Recommended Loading Data Table

The proper charge for any muzzleloading firearm is an efficient load which provides consistent ignition and velocity while keeping breech pressures below the maximum safe levels. NOTE: Rarely do two rifles settle on the same exact load.

The shooter should load using the minimum and maximum charge limitations shown in the table below. It is recommended to begin shooting using a charge in the middle of the recommended range, gradually increasing or decreasing the load to obtain the desired results. Tests have shown that heavier loads increase breech pressures while providing only a minor increase in velocity. These tests also indicate that heavier loads may be less accurate.

TABLE 1

CALIBER

PROJECTILE

CHARGE

CHARGES IN GRAINS

FIREARM

TYPE

MINIMUM

MAXIMUM

.50

.50 Conical

Powder FFG

50

50

.45

.45 PowerBelt™/Saboted Bullet

Powder FFG

50

100

.50

.50 PowerBelt™/Saboted Bullet

Powder FFG

50

100

.45

.45 PowerBelt™/Saboted Bullet

Pellet

50

100

.50

.50 PowerBelt™/Saboted Bullet

Pellet

50

100

.45

.45 PowerBelt™/Saboted Bullet

"Magnum Pellet"

150*

.50

.50 PowerBelt™/Saboted Bullet

"Magnum Pellet"

150*

*WARNING: This is a "Magnum" charge and can only be safely loaded in magnum capable rifles. Magnum capable rifles include all CVA Break-Actions, Bolt Action in-lines (FireBolt, MagBolt, and HunterBolt) and any year 2001+ Eclipse and Stag Horn rifles. These "magnum capable" guns can be identified by the one-piece barrel construction, a serial number ending in 01, 02, 03, and the designation "magnum" on the barrel. Such "magnum" loads do require the use of a musket cap or preferably the #209 shotgun primer ignition in order to fully ignite the charge. Such "magnum" loads should never be fired in CVA conventional In-Lines that do not feature the one-piece Monoblock barrel design.

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    What cap to use in cva firebolt muzzleloader?
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