CVA Optima vs Optima Pro

Discussion in 'Muzzleloaders' started by EKUgrad, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. EKUgrad

    EKUgrad 10 pointer

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    Does anyone think that the Pro is that much better to justify the increased cost? Just curious. Thanks.
     
  2. deerhunter401

    deerhunter401 Banned

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    the only diffewrence is that they flut the barrel
     
  3. westkybanded

    westkybanded 12 pointer

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    The optima pro also has a longer barrel which helps burn more powder without it just getting knocked out the end of the barrel.
     
  4. Smoke Eater

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    I have the optima and love it. I could not see spending the extra money for a fluted barrel with 2 extra inches.
     
  5. westkybanded

    westkybanded 12 pointer

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    The two extra inches helps when you are using the full 150 grains of powder. If you use loose powder, you'll be able to hear the unburned stuff hitting the ground in front of you when you shoot.

    Whatever you choose, you'll love it! I love mine!
     
  6. Smoke Eater

    Smoke Eater Spike

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    Thanks I had no idea about the unburned powder. I'm new to muzzleloading.
     
  7. EKUgrad

    EKUgrad 10 pointer

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    Thanks for the info guys. I have been wanting a muzzleloader but have had a hard time justifying the expense of some of the ones like the Knight elite or TC Encore that the mags seem to recommend.
     
  8. ky_longbow

    ky_longbow 6 pointer

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    optima pro mag

    i just ordered one my self from cabelas...........a .45 cal optima pro mag........got a good deal also................free 60.00 scope thrown in.......i ordered the nickle barrel/ black fleck stock for 279.00...............it is in the new christmas catalog................
     
  9. sixxfan26

    sixxfan26 10 pointer

    Just got a CVA Optima (camo stock, nickel barrel) back before the first muzzleloader season. From where I sit, I don't see any reason why I would need anything more than I've got. Shoots great, cleans up easy, and looks awesome!
     
  10. ky_longbow

    ky_longbow 6 pointer

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    well im impressed with my optima pro mag,very good shooting gun, and easy to clean...........the .45 is impressive..............
     
  11. mikie0447

    mikie0447 Fawn

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    Just got optima pro this year, great gun for money. Best thing is easy to cap with scope . Love break down action. Easy to clean too.
     
  12. CVN71 Ordnance

    CVN71 Ordnance 8 pointer

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    What's the diffrence in the CVA Optima and the Traditions Break downs?
     
  13. etownhunter

    etownhunter 12 pointer

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    optima pro....

    I bought a 45 cal optima pro, nickel, with black fleck. I was told that the fluted barrel cools quicker, so you can shoot it quicker without letting the barrel cool, and the longer barrel is supposed to be better on the long range shots. I get a pretty good group at 175 yards with it. I hunted with it and i have not had a chance at a brute, but hopefully the third saturday in october, I will get my chance, if I dont get one with a bow before. I had a thompson center omega, 50 cal, and the optima pro is a lot easier to clean!! I will never sell this gun!!! Another advantage of the gun is the fore end of the stock is flat.A must for a steady shot! I would reccomend to anyone!!
     
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