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#2967593 - 10/03/12 08:29 PM First smoke pole. I need some advice.
J Hartman
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after some researching on the internet, I found a common denominator was that the CVA wolf was an excellent value gun, and a good choice for someone just getting into ML'ers.

So I purchased a .50 CVA wolf, blued with camo stock today.

I purchased some 50 grain powder pellets, and some 240 grain sabots.

I put 2 pellets in, ( 100 grains ) and pushed in a bullet and bang. =) The smoke the thing makes is awesome. lol,

NOW that my over zealousness to shoot the new gun is overwith, is there anything i NEED to know about muzzle loaders that may differ from a standard cartridge gun? This is my first muzzle loader, and I just wanted to make sure i'm doing things properly.

I cleaned it all up and put it back in the box. it'll stay there until i hear back from you boys with experience. =)
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#2967702 - 10/03/12 09:10 PM Re: First smoke pole. I need some advice. [Re: J Hartman]
Rockhound
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Make sure you take your breech plug out now and put some anti-seeze on it. Clean it after every shooting session, and depending on your gun you will probably need to dry swab the barrel between shots.
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#2967737 - 10/03/12 09:26 PM Re: First smoke pole. I need some advice. [Re: Rockhound]
rem270
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i would clean it atleast every 3-5 shots. And stay away from powerbelt bullets.
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#2968244 - 10/04/12 08:54 AM Re: First smoke pole. I need some advice. [Re: rem270]
wayers
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ive got a wolf and the big thing is KEEP IT CLEAN mine is hard to keep clean but it shoots awsome and is light and short.
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#2968397 - 10/04/12 10:38 AM Re: First smoke pole. I need some advice. [Re: wayers]
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Excellent advice so far. Take heed to clean it thoroughly. ;\)
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#2968568 - 10/04/12 12:50 PM Re: First smoke pole. I need some advice. [Re: wayers]
FrontierGander
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 Originally Posted By: wayers
ive got a wolf and the big thing is KEEP IT CLEAN mine is hard to keep clean but it shoots awsome and is light and short.


You can keep it clean.
http://gandersmuzzleloadingblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/cva-headspace-adjustment-shims.html

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#2968635 - 10/04/12 01:33 PM Re: First smoke pole. I need some advice. [Re: rem270]
Rockhound
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 Originally Posted By: rem270
i would clean it atleast every 3-5 shots. And stay away from powerbelt bullets.


Unless they shoot good in your gun my cva loves them and i have laid the hammer down on several with the powerbelts
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#2969012 - 10/04/12 06:35 PM Re: First smoke pole. I need some advice. [Re: Rockhound]
mike243
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I will put power belts up against any other bullet on the market for dead deers,wanna be prostaffers thinks high shoulder shots are whats made them great lol, regular powerbelts not not made to bust heavy bone.I was taught to shoot heart lung shots.dont know where the new age hunters learned all their deer killing skills jmo,find what bullet shoots good in your rifle & then shoot the deer where you will run it out of air or blood.enjoy your new rifle before somebody tells you you made a mistake buying it lol
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#2969036 - 10/04/12 06:55 PM Re: First smoke pole. I need some advice. [Re: mike243]
KPH
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clean,clean,clean.
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#2969044 - 10/04/12 07:04 PM Re: First smoke pole. I need some advice. [Re: KPH]
J Hartman
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So keep it clean?
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