Originally Posted by Walley
The CVA Wolf has an l in 28 twist that is not suitable for round balls and was designed to shoot sabots. I have a Wolf and find using CVA Slick Load sabots with 90 grains of Pyrodex RS I have been able to hold a 2 Ĺ inch five shot group at 100 yards off the bench with open sights without swabbing the barrel. You might want to try 295 grain PowerBelts with a 85 to 95 grain charge. In working up a load I would advise you to only use loose powder as most of the experts will tell you that there is quite a bit of inconsistency in pellets as even a small chip on one of them will affect the load. Talk to the people at CVA about your problem and they will steer you in the right direction.
P.S You should never use a patch when shooting sabots or conicals.
When I can get out again, I will try using those Power Belt sabots with your load recommendation. My powder measure (brass expandable) only works in 10 grain increments. How do you measure your 5 grain loads? Do you weigh them out or is there a different measuring device?
I've got some Triple 7 powder that I like better than Pyrodex, though I have both back powder and pyrodex. Have you used the triple 7?
I've been using balls in my shooting so far since it's cheaper and more original. I'm just funny that way, but I do like to have all my rifles and pistols sighted in so that when I grab it (or them) up they will hit where I aim.
Thanks for the advice Wally, (taking me a while to type this since I'm on pain drugs for a few days.