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Anyone have imput on the CVA Optima #6860991
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Getting into muzzle loading this season. If you have experiance with these, I would love to hear your thoughts.

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Re: Anyone have imput on the CVA Optima [Re: Greg Z] #6861423
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Re: Anyone have imput on the CVA Optima [Re: Greg Z] #6863015
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My son acquired one this summer, only shot it once so we are no experts!!! My suggestion is to get on u tube look at all the video's that are put out by CVA, especially the ones about smokeless powder in muzzle loaders. There is a bunch of information on those videos. Then branch out from their.

They certainly seem like they will be fun, welcome to the shooting match


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Re: Anyone have imput on the CVA Optima [Re: Greg Z] #6863990
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I bought a brand new Optima V2 and love it. Very accurate and a great shooter. I need to pull mine out and take it to the range. Getting to be that time of year again.

Edit: I bought it last year and 3 weeks after I got it I shot my first deer with it. He dropped right on the spot!

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Re: Anyone have imput on the CVA Optima [Re: Greg Z] #6864219
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Tell me about what you are loading it with. I am very excited to get mine.

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Re: Anyone have imput on the CVA Optima [Re: Greg Z] #6866714
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very good gun. the v2 is the newer version. few of the guys on my Oklahoma lease shoot them. Id buy one if I didn't already have a TC Stryker.


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Re: Anyone have imput on the CVA Optima [Re: Greg Z] #6866930
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Picked one up on muzzle-loader.com. best prices, 3 day shipping and no tax. Very excited to see it.

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Re: Anyone have imput on the CVA Optima [Re: Greg Z] #6878604
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Find some BH209 powder and Scorpion PT Gold Sabots and you will be in for a treat for sure! Easily a 150yd+ gun.

Re: Anyone have imput on the CVA Optima [Re: Greg Z] #6882044
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I have one and I have settled on 100 grains of Blackthorn 209 powder and 250 grain TC Shockwave sabot. Very accurate. I also use Remington primers. As stated above the Blackthorn is much cleaner then Pyrodex.
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Tell me about what you are loading it with. I am very excited to get mine.

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Re: Anyone have imput on the CVA Optima [Re: colt.45] #6882045
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Colt 45, this forum is kinda like wet powder, slow to take off some times.
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Re: Anyone have imput on the CVA Optima [Re: Greg Z] #6886123
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I use 777 and power belts. I have an older CVA hunter that I just replaced with a cva wolf (thanks to Gander going out of bidness).


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