Common questions

Are muzzleloader breech plugs interchangeable?

Are muzzleloader breech plugs interchangeable?

Yes, you can use the standard QRBP™ plug that comes with all 2010 and newer CVA models. This plug will handle Blackhorn 209, Triple 7 and all Pyrodex loose powders.

What is a breech plug on a muzzleloader?

(Gun.) in breech-loading guns, the metal plug or cylinder which closes the aperture in the breech, through which the gun is loaded.

Where is the breech on a muzzleloader?

The muzzleloader is a firearm that is loaded through the muzzle—the front end of the gun barrel. Muzzleloaders preceded today’s modern, breech-loading firearms. The “breech” of a firearm is the end of the barrel that is opposite the muzzle end.

Do Flintlocks have breech plugs?

While other muzzleloaders were modernized, no notable changes were made in flintlock designs. The breech plug — invented by French — is of pyramidal design, permitting the side-spark from the ignition pan powder to direct the flame 360 degrees around the base of the bottom pellet.

Can a CVA Wolf shoot loose powder?

Yep, it’ll handle loose BP substitute just fine. Lots of people say that loose powder shoots better for them than pellets.

What is a blackhorn breech plug?

The CVA® Blackhorn™ QR Breech Plug is specifically designed for use with Blackhorn™ or other loose powder muzzleloading propellants. The CVA 209 breech plug allows the flash-hole to remain debris free after repeated shots with finer, loose powder propellants.

What type of muzzleloader has an electronic ignition?

50 muzzle-loader, called Electra, dispenses with the beloved 209 shotgun primer, and relies instead upon electronic circuitry (see photo) that sends them volts right into the powder charge. So what you get is a no-movement trigger, lightning-fast ignition, more uniform powder burning, and less mess to clean up.

How do breech loaded cannons work?

Breech-loading provides the advantage of reduced reloading time, because it is far quicker to load the projectile and propellant into the chamber of a gun/cannon than to reach all the way over to the front end to load ammunition and then push them back down a long tube – especially when the projectile fits tightly and …

Is it safe to pour powder into a muzzleloader directly from a powder horn?

6. Powder should be kept in the original factory container until put in a horn, flask, powder measure, charger, or cartridge. Use only unbreakable containers. DO NOT pour powder directly from a powder container directly into the muzzle or bore of any muzzleloader, ALWAYS using a powder measure.

What is a safe practice when using a muzzleloader?

Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Do not lean over, stand in front of, or blow down the muzzle. Use only black powder or a safe substitute in a muzzleloading firearm. Wait until you’re ready to fire before you prime or cap a muzzleloader.

Is the CVA Wolf any good?

When I received my CVA Wolf Northwest, I was immediately impressed by the obvious quality in the workmanship exhibited in the muzzleloader. The Wolf fit me nicely and was lightweight, quick to mount, and pointed very well. The breech opened easily and smoothly by simply depressing the lever on the trigger guard.

What is the best load for a CVA Wolf?

CVA recommends a minimum of 50 grains, by volume, of blackpowder or blackpowder substitute in your . 45 or . 50 caliber muzzleloader. The maximum load in CVA break- action guns, and any other CVA in-line rifle designated as a “Magnum” is 150 grains by volume.

What kind of breech plug does CVA Blackhorn use?

Nothing affects performance of your muzzleloader more than a clean breech plug for consistent ignition and better overall accuracy. This stainless steel replacement breech plug is designed to work with all CVA Accura V2, Optima and Wolf models, 2010 or newer.

Why do you need a CVA 209 breech plug?

This plug is optimal for whatever type of propellant you choose to use, either loose or pelletized. The CVA 209 breech plug allows the flash-hole to remain debris free after repeated shots with finer, loose powder propellants. You no longer need to continually clean out the flash-hole after each shot.

Can a breech plug be removed from a muzzleloader?

Beefy for the hard to remove nipples. I needed to remove the nipple and breech plug from an In-line muzzleloader I was given. There were traces of rust next to the nipple. I tried to loosen the nipple to no avail. I looked up this beast and promptly ordered it.

How does a breech plug work on a black powder rifle?

The nipple gave with little force and after chucking the action in a vise and adding a longer cross bar, the breech plug gave as well. I think that without the tool I would have mangled the nipple and stripped the slot out of the breech plug before getting anything done. Overall a beefy tool for stubborn black powder rifle disassembly.

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