45 Cal.MLF Supporter
- Jan 3, 2023
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When I'm deer hunting and wanting to carry a couple of extra loads, what's the best way to go about it? I used the plastic tubes with my CVA inline for over 10 years and they worked great. But I don't want to use those with the CVA mountain rifle.
The past 4 years I've hunted with my 450 bushmaster AR, which is a great round for deer. I stopped climbing trees and packed much lighter this past season. Mainly used a fanny pack. Heaviest thing was my canteen. Ground hunted and wore a leafy suit poncho. Had deer walk within 10 yards and never seen me. Much quieter to walk in and sit down than climbing a tree.
Wanting to try something new and use black powder for a few seasons. First I have to get this rifle built. Stripped the finish off the stock this evening and sanded to 120. Going to work on it some more tomorrow. Waiting on the Laurel Mt Forge rust bluing solution to show up so I can start on the barrel.
Honestly, for a big game hunting application, its very difficult to find anything better than the small speed loaders (green for .50 caliber). You can even attach ignition caps on them. They are inexpensive, quick, easy and keeps things clean and dry. Three or four is all one would need for most hunts. About a month ago I actually loaded and shot some powder and conicals I had loaded in them over 20 years ago. They fired and shot like they had just been loaded. Even the caps fired.
I need to buy some in .54 caliber now.