CVA Wolf 209 Magnum Break Action .50 Caliber Muzzleloader with Scope Combos
First Muzzy Ever
I've shot muzzleloader a few times before including a Traditions and Thompson. I am a beginner/intermediate hunter and wanted to try muzzleloading. I couldn't justify spending over 500 bucks in case I did not like the hunting style so I went with this gun. All I have to say is wow! It took me a little bit to get her sited in at 100 yards but the day following, I layed down a mature 8 pointer. Thank you CVA for your products and thank you to Bass Pro for selling them.
November 13, 2014
Awesome gun-pleasantly suprised
I went to Bass Pro with the intentions of buying a muzzleloader. I did not have a brand picked out, but my initial thought was I was going to stay away from a CVA. Boy am I glad I didn't. After looking over what was available and at the prices of some of the loaders, the Stainless CVA Wolf with Konus scope was for my price range the best looking deal I could find. I bought the gun not knowing what to expect, but was excited to just have a breakover stainless loader. The trigger feels much better than the trigger on my rifle actually. Very light pull.
I took it out and shot it the next day, yesterday. Shooting at 100 yards. First shot wasn't on the paper, to be expected I know, but was a little demoralizing nonetheless. Found what appeared to be a new bullet hole in the board about 3 feet low. Jumped the scope up 60 clicks, cleaned with a CVA prelubricated patch, loaded another round, and pulled the trigger. Missfire. Again a little demoralized, but after thinking about how wet the patch was, figured I had not dried the barrel out with a dry patch, so repeated, this time running two dry patches. Next shot had brought me up to about 18" low. Again cleaned after every shot, 60 more clicks up, pulled the trigger and ended up about 6 inchs high. Fired another shot off, and was within and inch of my last shot. Brought the scope down a bit, bullzeye. Fired one last shot on a fouled barrel, just to see what I would be working with for a follow up shot, again within an inch of the last shot.
I had my reservations about this gun, being told it was an economy gun by many of my freinds, but I can say, I have not tried a shot a 200 yards yet, but I am confident it will drop considerably, but consistently. Impressed isn't enough to tell you how I really feel about this gun. I am confident when I pull the trigger that brown will be down.
Shooting Hornady Sabots(250 I believe) with 100 grains of powder (pellets).
Don't hesitate to but this gun if you are in the $300 price range. I am glad I saved a couple hundred bucks. I couldn't feel any more confident with another gun honestly.
October 22, 2014
CVA Wolf with Konus 3-9 scope
I have had this for 3 years and still impressed every time i take it to the range. I have over 60 rounds through it and haven't had to make an adjustment to the scope since sighting it in. at 100 yards I am shooting a 2" or less pattern using. 250Gr. Horndady SST-ML Sabots with 100 Gr. of White Hots and Remington Kleanbore #209 primers. I am sighted in dead on bulls eye at 75 yards and at 50 yards shooting 1" high. at 100 yards shooting 2' low. at 100 yards I would say i have a 2" group but most of that is human error and I have many times put a second bullet right through the same hole. this rifle is very accurate with this combination of pellets and bullets. as far as the scope if I was going to buy this combo again, I would buy it with the scope. the Konus scope is of course not top of the line but i would very comfortably take a 150 yard shot without thinking twice. for the extra $$ you pay for the scope combo you are getting a very nice scope. when i bought mine, they did not offer the stainless barrel. mine is blued. I would prefer having the stainless. I can not recommend this rifle enough. for the price and accuracy you will be able to reach out to that elusive buck. oh yeah, the tool free breach plug is great - makes for easy cleaning after a hunt and even nicer when swabbing at the range.
October 14, 2014