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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-24-2011, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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New Toy - Thoughts?

Found a new turkey/goose gun this weekend at a gun show. CVA Gobbler 12-gauge BP shotgun, 1999 NWTF Edition. I'd like to someday graduate to a flintlock shotgun, but this is a good starting point and the price was right.

Looking forward to learning how to use it over the next few months, and hopefully knock off a bucket list item by harvesting a turkey with it next spring. I also plan to take it goose hunting every now and again, if for no other reason that to aggravate my ol' man

First item of business is to find a way to put an adjustable raised rifle-style sight on it. When I shoulder it, my head can't come down close enough to see straight down the barrel to the bead. I can eventually get down on it enough, but in the heat of the moment I don't want to have to think about it. It is tapped for a scope mount but I'd like to avoid that if possible for aesthetic reasons.

I'm not new to BP shooting but have never used a BP shotgun before. Any thoughts or advice I can use to get started on this journey? Thanks!


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Re: New Toy - Thoughts?

Visit the Circle Fly wads web site. http://circlefly.com/html/muzzleloaders.html there is some information there although not as much as a few years ago. The back of the Dixie Gun Works cat has some information as well.

They have a muzzleloader shot gun match at the Tomahawks club in York County every spring.
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Nice!
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Nice gun. I like the crown vic emblem too
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Re: New Toy - Thoughts?

I have 3 origional double shotguns and it is a different ballgame compared to a muzzy rifle.Check for load info here.

http://www.goexpowder.com/load-chart.html

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Re: New Toy - Thoughts?

Thanks for the links and the input. I don't know how much I'll get done here this fall, due to hunting seasons and holidays, but I'm looking forward to having this gun ready to go for Spring Gobbler season! There's a lot I need to learn yet so I don't plan to rush it with this gun.

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Nice gun. I like the crown vic emblem too
I had two of them back in the day. Wrecked the first one, and the dumbest thing I ever did was sell the other one. Loved them ol' war wagons!

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