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#3456754 - 11/17/13 09:29 AM CVA optima load question
Copes
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I know this has probably been asked a 1000 times but Im gonna make it 1001 :).

I currently shoot 2 pellets 100 grains of 777 and a PB platinum 270 grain bullet. my rifle is a CVA optima Pro with a 29" stainless barrel. it shoots ok but I'm not impressed with the performance of the bullet over the past couple years the few deer ive shot with it didn't bleed a drop hardly. If I hadn't seen 1 of them fall I would have never found him. Last sunday a Coyote actually got up and Ran off after being shot.

Whats loads have you guys had success with in this rifle. Thanks in advance for your input
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#3456769 - 11/17/13 09:35 AM Re: CVA optima load question [Re: Copes]
Jcalder
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Go away from the powerbelts would be my biggest suggestion. T/c shockwaves or hornady sst are probably the cheapest route. And most people like them
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#3456783 - 11/17/13 09:45 AM Re: CVA optima load question [Re: Copes]
rem2506
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my stepson shoots 90 grains of loose 777 behind a sierra .45 cal. 250 grain hp and black sabot out of mine.he has killed 3 with this load and furtherest run mabe 20yds. 2 bucks dropped in their tracks. hope this helps. I shoot 90 gr. loose 777 out of my knight with .240gr hornady xtps in 44 cal. with similar results.
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#3461769 - 11/20/13 08:42 AM Re: CVA optima load question [Re: rem2506]
medic
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I shoot 110 gr. 777 powder with a 300 gr hornady sst red sabot.
3 shots 100 yds touching.
I usally clean after 3 shots.
I shot it total of 5 times this past monday while in the stand and the 5th shot was dead on at about 95 yds thru a bucks chest.
It ran about 30 yards and piled up. The first 3 that morning dropped in their tracks but two of them were neck shots.
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#3464351 - 11/21/13 01:41 PM Re: CVA optima load question [Re: ]
Steyrhunter
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I shoot 150 gr Pyrodex with a 250gr SST in an Optima Pro Elite. Leaves the insides like jelly. Give them a chance, I think you will be pleased....
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#3464594 - 11/21/13 04:24 PM Re: CVA optima load question [Re: Steyrhunter]
knightrider
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100 grain loose triple 7 and 250 grain tez or the 240 grain xtp mine will shoot both under an inch three shot group at 100
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#3467188 - 11/23/13 10:24 AM Re: CVA optima load question [Re: knightrider]
Ratvol
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My Optima V2 gets tight groups with 100 gr. WhiteHots, Winchester 777 Primer and Hornady 240 gr. XTP. Will do some experimenting during the off season. Wanna try Pyrodex loose powder, Pyrodex pellets and maybe some BH 209.
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#3470165 - 11/25/13 06:40 PM Re: CVA optima load question [Re: Ratvol]
RUGER77MAN
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Registered: 12/02/05
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100gr triple 7 pellets with hornady sst
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#3470296 - 11/25/13 07:31 PM Re: CVA optima load question [Re: RUGER77MAN]
Copes
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im actually keeping notes here gonna try a few of these out once I gather up the bullets lol
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#3470386 - 11/25/13 08:09 PM Re: CVA optima load question [Re: Copes]
catsbackr
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Registered: 12/23/09
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I highly recommend this combination, I took a beautiful, 100 pound doe Wednesday. 90 grains of Blackhorn 209 and a Hornady 50 cal. Black sabot with a 300 grain, 45 cal. XTP bullet. Super accurate and almost ZERO smoke with the BH 209. Try it.

Edited by catsbackr (11/25/13 08:10 PM)

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