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Old 12-05-2010, 09:58 PM   #1
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ok ive never even seen one of these fired before in real life. ive seen people do it on tv and youtube so i got the basic idea. but i have no clue about maintaining it. as in what to do what products work best and what i need. i got a cva wolf cuz its cheap to learn on in case i dont like it im not out the price of a more expensive one. there is no faq i can find so any pointers to maintaning using my new shooter would be appreciated.
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I don't do inlines but the basics are the same. No petroleum based lube in the bore. It will make an easy cleanup job hard. Use a vegetable based lube. IMHO loose powder works better than pellets. Cleanup is with hot soapy water. You can get bp cleaners but water works better. Always fire a cap or primer before you load to make sure everything is clear. You will need a ball puller for your ramrod because sooner or later you will load a ball without powder or a co2 discharger if you prefer. For lubes Bore Butter or Balistol is good.

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Welcome to the world of smoke poles!

I use Hoppe's #9 for everything, pillow ticking for patch, Goex FFF powder

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would i be able to just unplug the back and stuff the bullet out?? with water do i oil the barrel or not after cleaning. im a total nub to this never even held one before today. if i like it i think ultimately want a flintlock but the inline is good for me to start learning basics.
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I use Hoppe's #9 for everything, pillow ticking for patch, Goex FFF powder

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The wolf is one of those abominable inlines. Wouldn't shoot a round ball with any accuracy if it had too. That's Hoppes #9 for bp right? I use a mix of beeswax and crisco for patch lube in a blueprinted Hawken.
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Well,

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would i be able to just unplug the back and stuff the bullet out?? with water do i oil the barrel or not after cleaning. im a total nub to this never even held one before today. if i like it i think ultimately want a flintlock but the inline is good for me to start learning basics.
I dunno never touched an inline but I hear a lot of talk about co2 dischargers. yeah you have to oil the bore after cleaning. Just no petro based lubes.
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i dont intend to use round balls just eventually roll my own from molds. i figure the basic care is the same for different types thats kinda what im looking for. the reason i picked the cva is it was cheap, looked easy to clean and fairly idiot proof. looked like a good starting rifle.

does the thing need wadding inbetween the bullet and powder or just pour then bullet stuff with the rod??

what kind of oil is good to lube the bore after cleaning. my centerfires i use clp but that has certain properties that im not sure would be good with bp.
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duh thats how nub i am o this didnt even know there was a manual thanks
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Hawg just took me to school on not shooting round ball but Sabots with the Wolf. Since all of my BP experience has been with powder, patch, round ball, ramrod, cap and kablewie, I'll leave the Sabot nose stuffin answers to him.
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