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CVA wolf 209 muzzle loader


icecold

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Im looking into getting a muzzle loader for next deer season and was wondering if anyone had any comments on this brand of muzzleloader/ has shot one or has one, any info would be great.

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Ice, my son(14 years old) bought one this year to use during the gun season. He has shot it several times over the summer and it's very accurate. Seems like a well built gun and as easy to clean as my Omega at a third the cost. The only problem I have seen with it is the ram rod is cheap and weak and he broke his already. Other than that a very respectable gun.

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I personally would just spend a few more bucks and buy a Thompson Center. I found a nice stainless or blued at Gander for aroud 4 bills. Really as far as guns are very affordable. I was looking at the CVAs too for this year. But decided I will just continue to bow hunt and put the TC in my budget for next year!

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I own 1 CVA and 2 Thompsons. If I had to do it over again I would NOT buy a Thompson. CVA's are a tremendous value! Great gun, great deal. My TCs' are great also, but certainly not worth the difference in cost.

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I am also thinking of getting a muzzle loader. I've seen the ones at gander that are packed in the plastic that come with every thing you need to get started. Are those any good? I don't want to drop 400 to 500 hundred bucks on a gun if I'm not going to like it? Should I stay away from those?

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I am also looking for a muzzleloader for my dad. I curently own a traditions and love it but no one in the area carrys them any more and I know my dad likes mine also. I was looking at the CVA Wolf also cause it was simple for him to use. Any coments about the gun it's self. I know the Knight and Thompson are better but cash is lean for me and he might only use it once or twice a year.

Froggy

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I shot a muzzleloader for the first time this past weekend. I shot both a break action and a bolt action. The Omega break action was much easier to load the primer - just by hand, instead of using fumbling around with a loading tool. The bolt action was also a nice new gun - Thompson, I believe, but I preferred the simplicity of the break - especially in a stand. Just a rookies opinion. They were both fun to shoot.

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To those of you looking to get a muzzleloader I would suggest getting the CVA Kodiak. I paid $180 at Sportsman for it but watch for them to go onsale. I looked at the cheaper CVA's and the stock is hollow sounding if you hit and could scare a deer away. I just got mine this year and took 2 deer already with it. It is easy to clean. I looked at the Thompson but then I saw the price tag. The Kodiak is the cheaper version of the Thompson Omega. My only suggestion to new people to ML is becareful in what you use for propellant. I currently use 90gr of Triple 7 FFG powder with a 295 grain bullet. The max powder I can use is 100gr. There really isn't a need for more IMO. First deer dropped in its tracks and the second went 60 yards. The 50 cal leaves a nice hole and it exciting to wait for the smoke to clear and see how you did. Good luck.

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