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Old 03-14-2019, 09:31 PM   #1
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Default CVA Hunter....which caliber?

I've been wanting to get one of these little single shots to keep in my truck. I'm considering a 7mm-08 since it is efficient in a 20" barrel. But I also really like the 243 caliber or the 223 might be a better all purpose round. I would probably use it almost exclusively for deer. We just dont see coyotes at my hill country lease and daytime hog sightings while driving the ranch roads are uncommon. What does the GS say?
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:34 PM   #2
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.243 as an all around rifle. Especially if it's going to be used for deer.
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:05 PM   #3
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I had one in 223 and it was a real shooter but I traded it for one in 308. With that short barrel it should be a cannon lol!
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:56 PM   #4
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:25 AM   #5
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I have one in .243 and itís never let me down.
Deer, pigs and a bobcat so far.


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Old 03-15-2019, 05:39 AM   #6
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7mm-08 if deer is the primary.
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:04 PM   #7
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Thanks for the input
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:38 PM   #8
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7-08
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:40 PM   #9
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I had a scout in 7-08. I’ve never been a big rifle shooting guy (range shooting), but I could make that rifle shoot cloverleaf holes at 100 yds. 7-08 or .243 would be spot on for your need.
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:12 PM   #10
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I'd go 7-08 or 243 as well
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:13 PM   #11
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I have shot the 7mm-08 CVA Hunter and recoil was suprisingly not bad. I would go 7mm-08, but no smaller than a .243.
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:45 PM   #12
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7-08 for deer. Not a .243 fan.
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:46 PM   #13
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I have one in 45-70 that will handle all Marlin level loads. Great gun for anything I might come across pretty much anywhere.
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:17 PM   #14
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I think they make them in 35 whelen, so that would be my vote, but of the calibers listed 7-08
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:39 PM   #15
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bought my son a cva hunter in 7mm08......MOST INACCURATE SOB I've ever owned. Factory loads, handloads, gunsmith, gunsmith, gunsmith, 2 sets of scope bases, rings and 3 scopes. Finally just gave it away. I WILL NEVER OWN ANOTHER!!!!


I mean the best groups it ever achieved was 2.75" @100
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Old 03-15-2019, 03:08 PM   #16
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K Lane sorry to hear about the accuracy issues. I wonder if it was an anomaly or if their assumes are common.
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:39 PM   #17
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I have 3 of them. The whelen drives tacks. The 6.5 is too new to tell yet. The 300 blackout is junk. Its a crapshoot
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