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#2977651 - 10/11/12 06:55 PM muzzleloader question?
jjake40lb
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I have a optima magnum an was wondering what is the best bullet to shoot out of it? Also should I use 100 grain or can I shoot 150 grain? Thanks!
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#2977681 - 10/11/12 07:14 PM Re: muzzleloader question? [Re: jjake40lb]
Southern Sportsman
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If only it were that easy
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#2977773 - 10/11/12 08:06 PM Re: muzzleloader question? [Re: Southern Sportsman]
Poleaxe
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Most all present muzzleloaders can shoot 150gr now. I dont really know one that isnt. Check your manual on the bullet. They build the barrels around the bullet and it should tell u which. Im pretty sure CVA is best with the 240 powerbelt. Its just like green mt barrels built theirs best around a barnes expander.
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#2977783 - 10/11/12 08:11 PM Re: muzzleloader question? [Re: Poleaxe]
rem270
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Id shoot a hornady sst. 100gr of powder just fine, unless you just wanna shoot 150.
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#2977787 - 10/11/12 08:13 PM Re: muzzleloader question? [Re: Poleaxe]
KingsportHunter
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I have the same gun...shoot 120 grains of pyrodex and tc shockwave bullets...group well and they will tear a hole thru a deer and keep going
Probably killed 4-5 w this setup and none have gone further than 30 yards.
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#2977807 - 10/11/12 08:22 PM Re: muzzleloader question? [Re: KingsportHunter]
jjake40lb
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I don't have the manual it came with
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#2977989 - 10/11/12 09:34 PM Re: muzzleloader question? [Re: jjake40lb]
smyrnagc
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You can go here and download the manual (or just Google CVA Optima manual)

http://www.cva.com/Muzzleloading-Resources.php?area=Manuals#t
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#2978003 - 10/11/12 09:36 PM Re: muzzleloader question? [Re: jjake40lb]
Artemas
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I have an optima and so does my buddy. We both shoot 100gr pyrodex and a 250gr Barnes tze. Shoots well with our guys. The barrel is rated to 150 grain powder but we find 100-120 works best. I've known people to load a 150 and it didn't shoot as tight a group. Yours may shoot different.
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