CVA Optima bullet / powder options

CVA Optima bullet / powder options

Unread postby SJWarrior » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:16 pm

Hey fellas I picked up a CVA Optima recently and was wondering if anyone else owns one and what you use for bullets and powder set up...I'm hoping to sight it In this weekend and would appreciate any feedback from someone who's found a nice combo.... the manual says use powerbelts but I come to find out CVA owns them so of course they recommend them :mrgreen: Thanks for any info
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Re: CVA Optima bullet / powder options

Unread postby Thunderchicken » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:02 am

SJ,
My buddy has a cva inline. Not sure on model without getting a hold of him, but I know he shoots the hollow point power belts with one 50grain pellet and one 30grain pellet. 80 grains total. We shot last season and he was holding a 2.5" group at 100yards. That's all the info I got. Good luck!
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Re: CVA Optima bullet / powder options

Unread postby ted b » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:43 am

t chicken that's not good accuracy....All depends on what you want use. I blackhorn powder. By wgt 90 grains with a parker be 300 grain bullet sitting in a harvester crushed rib sabot and gun holds 5 shoot group of just over 1.25 inch at 100 yards

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Re: CVA Optima bullet / powder options

Unread postby Thunderchicken » Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:51 pm

ted b wrote:t chicken that's not good accuracy....All depends on what you want use. I blackhorn powder. By wgt 90 grains with a parker be 300 grain bullet sitting in a harvester crushed rib sabot and gun holds 5 shoot group of just over 1.25 inch at 100 yards

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Agreed! It's not cutting holes, but I think the question was does anyone know what other CVA shooters are using!
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Re: CVA Optima bullet / powder options

Unread postby ted b » Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:05 pm

yes it does, as they say not all guns will work with other ones. I should have sent him to dougs message board they loads for everything

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Re: CVA Optima bullet / powder options

Unread postby ub1243 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:04 am

i shoot a CVA Accura
i use T/C Shockwaves in 300gr
over 100gr of granular Pyrodex

most of my shots are under 100y. so far, great accuracy and performance.

i shot Powerbelts for 15 years.
they load great. but performance was all over the place. bullets falling apart. Not penetrating.
so i changed it up and found the T/C Shockwaves a much better bullet.
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Re: CVA Optima bullet / powder options

Unread postby SJWarrior » Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:08 pm

Thanks for the replies guys ...guess I'll try a few different combinations and see what this particular gun likes
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Re: CVA Optima bullet / powder options

Unread postby tomcbigbucks » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:09 pm

Agree with UN, powerbelts are only good for ease in loading. Performance suffers greatly.
Lot of better performing bullets out there.
Go lose powder so can adjust better, Blackhorn, American Pioneer are some good powders. Pellets limit you to much

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Re: CVA Optima bullet / powder options

Unread postby thefirstndsecond » Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:08 am

I use 100grains of Pyrodex
285 grain Barnes

About 1.25 at 100 yards.

I have CVA optima
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