Full Circle from MI

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  1. Nov 24, 2018 #1

    Swandog

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    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.
     
  2. Nov 24, 2018 #2

    Griz44Mag

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    Welcome back to the dark side. From what part of the country do you hail us from?
    (Look in your profile and update your info!)
     
  3. Nov 24, 2018 #3

    Swandog

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    Will do.
    I'm in Northern MI by the bridge.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2018 #4

    Cowboy

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    Welcome to our forum my friend. We’re honored to have ya!

    Now dust her off and make some Smoke!!

    We look forward to hearing more from you in the very near future!

    Respectfully, Cowboy
     
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    Keb

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    I'd not change anything if I was cloverleafing shots at 50 yards.
     
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  6. Nov 25, 2018 #6

    Renegade Dan

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    welcome to the forum
     
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  7. Dec 6, 2018 #7

    Pigman

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    Welcome - I have a place off the grid by Grayling
     
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  8. Dec 6, 2018 #8

    azmntman

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    Welcome! Ditto not changing anything with it shooting so well. AND if ya try other changes one at a time. You jump to thicker patch and bigger ball and what ever changes ya wont know if was th patch being thicker or the ball being bigger. I'd go thicker patch 1st if I was determined to change an outstanding load.
     
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  9. Dec 6, 2018 #9

    fireman1

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    Howdy...mid Michigan here.
     
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  10. Dec 6, 2018 #10

    Swandog

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    Well, after about 50 shots these past 10 days I found the clover leaf has spread out to 5 inches more or less on average. So much for my first 3 shots! I got ahold of some Goex fffg and a few patch sizes to experiment with. I bought Dutch Schoultz's "book" (94 pages printed out) and it looks interesting. I have strips of fabric drying on the table right now.
     
  11. Dec 7, 2018 #11

    Kansas Jake

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    Welcome back. I spend a couple of months each summer in lower Michigan near Lake Michigan spoiling grandsons.
     

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