Smokeless CVA 35 Scout question....

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LBAhunter

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After my Hunter 35 conversion got stole. I finally found a blk/blue Scout in stock, it was a 45-70. So I did a Scout 45-70 conversion to hold me over. I used Hank's ASG replacement DI plug. I want do a blk/blue Scout 35 with the same plug. I looked up the saami drawing for 35 Whelen. By my math, it will have a long powder chamber. The plug length is 1.905. I thinking it will be ok for the powders I wanting to use. (4198 and slower). I thinking the smaller bore in conjunction the size of the breech plug that the powder chamber should be ok. Anybody got any thoughts on it?
 
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mike243

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there are a few here that have the know how and might be along in a day or 2, better to look up 1 of the smokeless sites for some quicker responses
 

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hmm. You aren't getting many answers.
I, for one, don't have a clue as to what you are talking about.
I've been a traditional muzzleloader since the 1980's. Caplock or flintlock. Real black powder and patched lead round balls. That stuff I know something about.
 

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The last one I built, I shortened an ASG LRMP plug and made a direct ignition plug the same dimensions. By doing that, with the plug installed and 55gr of Varget, the bullet base sat just forward of the rifling start. You can make a powder chamber to keep the powder column short and use the full length ASG plug. Just be sure you cut a taper from the chamber to the bore to eliminate flow restrictions. This can be done with a 1/2" shank diameter center drill. The most important item is Do not allow the bullet base to go past the end of the rifling at the powder chamber when seated.
 

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Thanks. I was wondering if the powder column would be to long if I didn't do a powder chamber. I was thinking of doing a mock up of a powder chamber. My plug holds around 17 - 18 grains. I may get some measurements off the short DI plug to see how much case length it takes up and how many grains it holds.
 

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