CVA 50 cal. as shotgun

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  1. Feb 15, 2020 at 1:28 AM #1

    elturi

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    does anybody has used a 50 cal as a shotgun. I have a CVA 50 cal and I wonder if I can use lead shoot to hunt rabbits.
     
  2. Feb 15, 2020 at 1:46 AM #2

    Carbon 6

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    Caliber is not the problem, rifling is.
    A rifled gun makes a terrible shotgun'
    I have spent years experimenting with muzzleloaders and modern guns with rifled barres and shot. .45 , .50, 58, 38, .22 .44. .45. calibers.
    Nothing but a waste of time if your gun has rifling. Remove the rifling and you have a serious rabbit killer.
    Bobby Hoyt will remove the rifling, but not on a CVA due to their breech plug design.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2020 at 2:55 AM #3

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    If you can catch the rabbit with the edge of your doughnut pattern you might get one or two at veery close range.
     
  4. Feb 15, 2020 at 2:58 AM #4

    Carbon 6

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    Slide your ramrod out till it hangs from the last thimble, then tie on a carrot and sit real still. When it nibbles on the carrot, pull the trigger. :D
     
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  5. Feb 15, 2020 at 6:11 AM #5

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    Hahahahaha. Yep. That oughta be about right.
     
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  6. Feb 15, 2020 at 10:29 AM #6

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    There are a couple of videos on youtube shooting shot from a muzzleloader. One by Dave Canterbury. You can do it but it is more a survival scenario. If you have the rifling removed, let us know who did it or how it was done.
     
  7. Feb 15, 2020 at 12:50 PM #7

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    Buy a shotgun!
     
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  8. Feb 15, 2020 at 1:16 PM #8

    Carbon 6

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    That would be the most sensible thing.
    Even if you had a 50 cal with a smooth bore you probably wouldn't be able to swing it fast enough to hit a running rabbit anyway if you are bunny busting. Sitting rabbits you can rifle with a ball.
     

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