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 I found a bargain while pawnshopping - CVA Frontier Carbine 
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I really needed an inexpensive percussion rifle for loaning out to people who are new to muzzleloaders when I take them to the range for training. So I went pawnshopping and found a bargain at the first pawnshop I came to. The outside was dirty with dings and light surface rust. But the bore was clean and the lock was functioning like it should. The price was $149.95, sold! The price came out to $165.39 after tax. I took it home and cleaned it up. I took it to the range this morning, used a fixed 75gr volume measure with Shuetzen FFG blackpowder, I also used the cheap stuff too. An old bottle of American Pioneer Powder FFG equivalent BP substitute. I was using storebought swaged .490 ball and pre-lubed patches. Out of 11 guys I was with this morning, I came in 5th place in our casual match. We were shooting paper targets , crow at 25 yards, deer at 50yds, bear at 75yds, and buffalo at 100yds.


Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:38 pm
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Niiiice . . . I love muzzleloaders like that, especially at that price. thumbsup

75 grains, does that give you a pretty good thump?

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Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:41 pm
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Niiiice . . . I love muzzleloaders like that, especially at that price. thumbsup

75 grains, does that give you a pretty good thump?


Not bad at all really as I was shooting patched ball. It will be a thumper if using conicals.


Wed Oct 05, 2022 7:12 am
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Wed Oct 05, 2022 7:14 am
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Excellent price, I could have haggled the price down if I were using cash rather than my debit card.


Wed Oct 05, 2022 7:29 am
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I've got the "Plains pistol" version of the same thing; it's always been a great shooter and has taken several deer. It's very accurate with .490" patched round ball and a similar charge of FFG.


Wed Oct 05, 2022 5:53 pm
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