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CVA optima V2 vs CVA wolf #2344184
12/25/17 07:24 AM
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Looking at getting a muzzleloader and figured I would ask the aldeer experts opinion. Of the two listed in the subject section which would you go with?


Life is too short to be small !!

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Re: CVA optima V2 vs CVA wolf [Re: bigt] #2344274
12/25/17 08:57 AM
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The Optima is the nicer of the two. The wolf used to be their intro gun. I have an Optima, and it's a fine shooter. And it's an older model.


Life is a journey. Make sure and bring plenty of Beer.
Re: CVA optima V2 vs CVA wolf [Re: bigt] #2344367
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Go to your Walmart, they have them on clearance now. I had a Optima, good gun.

Re: CVA optima V2 vs CVA wolf [Re: bigt] #2344474
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I’ve got an older Optima that I like.

Re: CVA optima V2 vs CVA wolf [Re: bigt] #2344617
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I have a Optima with a thumb hole stock. It is a tack driver at 100 yds.


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Re: CVA optima V2 vs CVA wolf [Re: bigt] #2345360
12/26/17 02:00 PM
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Thanks for the input guys


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Re: CVA optima V2 vs CVA wolf [Re: bigt] #2370642
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If you haven't bought a CVA yet, they are doing a closeout blowout on the CVA website for a lot of models.

Dunno how the prices compare to the stores.

http://shop.cva.com/pc_combined_results.asp?pc_id=D0A4D7001334445FB8ADE3AA59D2E12F


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Re: CVA optima V2 vs CVA wolf [Re: bigt] #2373008
01/15/18 01:50 PM
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I ended up getting a Vortek StrikerFire Backcountry last week. I just couldn’t pass up the clearance sale they had at midway on this one.


Life is too short to be small !!

http://crshuntingclub.webs.com/
Re: CVA optima V2 vs CVA wolf [Re: bigt] #2373581
01/16/18 01:55 AM
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Nice, let us know how it shoots!

Re: CVA optima V2 vs CVA wolf [Re: Cousneddy] #2374666
01/16/18 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted By: Cousneddy
Nice, let us know how it shoots!

I definitely will wink


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Re: CVA optima V2 vs CVA wolf [Re: bigt] #2375064
01/16/18 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted By: bigt
I ended up getting a Vortek StrikerFire Backcountry last week. I just couldn’t pass up the clearance sale they had at midway on this one.


Try Blackhorn 209 powder + Hornady SST-ML bullets with this gun. I had great accuracy with lighter powder loads, not so much near the max powder loads.

Re: CVA optima V2 vs CVA wolf [Re: cullbuck] #2379460
01/20/18 05:07 AM
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Originally Posted By: cullbuck
Originally Posted By: bigt
I ended up getting a Vortek StrikerFire Backcountry last week. I just couldn’t pass up the clearance sale they had at midway on this one.


Try Blackhorn 209 powder + Hornady SST-ML bullets with this gun. I had great accuracy with lighter powder loads, not so much near the max powder loads.


Looking back in my notes.....

68.2gr BY WEIGHT Blackhorn powder + 250gr SST-ML + Win209 shotgun primer gave ~1830fps in a Traditions Vortek Strikerfire with holes touching in 3-shot groups @100 yards.

By volume, that powder load looked like about 100- 105 grains.

With BDC ML reticle, that gets you to about 310 yards sighed in at 100. But bullet energy gets questionable past 200 yards.

Re: CVA optima V2 vs CVA wolf [Re: cullbuck] #2379869
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Originally Posted By: cullbuck
Originally Posted By: cullbuck
Originally Posted By: bigt
I ended up getting a Vortek StrikerFire Backcountry last week. I just couldn’t pass up the clearance sale they had at midway on this one.


Try Blackhorn 209 powder + Hornady SST-ML bullets with this gun. I had great accuracy with lighter powder loads, not so much near the max powder loads.


Looking back in my notes.....

68.2gr BY WEIGHT Blackhorn powder + 250gr SST-ML + Win209 shotgun primer gave ~1830fps in a Traditions Vortek Strikerfire with holes touching in 3-shot groups @100 yards.

By volume, that powder load looked like about 100- 105 grains.

With BDC ML reticle, that gets you to about 310 yards sighed in at 100. But bullet energy gets questionable past 200 yards.

Thanks!


Life is too short to be small !!

http://crshuntingclub.webs.com/
Re: CVA optima V2 vs CVA wolf [Re: bigt] #2395547
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Originally Posted by bigt
Originally Posted by cullbuck
Originally Posted by cullbuck
Originally Posted by bigt
I ended up getting a Vortek StrikerFire Backcountry last week. I just couldn�t pass up the clearance sale they had at midway on this one.


Try Blackhorn 209 powder + Hornady SST-ML bullets with this gun. I had great accuracy with lighter powder loads, not so much near the max powder loads.


Looking back in my notes.....

68.2gr BY WEIGHT Blackhorn powder + 250gr SST-ML + Win209 shotgun primer gave ~1830fps in a Traditions Vortek Strikerfire with holes touching in 3-shot groups @100 yards.

By volume, that powder load looked like about 100- 105 grains.

With BDC ML reticle, that gets you to about 310 yards sighed in at 100. But bullet energy gets questionable past 200 yards.

Thanks!

Originally Posted by bigt
Originally Posted by cullbuck
Originally Posted by cullbuck
Originally Posted by bigt
I ended up getting a Vortek StrikerFire Backcountry last week. I just couldn�t pass up the clearance sale they had at midway on this one.


Try Blackhorn 209 powder + Hornady SST-ML bullets with this gun. I had great accuracy with lighter powder loads, not so much near the max powder loads.


Looking back in my notes.....

68.2gr BY WEIGHT Blackhorn powder + 250gr SST-ML + Win209 shotgun primer gave ~1830fps in a Traditions Vortek Strikerfire with holes touching in 3-shot groups @100 yards.

By volume, that powder load looked like about 100- 105 grains.

With BDC ML reticle, that gets you to about 310 yards sighed in at 100. But bullet energy gets questionable past 200 yards.

Thanks!

Re: CVA optima V2 vs CVA wolf [Re: Clem] #2403981
02/10/18 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Clem

If you haven't bought a CVA yet, they are doing a closeout blowout on the CVA website for a lot of models.

Dunno how the prices compare to the stores.

http://shop.cva.com/pc_combined_results.asp?pc_id=D0A4D7001334445FB8ADE3AA59D2E12F



Dang you, Clem! I ordered one and used a 15% off (they have a 20% off coupon also but I screwed up) coupon code for $262.57 delivered to my door. Heck of a deal! I'll now retire my old Remington 700ML


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Re: CVA optima V2 vs CVA wolf [Re: bigt] #2404109
02/10/18 09:01 PM
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What's the 20% off code WC?

Re: CVA optima V2 vs CVA wolf [Re: cullbuck] #2404232
02/10/18 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by cullbuck
What's the 20% off code WC?


Here ya go...

https://couponfollow.com/site/cva.com


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Re: CVA optima V2 vs CVA wolf [Re: bigt] #2408222
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Got my CVA Optima in today. Gonna top it off with a Redfield Revolution Accu point. Can’t wait to try it out

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Re: CVA optima V2 vs CVA wolf [Re: skidboot77] #2408388
02/14/18 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by skidboot77
Got my CVA Optima in today. Gonna top it off with a Redfield Revolution Accu point. Can’t wait to try it out


I think you're gonna be happy with it.


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Re: CVA optima V2 vs CVA wolf [Re: skidboot77] #2409850
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Originally Posted by skidboot77
Got my CVA Optima in today. Gonna top it off with a Redfield Revolution Accu point. Can’t wait to try it out


Nice, when I got mine I ordered a blackhorn breech plug and that's all it has shot. It really liked 110 grains volume blackhorn, 250 grain SST with a harvester crush rib sabot. Let us know how it does!


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