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PostSubject: CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum   January 27th 2012, 11:53 am

I couldn't pass up what I think was a good deal today. My local dealer had a Kodiak Pro Magnum with laminate wood & stainless / nickel, whatever it was when these were made. Picked it up for 320.00 out the door. I hope that it shoots as good as it looks & hopefully the breech plug will work with BH 209
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PostSubject: Re: CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum   January 27th 2012, 11:55 am

Oh nice! Those were extremely sharp looking with the laminated stock. Especially the thumbhole stocks!

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum   January 27th 2012, 12:15 pm

I wish it was a thumbhole, but it still looks & feels good. It's a 2006 model, but brand new. Not sure when CVA stopped production on these, but I have heard some really good feedback, so here's hoping Smile

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum   January 28th 2012, 10:57 am

I have a Kodiak and a Kodiak Pro with synthetic stocks, but in .45's. Both are great shooters and user-friendly with BH209 Smile

Don't be surprised it the trigger is on the heavy side out-of-the-box, but that can be easily adjusted. If the barrel is fluted chances are it's stainless steel.
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PostSubject: Re: CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum   January 28th 2012, 1:20 pm

Thanks Marty. I'll post pics of her as soon as I get enough posts. She is a bueaty, laminated, fluted, & I'm pretty sure stainless. Doesn't look the same as the barrel on my nickel Optima Elite.

Did you drill your breech plug to 035 for shooting BH209? Also is the trigger adjustable? I haven't looked yet. It is a little stiff & the click when cocking the hammer back is pretty loud too.

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum   January 28th 2012, 1:24 pm

You have more than enough posts to post a picture or link.

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum   January 28th 2012, 1:41 pm

Thanks FG......I'll get to work on it Smile

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum   January 28th 2012, 2:21 pm

FrontierGander wrote:
You have more than enough posts to post a picture or link.

How do I upload pics FG?
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PostSubject: Re: CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum   January 28th 2012, 2:25 pm

use either our gallery or sign up on www.photobucket.com and upload them.

On photobucket you will want to copy the [IMG] Code and then paste it here in the box where you type.

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum   January 28th 2012, 2:57 pm

http://store.thirdgenerationshootingsupply.com/browse.cfm/4,7972.html Not trying to be a jerk. i just bought a .45 cal from these folks..

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum   January 28th 2012, 3:00 pm



No issues here. Looks like a great deal. I may have to order another. Were these the magnum models? Also did they ship direct to you or did you have to pay for an FFL ship?

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CVA APEX 45 CAL SMOKELESS
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BARNES T-EZ 250
LEUPOLD VX-R 30mm, 4-12X40 CDS, FIRE DOT DUPLEX DNZ GRIM REAPER MED MOUNT

KNIGHT MOUNTAINEER 50 CAL
VORTEX VIPER HD 2.5-10X44

KNIGHT DISC ELITE .45CAL 1-30 Redfield Rev AR 3-9x40
WHITE 98 ELITE .451 Leupold VX1 3-9x40


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PostSubject: Re: CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum   January 28th 2012, 3:03 pm

I hate being a pain & sounding stupid, but I uploaded a pic to the gallery....how do I get it here?

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FEDERAL 209A
BARNES T-EZ 250
LEUPOLD VX-R 30mm, 4-12X40 CDS, FIRE DOT DUPLEX DNZ GRIM REAPER MED MOUNT

KNIGHT MOUNTAINEER 50 CAL
VORTEX VIPER HD 2.5-10X44

KNIGHT DISC ELITE .45CAL 1-30 Redfield Rev AR 3-9x40
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PostSubject: Re: CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum   January 28th 2012, 4:09 pm

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Thanks Marty. I'll post pics of her as soon as I get enough posts. She is a bueaty, laminated, fluted, & I'm pretty sure stainless. Doesn't look the same as the barrel on my nickel Optima Elite.

Did you drill your breech plug to 035 for shooting BH209? Also is the trigger adjustable? I haven't looked yet. It is a little stiff & the click when cocking the hammer back is pretty loud too.

Good question... ( you must have been doing some reading on the forum ). I use two different breech plugs with my Kodiaks. Both are stock BP's, but one has been drilled out to .035 flash hole. Both breech plugs work well with BH209. I only use the .035 BP when I use Fiocchi 616 primers and BH209.

The trigger is adjustable, but only down to a functional minimum of about 3.5 pounds. If the trigger pull is beyond 3.5 pounds, your best bet is to send it to BPI and have them adjust it.. They will adjust it free of charge, and they do a great job. I've done it before myself, but would not do it again.
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PostSubject: Re: CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum   January 28th 2012, 4:33 pm

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GregK wrote:
Thanks Marty. I'll post pics of her as soon as I get enough posts. She is a bueaty, laminated, fluted, & I'm pretty sure stainless. Doesn't look the same as the barrel on my nickel Optima Elite.

Did you drill your breech plug to 035 for shooting BH209? Also is the trigger adjustable? I haven't looked yet. It is a little stiff & the click when cocking the hammer back is pretty loud too.

Good question... ( you must have been doing some reading on the forum ). I use two different breech plugs with my Kodiaks. Both are stock BP's, but one has been drilled out to .035 flash hole. Both breech plugs work well with BH209. I only use the .035 BP when I use Fiocchi 616 primers and BH209.

The trigger is adjustable, but only down to a functional minimum of about 3.5 pounds. If the trigger pull is beyond 3.5 pounds, your best bet is to send it to BPI and have them adjust it.. They will adjust it free of charge, and they do a great job. I've done it before myself, but would not do it again.



I have been reading & I already have some CVA experience. May I ask why you only use the drilled plug with the 616 primers? I use CCI Magnum primers with BH 209. If the trigger is difficult, I may just send it back & let them do it, but I will shoot it a bit & see how it feels.
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PostSubject: Re: CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum   January 28th 2012, 5:10 pm

Gregk,

The 616's are a milder primer, so I beleive a larger flashhole may help assure ignition... which it has in fact done. It's a proven combo that works so I kept it. I use the 616's sometimes as a primer option to get a particular load to work before I consider scapping it.

The Federal 209A and the CCI 209M primers work flawless with the Kodiak's stock BP and BH209.
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PostSubject: Re: CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum   January 28th 2012, 6:49 pm

I am thinking about 100 grains, CCI 209M, & a 250 grain Thor. Of course I also like XTP's, Barnes, & Speer Deep Curls. I also keep Swift A-frame 265 grains on hand & they are a wicked bullet & if I get to hunt in Bear or Elk area, I have 300 grain Nosler Partition JPP's

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BARNES T-EZ 250
LEUPOLD VX-R 30mm, 4-12X40 CDS, FIRE DOT DUPLEX DNZ GRIM REAPER MED MOUNT

KNIGHT MOUNTAINEER 50 CAL
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PostSubject: Re: CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum   January 28th 2012, 6:54 pm

I also put a pic in the gallery & I can't figure out how to post it here. Photobucket doesn't work either unless it's mobile

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FEDERAL 209A
BARNES T-EZ 250
LEUPOLD VX-R 30mm, 4-12X40 CDS, FIRE DOT DUPLEX DNZ GRIM REAPER MED MOUNT

KNIGHT MOUNTAINEER 50 CAL
VORTEX VIPER HD 2.5-10X44

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum   January 28th 2012, 6:59 pm

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No issues here. Looks like a great deal. I may have to order another. Were these the magnum models? Also did they ship direct to you or did you have to pay for an FFL ship?
Yes sir, there kodiak pro models,which came from the factory with either a Stainless steel or blue barrel. the nickel was offered on the original kodiak model.no FFL is needed for a muzzle loading rifle,will ship to your door..i bought a .45 cal kodiak pro synthetic SS,which is presently at CVA having a trigger job performed on it. examples of the kodiaks accuracy can be viewed in this web sites Shooting forum..which is what lead to me purchasing one. Cool that and i always wanted a .45 cal...the rifle i posted would cost you $207.95 shipped to your door..

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum   January 28th 2012, 7:01 pm

copy the second link " on our forum" and then paste it in the box where you type.

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum   January 28th 2012, 7:02 pm

the Thor most likely will not fit the kodiaks bore. These had the tighter .498-.499" bore and a Thor would need a solid rod and mallet to tap down the bore.

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum   January 28th 2012, 7:14 pm

I've got a .500 which slowly slides down the barrel on it's own & the .501 will have to be pushed down as it starts snug. I am going to order a Gi ramrod & spinjag for it, so I'm not worried about the rod being strong enough, but I still have plenty of bullet choices which means a lot of shooting Smile

Also, thanks FG for uploading my pic. I'm just not very good with computers.


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PostSubject: Re: CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum   January 28th 2012, 7:16 pm

Oh you got real lucky!!

No problem on the pic!

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum   January 28th 2012, 7:18 pm

I have a Kodiak Magnum,what's the difference btw the Magnum and Pro?
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PostSubject: Re: CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum   January 28th 2012, 7:22 pm

I believe the Pro has a 29" barrel.

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum   January 28th 2012, 7:23 pm

You are correct.....29" on the Pro. I am impressed with the sweet balance & feel of this gun. It is one of the best feeling rifles I've ever shouldered, and.....not heavy!


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