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Old August 15, 2002, 04:59 PM   #3
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Yo, Tax! Sounds like a goodun! We'll have a shoot off someday with my CVA Mountain Rifle, also .54.

With BP you find the load that groups the best, not necessarily the heaviest powder charge. In fact, when you shoot over a clean surface like snow, you will see that a whole lot of unburned powder granules are wasted if you stoke her much more than about 80 grains. Those 120 grain loads just spill a lot of powder in mho.

And, yes, the hooked brass buttplates are their own version of hell on earth when it comes to felt recoil. That, and the crooked stock that dings your cheekbone at every shot!

Congrats, bud!
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