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#3018143 - 11/06/12 06:17 AM cva optima and barnes tez
pseshooter300
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I picked up a stainless optima for a little over $200 a while back thought i would play around with it after season. Just wondering how the results are with this gun shooting 777 or pyrodex pellets with the barnes bullets. Might try powerbelt but i have never shot any of those bullets with no sabots. I dont want to shoot loose powder so hoping to find a load to shoot pellets
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#3018195 - 11/06/12 06:51 AM Re: cva optima and barnes tez [Re: pseshooter300]
Tenn.Guy
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150gr triple 7 and 250gr shockwave.
My optima pro loved it.

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#3018456 - 11/06/12 08:57 AM Re: cva optima and barnes tez [Re: Tenn.Guy]
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? on all of the 777 i have bought 2 pellets were the max reading the lable & 110g was the max on the loose can im thinking,do they have different packages that sez 150g is the max load?
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#3019336 - 11/06/12 03:56 PM Re: cva optima and barnes tez [Re: mike243]
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 Originally Posted By: mike243
? on all of the 777 i have bought 2 pellets were the max reading the lable & 110g was the max on the loose can im thinking,do they have different packages that sez 150g is the max load?


I actually read that for the first time today. My barrel was made to hold 150gr though. My optima I had probably got shot 60 times with no issues. I am wondering if it is for safety reasons since some barrels dont handle a magnum charge?

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#3019505 - 11/06/12 05:55 PM Re: cva optima and barnes tez [Re: Tenn.Guy]
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I can't give you any info as to with a Barnes bullet but my Optima really likes 2-50gr. 777 pellets and a 250gr TC Shockwave.
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#3019521 - 11/06/12 06:03 PM Re: cva optima and barnes tez [Re: TheAirMan]
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Any of you all killed anything with the shockwaves?
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#3019547 - 11/06/12 06:15 PM Re: cva optima and barnes tez [Re: pseshooter300]
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The optima will handle 150gr charges, CVA only recommends 110gr as the barrel is not long enough to burn it all up and therefore you will be blowing a lot of sparks and wasted powder.
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#3019681 - 11/06/12 07:11 PM Re: cva optima and barnes tez [Re: FrontierGander]
mike243
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my CVA book states my OPTIMA PRO will handle a 150g,the powder dosent state a brand.in my book it does state to not shoot a 150g load with bullets over 300g,dont know where you are getting your info FrontierGander but lets post what we have in print to keep anybody from over charging their rifle
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#3020300 - 11/06/12 10:45 PM Re: cva optima and barnes tez [Re: mike243]
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120gr T7 - BH209. These are all hotter powders than pyrodex or black powder 2f "goex".
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