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#209 primer conversion
« on: June 11, 2018, 11:25:24 AM »
I'm looking at CVA for a new muzzleloader, and due to the restrictions being lifted, I am beginning to look into a #209 conversion kit. My question is, are there a bunch of different kinds? Are they specific to certain makes and models of guns? Any info would be much appreciated.

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Re: #209 primer conversion
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 11:30:56 AM »
Since you're buying a new CVA, there's no need for a conversion kit. Just buy one that's already set up for 209 primers.

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Re: #209 primer conversion
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2018, 11:31:53 AM »
Since you're buying a new CVA, there's no need for a conversion kit. Just buy one that's already set up for 209 primers.
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It's just a different breech plug to go between 209, musket cap, etc. for CVAs.  At least for the Accura/Optima/Wolf models. 

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Re: #209 primer conversion
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2018, 11:41:28 AM »
And I believe also the firing pin needs changing

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Re: #209 primer conversion
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2018, 11:47:00 AM »
And I believe also the firing pin needs changing
No.  I didn't change my firing pin. 


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Re: #209 primer conversion
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2018, 12:03:02 PM »
And I believe also the firing pin needs changing
No.  I didn't change my firing pin. 

If you are running a optima/wolf/accura you need to change the firing pin for sure.
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Re: #209 primer conversion
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2018, 03:48:30 PM »
Sooooo...... kinda getting mixed stories here....

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Re: #209 primer conversion
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2018, 04:01:51 PM »
Sooooo...... kinda getting mixed stories here....

You're buying a new gun. Buy one that uses 209 primers, which will be most. No conversion will be necessary. I believe the only states left that don't allow 209 ignition is Oregon and Idaho. So the standard, inline muzzleloader is made for 209 primers, and 209 primers only.

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Re: #209 primer conversion
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2018, 04:05:20 PM »
Sooooo...... kinda getting mixed stories here....

I just did 3 and am a CVA Dealer :tup:
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Re: #209 primer conversion
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2018, 07:01:07 PM »
Why not get one that uses Large rifle primers that'll shoot a 300gr bullet at 2400fps and will outshoot most rifles?

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Re: #209 primer conversion
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2018, 08:00:40 PM »
Why not get one that uses Large rifle primers that'll shoot a 300gr bullet at 2400fps and will outshoot most rifles?

Primers really do not have that much to do with velocity.  Velocity is still a product of powder load and projectile weight.
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Re: #209 primer conversion
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2018, 08:13:13 PM »
Isn't a large rifle primer less corrosive/cleaner than a 209?

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Re: #209 primer conversion
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2018, 07:02:34 AM »
Isn't a large rifle primer less corrosive/cleaner than a 209?

I think you may be correct on the cleaner part... but I really did not like continually de-capping and recapping cartridge cases to shoot with.  If you are shooting 209 primers - shoot the mildest primer you can.  Wish they still made the Remington 209-4 primer.
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Re: #209 primer conversion
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2018, 08:49:07 PM »
So, just to be clear- by allowing 209 the state did away with the whole “exposed cap” thing right?  CVA doesn’t make a Northwest 209 conversion that I’m aware of. 

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Re: #209 primer conversion
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2018, 09:03:39 PM »
Correct.  Exposed to the elements was removed from the regs.