CVA® Buckhorn® .50 Caliber 209 Muzzleloader
Its dual retention points and redesigned trigger make the Buckhorn the most advanced conventional in-line on the market today. This ultra-modern muzzleloader sports a precision barrel and is powered by an extremely hot #209 ignition system that can handle 150-grain magnum charges with ease. Radical solid composite stock design features Grip Dot panels to ensure a comfortable, non-slip grip. Comes standard with a thumb-actuated safety, Illuminator™ fiber-optic sights, CrushZone™ recoil pad, and Bullet Guiding Muzzle. Drilled and tapped for scope mounts. .50 caliber. Barrel length: 24''. Twist: 1 in 28''. Total length: 42''. Weight: 6.3 lbs.
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I shoot mine with my standard hunting load - 110 grains of BP and 348 grain bullet and it kicks about like a 12 gauge with 2 3/4 target loads. Even then it is a softer kick because the powder charge burns slower than smokeless powder.
Stick with 100 grm loads as the 150 grm loads tend to cause the groups to be wider. The IMR white hots worked great for me with the Hornady 300 gr SST sabots. Buy the CVA deluxe cleaning kit with the range rod, bore cleaner gel, rust preventer, and various brushes. Also get the loader kit with the loader and different bullet nipples. You want to use the correct nipple for the type of bullet you choose. Lastly, I bought some of the foam bore cleaner. It works while you clean the rest of the gun. Also get the 500 count bag of patches.
Be ready, you will spend all most as much on supplies as you spent on the gun.