CVA Wolf

HCDH66

6 pointer
Apr 10, 2019
204
Hardin County
I use 2 50-grain Pyrodex pellets and 250 gr. Hornady SST sabots. It shoots 1 1/2 inch groups at 100 yards. When initially sighting it in, I kept trying a max load of 3 50-grain Pyrodex pellets. I could not get good groups at all. As soon as I tried the 100 grain load, it shot like a charm. As the above poster mentioned, you just have to try different combination in your particular rifle until you get the accuracy you want.

If I were to do it again, I would use Blackhorn 209 and work backwards from a max powder charge until I got the accuracy I wanted. But because I get the accuracy I want with my current configuration, I am sticking with it.
 

FF/EMT516

10 pointer
Nov 22, 2020
1,557
Caneyville, Ky
Shot all of my supplies yesterday besides my primers to find out the scope was junk. Found powder pellets and 295 grain powerbelts today and had it about an inch high at 100 yards and left it
 
Aug 31, 2021
56
Livingston, Ky.
Its really hard to say what combo will work in your ML. For most mv 1500-1900 out to 100 yard area the XTP bullets will work well. Either the 250 gr or the 230 gr. MMP short black sabots. Powder you really don't need shoulder breaking charges ( talking your shoulder). 60 to 90 gr of real Swiss or Triple 7 2f in 50 cal. The only modern ML i own is the Black Diamond XR SS in a 50. My other 4 are old style cap lock n flintlock, have 2 .45's a .50 n a .54 Renegade
 

FF/EMT516

10 pointer
Nov 22, 2020
1,557
Caneyville, Ky
I’m switching to blackhorn powder or white hot pellets next year. Pyrodex shot fine but it’s absolutely filthy. I don’t like having to clean in between shots. And after I got it lined in, when I brought it home to clean it up was a nightmare.
 

Little FR

12 pointer
Nov 10, 2021
4,848
West Kentucky
I’m switching to blackhorn powder or white hot pellets next year. Pyrodex shot fine but it’s absolutely filthy. I don’t like having to clean in between shots. And after I got it lined in, when I brought it home to clean it up was a nightmare.
Ive been cleaning three firing “real” blackpowder everyday for 2 weeks.

I don’t know about the inlines but if they are as easy to disassemble and boil soapy water for as the traditional ML’s your just being a wuss. 😉
 

1wildcatfan

12 pointer
Jan 2, 2009
15,728
raised n Bullitt Co.
I’m switching to blackhorn powder or white hot pellets next year. Pyrodex shot fine but it’s absolutely filthy. I don’t like having to clean in between shots. And after I got it lined in, when I brought it home to clean it up was a nightmare.
Ive been cleaning three firing “real” blackpowder everyday for 2 weeks.

I don’t know about the inlines but if they are as easy to disassemble and boil soapy water for as the traditional ML’s your just being a wuss. 😉
For cleaning Pyrodex, water is all that is needed (and a brush). Not hot, not soapy, just water. A few wet patches, brush, few more wet patches. Should be clean. Then patch with oil.
Never took me more than 10 minutes to clean my Omega, including the breech plug.
Now using BH, clean just like you do smokeless firearms.
 

Little FR

12 pointer
Nov 10, 2021
4,848
West Kentucky
For cleaning Pyrodex, water is all that is needed (and a brush). Not hot, not soapy, just water. A few wet patches, brush, few more wet patches. Should be clean. Then patch with oil.
Never took me more than 10 minutes to clean my Omega, including the breech plug.
Now using BH, clean just like you do smokeless firearms.
I’m not shooting pyrodex. I’m saying pyrodex is waaayyy easier to clean.
 

Bandit29

6 pointer
Nov 21, 2008
256
CVA Optima, 2 50gr White Hots and Harvester Scorpion PT Gold 300gr. No complaints on my end for accuracy and/or consistency
 
Aug 31, 2021
56
Livingston, Ky.
Cleaning i use mostly 91 % rubbing alcohol. I have never had a crud ring in any of mine with Trip 7. I usually run a rubbing alcohol patch or 2 down the bore even if i have shot a tick toter prior to reloading it
 

At Full Draw

Spike
Sep 13, 2016
52
I have a CVA Optima Elite shooting 100 grains of 777 pellets and Hornady 240 XTP sabots. I've shot Hornady and Thompson Center sabots in 250-260 grain and both have shot consistent, accurate groups. I'll clean with water between loads when zeroing, followed by a thorough cleaning with foaming muzzloader cleaner when I get home.

I'll also use the foam cleaner and run a few patches in the off season to ensure Im staying ahead of corrosion.
 


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