   New Optima V2. New to this. EmptyAugust 1st 2015, 7:24 am

d91, welcome to the group and that is some great shooting for the first time with that set up.

Dave
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PostSubject: Re: New Optima V2. New to this.   New Optima V2. New to this. EmptyAugust 1st 2015, 10:28 am

Thanks guys! It was my third trip to the range. My second try with the aerolites. They were 250 grain. I believe heavier billets are usually more accurate. My friend told me to try the lighter ones.

A local store has the 300 grain powerbelt Platinum for 19.99 sale price. Thinking I might pick some of them up to try after deer season. I gave 5 of the 250 aerolites left so I'm going to hunt with them.
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PostSubject: Re: New Optima V2. New to this.   New Optima V2. New to this. EmptyAugust 1st 2015, 10:35 am

The 250gr bullets are perfect for the 1-28 twist.

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PostSubject: Re: New Optima V2. New to this.   New Optima V2. New to this. EmptyAugust 26th 2015, 3:13 pm

That's a great group at a 100 yards!  You don't need to be changing things up too much.

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PostSubject: Re: New Optima V2. New to this.   New Optima V2. New to this. EmptyAugust 27th 2015, 7:53 am

I have not shot muzzleloader since I was about 18 and that was with a Renegade kit my dad and I built.  I'm itching to finish getting my rifle setup so I can go shoot!
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PostSubject: Re: New Optima V2. New to this.   New Optima V2. New to this. EmptySeptember 2nd 2016, 5:10 pm

Very good shooting. I hope I can do so well! I just brought a CVA Optima V2 Northwest stainless
I will be starting out with 250gr. Hornady SST high speed low drag sabots with flex tip
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