came home with this cva hawkens yesterday


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murdoc rose
March 27, 2010, 07:13 PM
got this basically for free yesterday though i've wanted it for a while just thought id show it off even though its not too exciting. Haven't got to shoot it yet hopefully within the week though


http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/7730/24531396943507496536452.th.jpg (http://img94.imageshack.us/i/24531396943507496536452.jpg/)

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kwhi43@kc.rr.com
March 27, 2010, 09:56 PM
What is it a 45 or 50? Looks good to me.

BHP FAN
March 27, 2010, 10:02 PM
I have the .50. Congrats!

mykeal
March 28, 2010, 12:13 AM
Not too exciting? Heck, I think it's exciting. Fine guns: inexpensive, very good shooters. I like 'em. Congratulations.
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o254/mykealsm/Guns/CVA%20Hawken/595.jpg

murdoc rose
March 28, 2010, 03:42 AM
its a 54 :)

BHP FAN
March 28, 2010, 07:25 AM
Even better.Carefull with the patch box.NOT a good idea to smack it on something while it's open.

kwhi43@kc.rr.com
March 28, 2010, 03:12 PM
This ought to get you going the right way right off. Use a .535 round ball,
blue & white striped pillow ticking .015-.020 Lubed with bore butter, or
spit if shooting right away. Use Goex FF Black Powder 100 grs. Just make
sure you have the ball pushed all the way down on the powder. This ought
to shoot real well.

murdoc rose
March 28, 2010, 03:46 PM
thanks kwhi, i've been told this particular gun likes Thompson sabots, Ill need to get some round balls but I should have everything else, just checked and the caps I have for my cva pistol fit on here too so good there.

frontiergander
March 28, 2010, 11:09 PM
wow thats a beautiful piece of wood on that rifle!!

mykeal
March 29, 2010, 07:17 AM
I believe the ROT on that barrel is 1:48, although there's a chance it's 1:52. In either case it's a compromise twist rate so it should handle both conical and round ball rounds. I agree with kwhi43@kc.rr.com, although I would start at 70 gr and work up to 100 to find the best load. With that twist rate the round balls may like the lighter loads (70-90) and conicals the higher loads (80-100) better.

frontiergander
March 29, 2010, 11:48 PM
1:48 i used to have a 54 hawken as well, they are shooters. Mine held 3" groups @ 100 yards with 80gr rs, .530 round ball and .015 patch. Although i do believe i had switched to .018 pillow tick later on.
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm53/thepowerbeltforum/Custom%20shop%20Finshes/HawkenAd1.jpg

Ohio Gun Guy
March 29, 2010, 11:55 PM
Looks Nice,

.54 cal, don't they stop measuring in grains and go to the lbs scale for that? :evil:

madcratebuilder
March 30, 2010, 07:32 AM
Free is a very good price, congrats. Nice looking smoke pole. I have the TC version in .50 and it's a fun shooter.

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