Let’s see those Smokeless builds!!

ENCORE

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I see what you’re saying. I was looking into doing the exact same thing, but going the arrowhead route. Any reason to go savage vs Remington 700? Also preference to go with Hankins over arrowhead? And small shank over large shank? Large shank hypothetically would be able to handle more powder, correct? I know that doesn’t always mean accuracy, but the potentially to push a bullet faster is there. How limited are you in regards to powder charges in the small shank? What are you expecting for FPS? I apologize for all of the questions. I am fairly uninformed if you couldn’t tell and I’m looking to absorb as much information about smokeless muzzleloaders as possible. More or less weighing all of the options and see which route is the best to go for me. I’ve 100% decided I’m going to get a smokeless for next year, I’m just having trouble deciding between a cva 45-70 conversion and a bolt action. If a bolt action, what action to get along with barrel length. There’s too many options. I would love a custom muzzy from Arrowhead, but that isn’t in the cards. If I went the bolt route it would be something along the lines of what you mentioned above. Getting a .308 action and mating it up to a brux barrel that is ready to go with breech plug and modules. Thanks again for any insight.

Here's a phrase my dad (R.I.P.) always used.........

"If you don't have the money or time to do it right the first time, where will you get the money and time to do it over?"

Be advised....... ALL the builders have tons of orders to fill. I highly suggest that if you are certain of what you want, you put your order in NOW. You will be extremely lucky to have a bolt rifle built in a year.
 

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small or large shank probably would not affect loads size, i will say 67 grains of 4198 is about all you want to shoot without putting a monster break like i have on mine, as to the break action they are cool and shoot well but i understand the eat scopes and are not nearly as accurate and can be bench finicky but plenty M.O.N minute of nanner head
 

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And small shank over large shank? Large shank hypothetically would be able to handle more powder, correct?
As I’ve been told (over on ‘Hanks Message Board’) a large shank action would be stiffer and “flex” less thus increasing accuracy potential. I’m wanting to do exactly what you’re looking to do as well even though my Hankins CVA conversion shoots into a half-minute (or better) at 200 yards and has plenty of velocity at same distance for hunting (3-shot avg. of 2,482 fps). I just haven’t 100% committed…


Also, for your consideration. Would require changing the bolt face to .308, though..

 
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