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#3045940 - 11/23/12 02:00 PM Optima Elite 45/70 smokeless conversion?
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Anybody ever converted an Optima Elite to a smokeless? Doesn't seem like it would be much different than doing an Encore.
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#3045950 - 11/23/12 02:09 PM Re: Optima Elite 45/70 smokeless conversion? [Re: TX300mag]
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Disregard. Found what I needed!
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#3050188 - 11/26/12 05:31 PM Re: Optima Elite 45/70 smokeless conversion? [Re: TX300mag]
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By all means do share..........................lol

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#3051114 - 11/27/12 08:26 AM Re: Optima Elite 45/70 smokeless conversion? [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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yes. do.
i have an Optima elite and am interested.

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#3051141 - 11/27/12 08:43 AM Re: Optima Elite 45/70 smokeless conversion? [Re: droptine]
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 Originally Posted By: droptine
yes. do.
i have an Optima elite and am interested.


You will need a 45-70 barrel for it, send it to a guy called Slufoot(dougs message board) he will fit it with a savage breech plug and voila smokeless .45 muzzleloader.

That's the simple version.

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#3051290 - 11/27/12 10:15 AM Re: Optima Elite 45/70 smokeless conversion? [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
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 Originally Posted By: ratsnakeboogy
That's the simple version.

Very simple version lol. But if you do already have an Optima Elite you can build a Smokeless ML off of a 45-70 Barrel and have a heck of a ML for not a lot of coin.

Check out the links in the 3rd post of this thread http://dougsmessageboards.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=smokeless&action=display&thread=12205

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#3059564 - 12/02/12 01:34 PM Re: Optima Elite 45/70 smokeless conversion? [Re: Rubberduck270]
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Sorry fulldraw, been out of pocket for a while. These guys summed it up. The only catch is that CVA doesn't make the 45-70 barrel anymore (at least that's my understanding), so I'd have to find one.
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