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Old 01-19-2021, 10:17 PM   #1
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Looking into muzzleloaders for next season - I'm looking at TC Impact vs CVA Wolf - do any of you have experiences with either brand and can give me some insight into the quality? Also, which you prefer and why?

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Old 01-23-2021, 09:10 AM   #2
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Looking into muzzleloaders for next season - I'm looking at TC Impact vs CVA Wolf - do any of you have experiences with either brand and can give me some insight into the quality? Also, which you prefer and why?

Thanks in advance

Iíve shot a couple TC muzzle loaders I was impressed by the accuracy at 100yrds


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Old 01-23-2021, 10:28 AM   #3
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I have a couple of TCís & both are consistently accurate.
The Hawken is good for 100-125 yards & Omega out to 200 yards
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Old 01-23-2021, 10:32 AM   #4
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Iíve got a CVA Optima V2 with a thumbhole stock. Topped with a 2-7x33 Diamondback. I shot a couple of less than 3/4Ē groups this fall while doing some load building.

I know itís not on of the two models you asked about, but Iíve got not qualms with CVA at all. Iíve got several friends with them and they havenít had any issues either.


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Old 01-23-2021, 10:45 AM   #5
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I had a thompson center encore killed a bunch of stuff with it, but it was finicky with anything but powerbelts. The QLA is great for loading but not the best for accuracy. I got a CVA accura with a bergara barrel and it shoots lights out. Can't use scopes here but i can get under inch groups at a 100 with a peep and front globe on the CVA. The accura isn't much more than the wolf and offers some nicer features.
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Old 01-23-2021, 10:55 AM   #6
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I hav e the CVA optima also it has been a great gun
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Old 01-23-2021, 11:04 AM   #7
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I would go CVA and at least bump up to the Optima. The Accura is the cats meow and what I shoot. The Optima is a good one though.
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Old 01-24-2021, 11:38 AM   #8
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Much appreciated! I'll be looking at bumping up since I have time to save up until next season.
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Old 01-24-2021, 11:55 AM   #9
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I have owned three CVA Wolfs. Still have one. It is a very good muzzleloader for the price. I had no problem killing deer and hogs at 125 yards and in. Never tried shooting at anything any farther than that. This was also with the factory scopes that came with them.
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Old 01-24-2021, 01:05 PM   #10
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I you want authenticity, quality and are moderately talented with tools look at Jim Kibler kits. They’re the best out there, not cheap though. YouTube will be your friend.
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Old 01-24-2021, 01:31 PM   #11
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I would go CVA and at least bump up to the Optima. The Accura is the cats meow and what I shoot. The Optima is a good one though.
I have an Accura and it is scary accurate. I have taken multiple deer with it and all have been shot in the neck at the base of the skull. I am that confident in its accuracy.

I have a Lupy Ultimate Slam ML scope on it and shoot Powerbelts with IMR White Hot.
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Old 01-30-2021, 07:18 AM   #12
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I have an Accura. Love that thing! Shoots well, carry's well. Very accurate.

Buddy shoots the CVA Wolf. Not all the bells and whistels of the Accura but shoots just as well.
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Old 02-02-2021, 05:09 PM   #13
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I have a CVA Wolf and it shoots well. I killed 3 deer this year with it. I've heard that they're really accurate out to 200yds but I only feel comfortable with mine out to about 125yds.
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Old 02-02-2021, 06:40 PM   #14
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For the price you cannot beat the CVA Wolf. It does its job well and using two pellets(100grs) and a 295gr Powerbelt. You'd kill anything you hit out to a hundred yards. It is what I muzzleload with.
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Old 02-02-2021, 06:52 PM   #15
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Another vote for CVA. I have both an older wolf and newer optima and I recommend the optima to anyone that will listen.
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Old 02-02-2021, 06:58 PM   #16
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I vote CVA as well and if you can afford to get one with the nitride coating. I have one with and one without the coating and cleaning is night and day better.
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Old 02-02-2021, 07:08 PM   #17
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Tagging this one, I think Iím going to get into the smoke pole soon too.


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Old 02-02-2021, 07:35 PM   #18
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Recently bought a CVA optima v2 and am really impressed with quality and accuracy. The quick release plug on the CVAs is a great feature.


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Old 02-02-2021, 08:16 PM   #19
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Have a CVA I bought about 20 years ago. Been very happy with it.
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Old 02-02-2021, 09:09 PM   #20
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i have CVA optima and no complaints
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Old 02-02-2021, 09:22 PM   #21
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Either will work fine, but CVA Wolf is hard to beat considering the price for an entry level.

There are MUCH better performing bullets than Powerbelts, avoid them. Part of the fun is finding a bullet/powder combo your barrel likes. For killing power Barnes Expanders are tough to beat at blackpowder velocities. Over the years Iíve learned to prefer heavier bullets if given the choice, but either 300g or 250g will perform well.


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Old 02-02-2021, 10:27 PM   #22
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I use a CVA Optima V2 and love it! Accurate, light, affordable and hits deer like a freight train. Mine likes 250 gr Shockwave bullets (.45 cal bullet in a .50 cal sabot) with 100 grains of Blackhorn 209 powder.
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