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    Default Neat little Smokeless Build

    I put together another smokeless muzzy, This is more of a conversion rather than a scratch build.
    It started life as a 45-70 which is obviously rated for smokeless application and the breech plug I used is an ASG 209 plug , also designed for smokeless loads.
    It's a nice handy maneuverable little rifle for stalking or tree stand application and more than capable of shooting out to 300 yrds.
    It's a CVA Scout single shot break action rifle, complete with removable muzzle brake ,fluted barrel and integral one piece scope mount.
    This one weighs in a 8 1/2 lbs. scoped, which is considerably less then my bolt action rifles.
    I made a loading tube out of a 45-70 shell casing that was drilled thru and cut shorter to allow powder and bullet to get past the muzzle brake , the brake had to be rebored to fit the tube.
    I plan on using this sabotless so bullets need to be sized to fit the bore and this one requires .450 dia. bullets , but saboted 40 cal. loads can be used with the brake removed.
    This one will also be shooting more conservative loads, with expectations of muzzle velocities of 2500 fps.

    Last edited by smokeeter; January 30th, 2023 at 12:04 AM.

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    New addition to the SML family. Does it have a name yet?

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    A little update on this build, the Fed 209A primers sealed perfectly on the front of the primer with no leakage . I didn't really like the idea of removing the spent primer with a prong and the 45-70 extractor wouldn't work on the 209 primers so I made a custom extractor for this . It worked perfectly.

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