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Thread: T.c. Maxie ball in a cva hawhin rifle

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    Boolit Buddy vrh's Avatar
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    Dec 2015

    T.c. Maxie ball in a cva hawhin rifle

    I am asking if a 375 grain T.C. Maxie Ball will shoot safely in a CVA 50 Cal Hawkin rifle.
    If it will shoot safely, what would be the minimum and maximum powder charge to use?
    Thank you in advance for your replies.
    Da Okie/ Now known as Vearl

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    Boolit Grand Master

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    Southern Illinois
    It will be safe to shoot. I'd start out at around 40 or 50gr and you could easily go up to 80 or more.
    Aim small, miss small!

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    Boolit Master roverboy's Avatar
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    I've worked up to 90 gr. in several rifles. Most times though you don't need that much powder.
    Mrs. Hogwallop up and R-U-N-N-O-F-T.

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    Boolit Master Walks's Avatar
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    Jun 2016
    Safe yes.

    Accurate ???? Depends on the twist. But it never hurts to try. Maybe start at 40grs and up it 5grs at a time to see if accuracy improves.
    Happiness is a Warm GUN & more ammo to shoot in it.

    My Experience and My Opinion, are just that, Mine.

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    Boolit Buddy arcticap's Avatar
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    Oct 2008
    Central Connecticut
    Here's a CVA sidelock manual with load limitations.

    It seems to discourage using heavy weight bullets by giving warnings.

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