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Old 08-31-2012, 02:23 AM   #21
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Using a .530 ball and .015 patch, I can barely push a ball down the barrel after about 5 or 6 shots.
Mine is 50 cal. Use a .490 ball and well lubed patch. I rarely if ever have the need to swab the barrel untill I'm done shooting.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:04 PM   #22
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I think a lot has to do with what you are using for lube. If I use mutton tallow (which was a common lube for the era) I will tear the patch on the second load. If I use bore butter I can shoot all day with out swabbing.

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Old 08-31-2012, 01:34 PM   #23
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Using a .530 ball and .015 patch, I can barely push a ball down the barrel after about 5 or 6 shots.
You're using too much powder. It's not all burning and its cruding up the barrel excessively. 70 grains of fff is probably right in the right range. You should only have to spit patch it like every 5 shots.
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Doc- see your other thread for a link to the manual for your rifle.

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Old 09-02-2012, 08:01 PM   #25
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I contacted CVA about the dates that the Mountain Rifles were made using the serial number for my gun and this is the response they sent me. I was hoping for something a bit more specific, but it is what it is.



" We were never required to keep track of serial numbers for the muzzleloaders but I can tell you that the mountain rifle was produced in the early 90's. I would not be able to have an exact date for you. Sorry for the inconvenience. Have a great weekend. Thanks


Brensen Feese
Customer Service/Export Compliance

770-449-4687
Fax 770-242-8546"

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About 6 years ago at a small GS I found a CVA 54 Mountain Magnum in the box and bought it for $40. I have a good collection of C&R's and several BP's for an occasional BP tag. I built the kit and the gun is beautiful, but I have yet to fire it. It is a heavy rifle with an early 4 digit 47xx SN and am considering use for a coming hunt. As it is a 54 and doesn't have the twist rate on the barrel What should be some starting load guide and would it take conicals? If I don't shoot it, I have a TC Black Mtn Mag 54 I have been using what is the market on it as new -unfired. I SN's indicate it was made in 1978 and has the made in Connecticut roll marks and supposedly a Green Mountain barrel. Is that true?

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I have a magazine ad for the CVA Mountain rifle, both assembled and in kit. It was being advertised around 1978-79.

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Default nipple size???

Assuming the nipple on my CVA mountain rifle was for #11, I purchased a nipple wrench and straight line capper for #11. The wrench is way too small to fit. Are there other sizes and what are they?? How do I measure the size I have and where on the nipple?

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Sorry, posted in the wrong spot.

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1in66 twist is strictly a round ball rifle. U can try bullets however you will probably experience inaccuracy and key holing beyond 35 meters or so. Clean the weapon with warm soapy water and dry patch out finally coat the bore with sweet oil, (olive oil) or even WD40. Remember to swab the bore with a clean dry patch to patch out the bore before loading after storing to get the WD40 out.

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