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PostSubject: Main difference(s) between CVA Wolf and Optima?   September 28th 2014, 2:16 pm

I've just started to research inline muzzleloaders and I've gravitated towards CVA rifles.  I'm looking at the Wolf and the Optima.  From what I read, the Wolf is the entry level CVA inline, and the Optima is the mid level rifle.  The Wolf has a slightly shorter barrel and is a little lighter.  What is the functional difference between the Wolf and Optima?  From what I'm seeing in online prices, the price difference between the two rifles is about $50. 

Is the Optima a noticeably better rifle than the Wolf?  Can I shoot Blackhorn 209 out of either? 

Would the Wolf serve as a 100 yard or shorter hunting rifle?  If it can hold minute of deer at 100 yards that's as much as I ask from my Mossberg 12 slug gun.
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PostSubject: Re: Main difference(s) between CVA Wolf and Optima?   September 29th 2014, 2:03 am

The Wolf will put 5 shots into less than an inch if the driver does his part from 110 yards with 300gr SST's
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PostSubject: Re: Main difference(s) between CVA Wolf and Optima?   September 29th 2014, 5:53 am

The Wolf will easily group like that at 100yds if the shooter is capable. If you're going to shoot BH209 ( I strongly suggest you do ) in any CVA, upgrade to the BH209 breechplug (available from Carlos)

The Optima is definitely an upgrade & is a fine rifle. It does not put you at the premium Bergera barrel level, but they seem to shoot just as good. They are a nice fitting & balanced rifle with a bit more weight than the Wolf which helps reduce recoil. The choice is of course yours & I would recommend the Optima V2 but you won't be disappointed with the Wolf- Greg

PS......don't forget to check with Carlos on the gun & as we've said before, he will set it up for you if you wish. Try to find someone else that will do THAT for you! Keep us posted Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Main difference(s) between CVA Wolf and Optima?   September 29th 2014, 11:02 am

Not a whole lot of difference. The Optima's barrel is 2" longer, has a different style lever that breaks the barrel open, the optima is available with a thumb hole stock,optima has a trigger thats just a little bit lighter in weight.

Both guns will shoot great with the right loads. If you plan on shooting 150+ yards, you may want to opt for the Optima and its longer barrel. If you are a tree stand or blind hunter or even a short distance shooter, the Wolf is real quick and handy in this situations.
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