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PostSubject: CVA Accura MR Review   August 30th 2012, 8:54 pm

Has arrived!!

UPS surprised me today and added more stress on my
shoulders by bringing her in today. 8 days from my hunt and she arrives
in all her glory! I seriously have NEVER been this excited over a gun. I
compared it to dating a girl for a while and then.... Well I can't say
the rest but this is one friggin amazing muzzleloader that has complete
style to it and feels like a perfect fit. I test fitted a 4x scope on it
just to see and that sucker with the medium mounts that came with it,
was perfect view of my eye, i didnt have to move my head side to side to
get things lined up, It was perfect.

The oil that was protecting
the bore and other metal almost had that diesel fuel smell.... Odd,
yes... But it cleaned out extremely easily with Gun Scrubber and then
followed up by Bore Scrubber and a Bore Brush. I also cleaned the breech
plug threads out and made sure to flood that area with the Gun Scrubber
to make sure that any kind of machining flakes were left over in there,
they got flushed out.

Once that was done I installed a new
Western Powders Blackhorn209 breech plug, snugged it up TIGHT to mate
the face of the plug to the chamber inside the barrel. Next i removed
the firing pin bushing, cleaned it out, relubed and then added a .005"
shim to the bushing to adjust the "head space" to keep a snug fit
against the primer to prevent blow by. This MR had excellent head space
to begin with so only a thin shim was needed to make it perfect.

Next
I stripped the forearm, barrel, rear stock and again used Gun Scrubber
and sprayed down the frame exterior and internals. A good thing to
because most people think all you need to do is wipe down the gun, clean
the bore and its good to go. No way! Some don't realize that some
machine shavings may still be left behind after assembly. I found some
shaving mainly in the rear stock mount hole on the frame. It still
leaves into the trigger assembly which can really mess something up or
worse, make it feel gritty. CLEAN IT! No matter what Brand of
Muzzleloader it is.

I measured the trigger right out of the box
and it broke clean and crisp at 27oz and then 25oz. After cleaning out
the guts with the Gun Scrubber and re-oiling with  Gun Oil " PTFE
Lubricant" She broke 3 times in a row at 27oz. Another beautiful
trigger!

The biggest thing is the color combo for some. Its a
very very light Tan, depending on the lighting i guess. The Weather
Guard they used is nothing like Ceracoat which is very rough and dirty
feeling. This WG is very smooth and slick and doesn't give off a glare,
even during my picture taking in which i used a flash.

But enough
with the talk, I will be writing a review on this gun later on during
hunting season while we hunt with it. Heres the pics guys.


Not
a big fan of the ramrod palm saver BUT if you load sabots, its very
handy. Its just not needed with my Thors so I will leave it off.




Unscrew
it and have a cleaning jag as well as a built in bullet loader. It fits
Thors and Powerbelts perfectly, I will have to try the sabots I have on
hand and get a list going on what it will work with.



Recessed area is the bullet loader.


They
also have improved the Ramrod Guide Thimbles that have plastic inserts
to keep the rod quiet while stalking or while pulling/replacing it back
under the barrel. They hold the ramrod A LOT tighter than the V2,
Optima, Wolf, Apex. Hopefully they update the other guns with this as well




New
Quake sling also has been updated with Steel parts rather than the
plastic the originals came with. Love the slings but the old ones had
cheap plastic parts that were hard to screw in and unscrew. This is a
huge welcoming improvement IMO.



Nice contour of the upper frame


The
recoil pad I am not sure about yet. IMO it seems a lot harder than the
original crushzone recoil pad. Im not sure if that will be a good thing
on a 6lb rifle but I wont judge it yet until I shoot it.


Beautiful camo pattern to! Its by far my most favorite.




Adjustable Trigger warning:





I can't even say how excited I am over this rifle, I actually was shaking when I was going through it and cleaning it.

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Accura MR Review   August 30th 2012, 9:01 pm



Very Happy

Looks awesome. Good Luck with it. Your report was really good espically for me since I've got one coming from Carlos in Nov. Lets get with the pics......
Thanks again,
Ray......... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Accura MR Review   August 30th 2012, 9:09 pm

How about a Mountain Review on it during this Sept elk hunt?!!

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Accura MR Review   August 30th 2012, 9:24 pm


Very Happy

No rush buddy. When you get back is fine......... Have a good safe hunt and I hope you guys fill your tags.

Ray........ Wink






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PostSubject: Re: CVA Accura MR Review   August 31st 2012, 10:10 am

FrontierGander wrote:

I can't even say how excited I am over this rifle, I actually was shaking when I was going through it and cleaning it.

Man, you need to stop using meth ... or new guns. bounce
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PostSubject: Re: CVA Accura MR Review   August 31st 2012, 12:33 pm

I like that gun. I also like how the sling swivels are metal and not plastic like on the Optima. Thanks for the pictures.
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PostSubject: Re: CVA Accura MR Review   August 31st 2012, 1:00 pm

Looks awesome. It looks like they did a good job with the weatherguard coating at the muzzle. Looks really clean. It also appears that the 'false muzzle' is completely smooth, unlike some of their others, which would be a plus at least for me.
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PostSubject: Re: CVA Accura MR Review   August 31st 2012, 1:06 pm

Steel swivel studs are nice too.

As they should be.

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Accura MR Review   August 31st 2012, 2:51 pm

Had one in my hands a few weeks ago. It looks & feels like a more compact Apex. I really liked it & will prolly get one from Carlos this year. I just wasn't sure about the coating. I'm really curious as to the durability of it.

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Accura MR Review   August 31st 2012, 2:55 pm

I'm worried about it too. I suppose if it started to look bad it could be stripped off, and look like the other CVA's.

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Accura MR Review   August 31st 2012, 2:57 pm

It looks like it may chip easily.

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Accura MR Review   August 31st 2012, 2:59 pm

My thoughts too. I hope we're wrong.

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Accura MR Review   August 31st 2012, 3:00 pm

me too!

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Accura MR Review   August 31st 2012, 3:03 pm

i will drag mine through brush this season and see how it holds up Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Accura MR Review   August 31st 2012, 3:10 pm

Still wish they would make a black barrel/frame with camo stock and foregrip combination.
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PostSubject: Re: CVA Accura MR Review   August 31st 2012, 3:13 pm

That would have been nice. I might have gone for that combo, but the tan is starting to look better to me.

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Accura MR Review   August 31st 2012, 3:14 pm

By the way FG, are you left-handed? Cuz if you aren't you'll have to switch the hammer spur to the other side. Or maybe you like it on that side. Or maybe you just haven't switched it yet. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: CVA Accura MR Review   August 31st 2012, 3:26 pm

nope righty, tested it out, still feels weird shooting lefty but i wanted to see. I mounted a 4x scope on it yesterday too, aims beautifully and pops right up into view.

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Accura MR Review   September 1st 2012, 7:22 pm

FG that is a very sweet looking rifle I too wonder about the coating holding up under hard hunting conditions

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Accura MR Review   September 1st 2012, 7:26 pm

Next week it gets the test.

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Accura MR Review   September 1st 2012, 7:32 pm

Good Luck to the both of you guys Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Accura MR Review   September 1st 2012, 7:37 pm

It looks like it will be a nice gun and no doubt a shooter. I personally do not like the finish and think they should offer it without it. I know it is supposed to be a weatherguard type thing but I have never had a problem with stainless steel and bad weather. As far as being reflective goes, their bead blasted stainless is not shiny by any stretch. Problem with stripping it off is that you don't know how the stainless was finished before they put that finish on. Did they bead blast it like every other barrel and then apply the finish or did they just apply the finish. Then, how would you take it off without compromising the stainless finish? I don't know these are just questions I would have and just my thoughts on it.
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PostSubject: Re: CVA Accura MR Review   September 1st 2012, 7:49 pm

My thoughts too Chad. That's why I hope it holds up. Jon says CVA warranties the finish, and the camo from flaking off, but who wants to keep sending it back for that?

I hope it's durable. I'm really easy on guns, but you can only be so careful. Stuff happens.

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PostSubject: Re: CVA Accura MR Review   September 6th 2012, 7:15 am

I just got my MR sighted in and ready for Kansas in 2 weeks this past weekend. I have to say that I enjoy shooting the MR more than I do my V2. Cant explain it, but it just feels right in my arms and I shoot it better.

However, I already have the weather guard coating peeling off the barrel around where I remove the breach plug.

I am guessing this is covered by warranty but seriously, I haven't shot this thing more than 10-12 times and its already peeling just from removing the BP and cleaning it.

Something I will have to deal with after the season because i have it dialed in right and it is a heck of a shooter.
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PostSubject: Re: CVA Accura MR Review   September 6th 2012, 10:47 am

KraQr4x4 wrote:
I just got my MR sighted in and ready for Kansas in 2 weeks this past weekend. I have to say that I enjoy shooting the MR more than I do my V2. Cant explain it, but it just feels right in my arms and I shoot it better.

However, I already have the weather guard coating peeling off the barrel around where I remove the breach plug.

I am guessing this is covered by warranty but seriously, I haven't shot this thing more than 10-12 times and its already peeling just from removing the BP and cleaning it.

Something I will have to deal with after the season because i have it dialed in right and it is a heck of a shooter.

Dudley just emailed back. Warranty will cover it. What he had to say.

Yes,
the warranty will cover that. Apparently some were coated without
proper removal of the oil. We will replace any barrel that has this
issue. Just instruct them to call our Customer Service Department at
770-449-4687

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