Though CVA’s Northwest lineup of muzzleloaders come from the factory set-up to use musket caps, this video shows how you can install a 209 conversion kit on your CVA muzzleloader.
Specifically designed to comply with the muzzleloader hunting regulations in the Pacific Northwest, all the muzzleloaders in CVA’s Northwest lineup are built to use musket caps. However, hunters who want to use their muzzleloader during the general rifle season or in a state where they are permitted may want to install a 209 conversion kit and a scope on their CVA Wolf, Optima, or Accura Northwest muzzleloader.
Check out the video to see step by step how to install a 209 conversion kit and a scope on a CVA Northwest legal muzzleloader.
Though musket caps will certainly work when used properly and when the hunter does a good job of keeping his or her muzzleloader dry, 209 primers produce a much bigger and hotter spark, which translates into more reliable ignition. The 209 breechplug CVA manufactures for their muzzleloaders also lacks the holes they cut into the musket cap breechplugs that “expose the ignition system to the weather” in accordance with the regulations in the Pacific Northwest.
As a result, it is not legal to use 209 primers on a muzzleloader during the special muzzleloader season in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho. You should only hunt with a 209 conversion kit installed on your muzzleloader in those states during the general rifle season or in another state where 209 primers are legal to use.
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