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I picked up this inline new for 50 bucks tonight.. Included bullets, tools, etc. No instructions. Seems very similar to a basic CVA, that has been a terrific deer hunter for me, so I'm confident I can make it shoot. My plan is to get close with the enclosed lead bullets, and then a couple shots with powerbelts for a hunting load and then box it for hunting! Seem logical?
Also since it is #11 breech plug, I'm assuming I do not remove plug for cleaning, and proceed like it is a sidelock for cleaning purposes.
I have all sorts of projectiles including roundball, so if you guys have pet loads for this 1 in 32 let me know.... Thanks
 

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I am not a big fan of Traditions or CVA, but you can probably call them for a manual or get one online. The rifle may serve you well. Some of those rifles do not have a removable breech plug, while some do. I would think the nipple should be removable, if the breech plug isn't. I would get a manual to read over it to be familiar with the rifle.
I know one Traditions rifle the ramrod and jag would get stuck when cleaning and it took two men and a boy to get it out. I think he had the wrong jag after reading the manual.
As far as a load, each rifle has it's own preference. I had good luck with 385 gr. Buffalo bullets in a 1:32 twist New Englander. I used 90 gr. of black powder or Pyrodex P.
Good luck with your new rifle,
Stan
 

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50 bucks sounds like you got a steal. I had a traditions side hammer percussion and it shot great. It was a cheapy but shot excellent it was a 54 cal. I sold it when I built my 54 cal ball shooter with a green mountain barrel. Good luck with your new rifle sounds like you got a good deal. HEck bullets and tools most starter kits cost 35 bucks or so. For 50 you did good. I would think most inlines would have a removable breech plug. Try finding their web site on line they may have manuals you can download for free..
 

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Hey thanks for the replies!!! I had the $49 rifle to the range, just to get it on paper with patched roundball... Pretty accurate with 80gr Pyro.
It has a #11 removable breech plug system, which I may replace with the 209 kit. Hey you know for a backup rifle when someone visits for a hunt,
don't think it would be a problem.
I found the ignition ok with the cap. Would it be beneficial if I went to the plastic cap holder. Does this really keep the cap secure on the nipple..?
Where can I buy?
 

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Remington makes little pink rubber bands to help hold on percussion caps to the nipple. I never had a problem with the caps coming off. I pushed it on good with the priming tool. I did use the rubber rings a couple of times while hunting in the rain to help seal the cap from moisture. Don't know if it was necessary but it was just an extra precaution. I know what it is like to have a nice buck 25 yds. out and the rifle not go off. It was my fault nobody elses. That is another story.
Good luck,
Stan
 
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