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#372208 - 08/30/07 12:06 AM CVA Buckhorn's and heavy bullets/powder charges
.444 Marlin
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Ive got a CVA buckhorn thats rated to 150gr. I dont intend on goin past 120gr if that.

Anyway my question is, with it being rated to 150gr would it be safe to shoot the heavier bullets (400gr+) in it with powder charges up to 120gr? Im thinkin 100gr of pyrodex and a 430gr lead maxi-hunter this year.
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#372645 - 08/30/07 10:04 AM Re: CVA Buckhorn's and heavy bullets/powder charges [Re: .444 Marlin]
CHRIS WILSON
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What's the manual say? I'm not sure about the buckhorn, but the manual for the optima I had recommended a max conical bullet weight of 400 grains. Now, with that said, I shot a 410 GP conical with 90 gr. of 777 out of that rifle. It shot really well. Also, I believe it's DA that shoots the big 400 gr. lead powerbelts out of a buckhorn with a 110 gr. charge.
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#374313 - 08/31/07 08:39 AM Re: CVA Buckhorn's and heavy bullets/powder charges [Re: ]
CHRIS WILSON
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staghorn, buckhorn, I was close \:\)
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#377251 - 09/02/07 11:41 AM Re: CVA Buckhorn's and heavy bullets/powder charges [Re: CHRIS WILSON]
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I shoot the 405 grn Powerbelt aero-tip bullets in front of 90 grns of FFg black powder in an Omega.
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