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#3195203 - 03/17/13 01:47 PM Re: cva optima help [Re: pseshooter300]
Timber Ghost
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Go to a heavier slug before you change everything.
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#3195497 - 03/17/13 07:03 PM Re: cva optima help [Re: pseshooter300]
pseshooter300
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I got the 290 I tried the 250 to begin with so hopefully the 290 works
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#3195631 - 03/17/13 09:25 PM Re: cva optima help [Re: pseshooter300]
fullstream
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I had got an optima for my son to use last year. I shot 100gn blackthorn with 200 gn shockwaves. This shot close to moa all day long, and was shooting right at 1900fps. I did not get the blackthorn breech plug as it shot well. I only ran about 40 shots through it. I would ditch the pellets & go loose powder. Blackthorn was nice as it was much cleaner then the others. Hope you get it figured out as an optima is a fine ml.
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#3197702 - 03/19/13 07:29 PM Re: cva optima help [Re: fullstream]
Timber Ghost
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My Optima likes 2 Whitehot pellets and a 295gr powerbelt. 209 primer.
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#3201704 - 03/23/13 04:27 PM Re: cva optima help [Re: Timber Ghost]
rem270
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nothing against optimas but ive never seen one group worth a crap. I know of atleast 6 people who cant get them to group. They've tried powder, pellets, powerbelts, hornady, shockwaves, etc and never can.
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#3202001 - 03/23/13 09:59 PM Re: cva optima help [Re: rem270]
FrontierGander
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Registered: 05/09/10
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a lot of the times its not the gun but the shooter/lack of knowledge.

90gr blackhorn209, 300gr powerbelt aerolite @ 100 yards. Thats a 1" bulls eye by the way.


And topped off with a $30 barska huntmaster 3-9x40 scope.

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#3202111 - 03/24/13 06:16 AM Re: cva optima help [Re: FrontierGander]
pseshooter300
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I think it will shoot I just got to figure out what it wants haven't got to shoot the Barnes through it yet
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#3231104 - 04/25/13 06:25 AM Re: cva optima help [Re: pseshooter300]
medic
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I love my Optima. I shoot 105 loose 777 with a 300gr sst. 100 yards 3 shots touching. Clean after 3 shots. Killed 6 deer with it last season 5 of them dropped in their tracks one went 30 yards.
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#3231121 - 04/25/13 06:53 AM Re: cva optima help [Re: medic]
pseshooter300
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I still haven't got to get out and shoot it. I did get some 290 grain Barnes to try though
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#3231418 - 04/25/13 11:23 AM Re: cva optima help [Re: medic]
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 Originally Posted By: medic
I love my Optima. I shoot 105 loose 777 with a 300gr sst. 100 yards 3 shots touching. Clean after 3 shots. Killed 6 deer with it last season 5 of them dropped in their tracks one went 30 yards.
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