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  1. M

    CVA 1847 Walker

    I've had it for 20 years or so. I get to firing it once every so often, I'll end up shooting a bunch through it, then clean it up good and put it away. I was working in aerospace and traveled a lot. So often, I would shoot it a few days, clean it up and put it away and not touch it again for a...
  2. M

    CVA 1847 Walker

    Thats what I got from Track the Wolf. 1/4-28 thread nipples. They are not fitting. I wrote CVA about this, they were no help. They said it was produced before their merger and have no info on it at all. The nipples I got from Track definitely are hard to turn. The ones that are with that gun...
  3. M

    CVA 1847 Walker

    I have this CVA 1847 Walker and it shoots fine. I wanted a new set of nipples for it so I ordered them off Track The Wolf. They sent me the nipples they show are for the 1847. The old nipples I have thread in with no resistance but these new ones, after one turn, it was hard to turn them. So...
  4. M

    Traditional and accurate

    70 grains with a maxi. How much do those weigh? Dropping an elk at 130 yards says that load and that round is no joke.
  5. M

    Traditional and accurate

    Oh OK thanks, I'll look at that
  6. M

    Traditional and accurate

    Do you know what the max load is for a rifle like that? (And hence approximate effective range)?
  7. M

    Traditional and accurate

    I've taken another look at that Lyman Great Plains. 1 in 24 twist I could fire a lot of different types of rounds. On Track the Wolf they show below the rifle they show those big 378 grain projectiles. Thats a big slug. It doesn't say though the maximum load I could put behind that safely. I'd...
  8. M

    Increasing Accuracy

    Well one thing is for sure, I would not trust myself in doing the work, I just had these guns worked on by a gunsmith. The cylinder I had re blued and on my 1847 Walker, the action was smoothed up and the arbor was also set to match better with the cylinder. So it didn't tighten up when I put...
  9. M

    Increasing Accuracy

    I have a FilliPieta 44 1861 Navy, it is about 22 years old. Recently I had some gunsmithing done to it and the result was very nice. It had to be re-blued. Looks great now. I'm curious as to what can a gunsmith do to make this pistol more accurate? Not sure a trigger can be lightened on it...
  10. M

    Pietta 1851 Navy

    Thanks so much!
  11. M

    Pietta 1851 Navy

    Not trying to distract from the subject of the thread but..... I have a Fillipietta Navy in .44. Its about 22 years old. When a container got thrown away, that disposed of every nipple I had for it. Can someone tell me which nipples I should buy for it from Track the Wolf or another source? I...
  12. M

    Traditional and accurate

    A cotton ball would be very convenient. It seems like it would be tedious to cut a perfect circle in cardboard to put behind the PA.
  13. M

    Traditional and accurate

    I'll check it out,
  14. M

    Traditional and accurate

    1200?? Dang!! The PA conical has a concave base. I guess if I'm going for muzzle velocity, I'd have to get a chronograph. I thought about Track the Wolf for maybe shopping for a rifle that would give me some good accuracy out to 200-300.
  15. M

    Traditional and accurate

    Yeah, I use the bench configuration to see what the rifle will do with me as eliminated as possible. I can't take that bench out in the weeds and hunt from that, I do use a trigger stick which is really handy. I have a fold out 3 legged stool, I set up next to a tree so I can lean on that, the...
  16. M

    Traditional and accurate

    So they grouped a 3.1 inch group at 100 but I was very socked in for bench rest, it was very stable. The round ball was closer to 4 inch. I'd gotten previous advice to not put a patch behind this bullet. This rifle was left uncleaned and got rust in it. So I was worried it would ever shoot...
  17. M

    Traditional and accurate

    I fired the Hornady 50 cal conicals out of my CVA Pennsylvania. They grouped OK at 100. Heavy round though. This rifle has a 1:66 twist I think. So I was surprised that they made a round hole in the paper. I was told to not load more than 80 grains of powder in that rifle. I bought it used so...
  18. M

    Traditional and accurate

    So how fast of a twist do I need for conicals? Is 1:24 what I'd need for that? Here's is a stupid question, what does GPH stand for? M
  19. M

    Traditional and accurate

    Wow, I like that. But he didn't speak much about the actual rifle. I'd have like to known his rifle twist and such. 45 cal seems like it would be easier to find. It looks to me, at the end of the video he was talking about those patched bullets being able to be bought. I don't have the means...
  20. M

    Traditional and accurate

    I like the sound of that. Who makes something like that?
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