Well greenhorns like me...Im finally "getting" it!
I have posted issues with my cva hawkins, delayed fire, proper load...wrong cleanout screw...etc..etc. I have finally learned that when I load this gun, I use 95 grains of ff powder, after firing at least three caps off to clear the barrel/bottom area of moisture. I then tap the powder, the I PACK POWDER DOWN BY ITSELF...then I load my 350 grain maxi hunter, which looks like a buffalo bullet. I pack the bullet in a well seated position, and then put a #11 magnum cap on. This rifle now shoots like a dream with this pattern of loading...Im pumped...thanks so much from the experienced shooters on this forum for all your help. al