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#472316 - 10/29/07 09:18 AM omega, optima, pursuit-----yalls expert opinions?
solodren
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just wondering the pros and cons of these different guns.. from what I can tell they seem to be around the same price.. just dont know all differences.. If yall have some good input or experience please let me know.. thank yahhh.
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#472458 - 10/29/07 10:46 AM Re: omega, optima, pursuit-----yalls expert opinions? [Re: solodren]
Wildcat
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I bought the Optima Pro for one reason, the 29" barrel.

Remember we're shooting black powder/pyodex/777. The powder burns INSIDE the barrel and that's what gets the bullet going at it's speed. Any time you see fire come out the barrel when you shoot a MZ you are seeing power burning OUTSIDE the barrel doing nothing for the bullet and you are wasting powder. The fire outside the barrel tells you the powder/bullet/primer/gun combo you have is not reaching max performance. You could ever cut back the powder and get the same results.

The extra 2 inches of a Optima Pro barrel gives me more time for more powder to burn INSIDE the barrel giving me the max performance I can get from the powder I use.
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#472555 - 10/29/07 11:56 AM Re: omega, optima, pursuit-----yalls expert opinions? [Re: Wildcat]
DuckBuster
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TC Omega.... bought one this year and love it.. I have shot the optima pro and it shoots good but could not get it to group that well..
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#472623 - 10/29/07 12:49 PM Re: omega, optima, pursuit-----yalls expert opinions? [Re: DuckBuster]
In the Cross Hairs
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I just bought a Optima Pro , and sighted it in yesterday. I am shooting 150 grains ( 3 -50 grain )Pyrodex pellets , with the new 338 grain Powerbelt platinum aero tip .
It grouped excellent for me ......... I am tickled to death with the rifle so far. I will see how it performs in actual hunting conditions opening morning.


Edited by In the Cross Hairs (10/29/07 01:01 PM)
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#473605 - 10/29/07 09:05 PM Re: omega, optima, pursuit-----yalls expert opinions? [Re: In the Cross Hairs]
jakeway
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Registered: 11/22/99
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The only one of these models I've shot is the one I own: CVA Optima. I prefer the break action, though I'm finding it is a little off-balance when cleaning it. (It doesn't weant to stay on the sandbags with the action open.)

If you like the others, and take the time to work up a good load, I'm sure they're all good enough. I strongly suggest you at least shoulder them and see how they feel. The Optima has a kind of weird-looking stock, but it fit me a lot more comfortably than the Omega.


Edited by jakeway (10/29/07 09:06 PM)
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#473812 - 10/29/07 11:45 PM Re: omega, optima, pursuit-----yalls expert opinions? [Re: jakeway]
spctbone
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I have the Optima Elite and absolutely love it! Feels awesome in the shoulder. It is a little heavy, but that helps with the recoil. I am shooting 2- 50grn. 777 pellets and 250grn shockwave spire points. The plus side with the elite is that all the extra barrels you can buy for it much cheaper than the encore.
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#474559 - 10/30/07 02:57 PM Re: omega, optima, pursuit-----yalls expert opinions? [Re: spctbone]
TCounty Hunter
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i am in the same predicament. i am going to buy a new one tomorrow, and i cant decide. its down to TC omega, CVA optima pro, or Traditions Pursuit LT.

all seem to have real good reviews on them, but there is some bad ones here and there on the optima. havent found any real negatives on the other 2. i went to sportsmans warehouse and bass pro, and BPro was adiment about sticking with USA made guns, and highly recommended the TC omega or triumph. i told him i thought i was going to get the CVA optima, and he did all but call me stupid, so i dont know what i am going to do.

The traditions is also Spain made like the CVA, but wally has a camo/nickel one traditions pursuit lt for $239, and i am real tempted. They have a black/bleu TC omega for $298, which is a good buy also, but i really wanted to get a camo/nickel one, and they are out of them.

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#474911 - 10/30/07 07:47 PM Re: omega, optima, pursuit-----yalls expert opinions? [Re: solodren]
FallRutSpringStrut
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I shoot the Optima Pro in .45 caliber. Iam using 100 grains of pyrodex and a 200 grain Hornady SST bullet. This seems to be a awesome load. Seem people think is to light of a load but it preforms great. I have killed deer at 20 yards and out to 140 yards with no problem at all. I would not hesitate to take a 200 hundred yard shot with this load. I shot this gun with alot of different load combinations before I found one that worked for me. I encourge everyone to shoot alot of different loads until they find one they are confident in.
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#474985 - 10/30/07 08:20 PM Re: omega, optima, pursuit-----yalls expert opinions? [Re: FallRutSpringStrut]
dmoo
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I have an Omega and a Encore. I really like the Omega. Shoots great with two 777 magnums and a 300 gr shockwave.
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#475170 - 10/30/07 09:57 PM Re: omega, optima, pursuit-----yalls expert opinions? [Re: TCounty Hunter]
jakeway
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 Originally Posted By: TCounty Hunter
...he did all but call me stupid, so i dont know what i am going to do...


Don't let that "salesman" influence you too much...sounds like he's the one who's full of crap.
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