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Old 09-03-2009, 09:49 AM
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Okay so after shooting my Electra for the first time, I get home and the breech plug is stuck. And I mean stuck. I had my girlfriend hold the barrel down while I whacked the plug wrench with a hammer and nothing... in the end I poured hot water down the barrel and finally it budged... And all this after using CVA's own anti-sieze breech plug grease.

Anyone ever encounter this problem? Know of any better products?

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Old 09-03-2009, 12:14 PM
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My "Meathod"

For both my T/C Omega and my Encore Pro Hunter(Bergara bbl) I use Tetra Gun Grease. Then I screw the breach plug all the way in and back out. Then back in again. I feel that this makes sure that all the threads are well coated.

I use three(3)Triple 7,50gr pellets and have fired as many as 5 shots before plug removal for cleaning. Never had a problem. -------pruhdlr
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:21 PM
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Better product? Yes, teflon tape. I've been using it for a couple of years and have never had a stuck plug problem. Works like a charm.

Go here http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/blac...ique-free.html and scroll down to the comment and pictures by sabotloader. Also look at his comment on this post http://www.go2gbo.com/forums/index.p...c,88214.0.html .

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Old 09-03-2009, 03:56 PM
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another trick is to get the breech plug to about finger tight, then tap the wrench ever so slightly. thats more than enough to hold keep it in place.
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:20 PM
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Not to highjack the thread, all CVA owners should read the following:

2009 Update: CVA Muzzleloading Injuries

By now, there have been countless injuries due to the catastrophic failure of CVA branded muzzleloaders. The exact number is hard to say; I’m out of fingers and toes trying to add them up. All too often, CVA victims are out some fingers all too literally, if not toes.

It is a very disturbing, sad fact that anyone can have cheap muzzleloaders made off-shore, throw them into a box, and sell them in the United States. There are no enforceable industry standards, no mandatory minimum standards in the U.S. to set minimums for barrel quality, reasonable quality control, or proof-testing of muzzleloading arms. Even if a manufacturer like Dikar / CVA knows of the problems and future problems are easily foreseeable, they need do nothing. What everyone finds uniquely disturbing about CVA branded product is that proof marks have been intentionally applied to CVA guns, the guns then sold, even though the guns have never been test-fired at all prior to sale, much less proof-fired in accordance with C.I.P. standards. Dikar / CVA has admitted to this in open court, yet despite the inherent and demonstrated danger of their products, nothing has changed. If these are not fraudulently marked, marketed and sold products, then I don’t know what is

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http://www.chuckhawks.com/2009_CVA_update.htm
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:47 PM
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^ that's all good, but if you have a gun that is on a recall list then send it back. That's not just for CVA products, that goes for any product out there.

I'd expect that you wouldn't keep driving a car that had a recall on it because the driver side door would fall off and the drivers seat would fall out when making a right hand turn on a highway or interstate would you?

anyways back to the Original topic here. I have always used T17 breach plug grease, I put 4 lines on the breach plug, then rub the grease into the threads so that all of the threads are coated. I've always been told when it comes to breach plugs and black powder, there's no such thing as too much grease.
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:12 PM
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ive had a cva wolf for almost a year now. been shooting it, not very regularly, but enough, and it hasnt given me any problems. none at all. very accurate after i found a load combo that it likes. and to say the least, its a little out of the ordinary. it likes 85-87GR loose hodgdons, a 240GR flat nose flat base pistol reloading bullet(picked up 500 for 37.95 at the local gun shop) in a harvester green crush rib sabot. ignition is a winchester muzzle loading 209 primer. it works for mine, cant guarentee anything for yours.
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:48 AM
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The point is "the recall info is buried", the following is cut and pasted from the link:

Even though several thousand of the recalled guns are still unaccounted for the recall information is no longer prominently displayed on the CVA web site and it is no longer listed as the number one "FAQ". The recall information is now hidden behind the "Company" and the "Resources" buttons on the CVA web site. You will find several different versions of the recall notice on the pages of cvaguncases.com.

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Old 09-07-2009, 03:10 PM
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Just so everyone knows, the recal is for CVA guns with serial numbers ending in -96 or -97 (made in 1996 or 1997)
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Old 07-24-2011, 12:48 AM
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I used a 12mm deep well socket purchased from Sears for $5.00. It worked great. I could not budge the breech plug at all with the equipment provided by CVA. I think you need to really clean the threads on the breech plug when you clean it everytime. Then put on anti seize grease but not alot. Also you need to take the barrel off the stock and put it in a vise to get the leverage needed.
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:03 AM
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Here is my never fail to get the breech plug out tricks..

Make sure the threads are clean on the breech plug and especially in the rifle. Wrap the breech plug threads with teflon tape. I like the white tape for most rifles. Then I smear a very thin coat of Slick 50 One Grease on the tape. Screw the plug back into the rifle and when it is snug, leave it alone. Don't crank it down. They always come back out for me at the end of the day.

I know both tape and grease is a little over kill, but nothing makes me more wild then a stuck plug.

How does that Electra shoot?
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:22 AM
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yep finger tight. Over tightening it will cause it to lock up.
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:48 AM
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I have used pemtex anti seize, silver tube. good results. advanced auto stores
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