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#3217048 - 04/08/13 08:11 PM Re: CVA Apex conversion with results. [Re: fullstream]
Tenn.Guy
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 Originally Posted By: fullstream
Congrats on a beautiful gun!!! That's some pretty great shooting as well
Look forward to hearing your 100yd reports.


Thanks! How did the encore turn out for you compared to the optima?

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#3217157 - 04/08/13 09:44 PM Re: CVA Apex conversion with results. [Re: Tenn.Guy]
fullstream
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Loads much tighter started late and got it on paper. Last 2 shots real close but ran out of light. Gonna try again this weekend. Just got in 100 sst's from Luke so it's not a buck a shot also gonna try some mmp's for the cva 45-70 so I don't have to knurl hopefully the accuracy doesn't diminish. Will post results.
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#3217843 - 04/09/13 05:56 PM Re: CVA Apex conversion with results. [Re: fullstream]
r'ville a-bolt
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I got an apex 50 cal and I love it.i am a little confused about this conversion deal what does this mean?
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#3217896 - 04/09/13 07:04 PM Re: CVA Apex conversion with results. [Re: r'ville a-bolt]
Nhill
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You can take a 45-70 Gov. centerfire barrel and have a breach plug installed. You can then load smokeless powder and a .45 bullet in it. The centerfire barrels are rated for the pressures from smokeless powder allowing you to make a smokeless muzzleloader.
DO NOT try to use smokeless powder in a regular muzzleloader barrel. Savage 10ML is the only production smokeless muzzleloader that I know of.

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#3217932 - 04/09/13 07:46 PM Re: CVA Apex conversion with results. [Re: Nhill]
Tenn.Guy
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Smokeless powder = cleaning isn't necessary. Just normal maintenance of a centerfire.
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#3217945 - 04/09/13 07:52 PM Re: CVA Apex conversion with results. [Re: Tenn.Guy]
r'ville a-bolt
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my bro n law got the savage smokeless and he loves it says its very accurate
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