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I recently received an early christmas present, a CVA buckhorn .50 cal, inline muzzleloader.
Before shooting the gun for the first time, I took the gun apart, and cleaned and oiled the barrel, bolt and breech plug. After oiling the barrel, I swabbed the barrel to remove any oil from it. Also before loading the gun, I shot a cap first also. I shot it for the first time today, and a little bit of sparks came out the end. Is that normal for the first time?
 

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I recently received an early christmas present, a CVA buckhorn .50 cal, inline muzzleloader.
Before shooting the gun for the first time, I took the gun apart, and cleaned and oiled the barrel, bolt and breech plug. After oiling the barrel, I swabbed the barrel to remove any oil from it. Also before loading the gun, I shot a cap first also. I shot it for the first time today, and a little bit of sparks came out the end. Is that normal for the first time?
You mean you popped a 209 primer and saw sparks come out the end of the barrel? That's normal. If you put a patch on your loading jag and push that down to the bottom of the breech, I've seen a 209 primer push that two inches out the barrel. All that means is your breech plug and fire channel is clear.

I have a Staghorn Magnum which is what your rifle replaced. Basically you have an additional lug. They are good shooters as you will discover.
 

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I set my wife up with a CVA Buckhorn to hunt with and with the red dot sight on it, it will shoot a ragged hole at 50 yards and well under 2" at 100 yards. So far, this gun has accounted for several deer and a couple of wild hogs....

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That really is a nice looking set up you have there. And that RED DOT is a monster. I looked at one once like that made with the Winchester brand name on it.
 

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Thank you cayugad...

My wife is right handed and left eye dominate and that is the reason for the red dot. With it's large 50mm lens, it has a lens diameter nearly 2" across and that makes it very easy for her to get a fast target acquisition without having to move her head around, looking for the red dot or the intended target....

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