Hi everybody, nice forum here. I built a CVA Mountain rifle back in 1979 which was my first gun. I hunted and target shot it for a few years before I retired it and moved on to center fire rifles and handloading. I load for 9 calibers and eventually I got into long range shooting and load development with a chassis rifle in 6.5 Creedmore. Going through my gun safe to check and clean anything that needed attention I pulled the old CVA out of it's gun sock and thought I need to revisit this beautiful rifle. I dug out the blackpowder tacklebox and did some 50 yard shooting off the back porch. First three shots at a short fat 1lb empty propane cylinder half shoved down in the snow clover leafed. Ok, I'm hooked all over again and will have a bunch of reading to do here! On hand I have .490 balls and .010 patches but am thinking about thicker patches and some .495 balls to see what I can do out to distance.