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This is letting the guys that were interested know what rifles my daughter and I ended up with. These were ordered directly from CVA listed as blemished/refurbished, and you couldn’t pick the exact rifle you want, only the model like Accura, Optima or Wolf. I gotta say I about $hit my pants when I opened my box and it was the Accura LR .45 cal. with thumb hole stock in Max 1 camo,, case, sling and scope all included. My daughter got the .50 cal. Optima with 26” Nitride barrel and thumbhole stock. We are thrilled! The only thing I noticed that was possibly a blemish on my Accura is it is drilled and tapped for sights. Not sure if they did that on that model. I could care less. $296 Accura $205 Optima
Thanks to Packout for the information.
 

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I called my buddy that has the exact same Accura and he told me his is drilled and tapped for sights. I really think these are not blems, but rather clearance models because of the new 2021 line coming out.
 

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Great deals. Both of those gun packages retailed for over $700. You're Welcome! (I'll just need your cell numbers if I need help on a pack out. haha)

They are most likely refurbs and blems. Any new guns still in stock are priced on the site- those would be the closeouts. You'll see "1 left" at times. Still excellent deals. I might order another just to see- its a no lose situation.
**Only 4 left.
 

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I ordered one up as well. Sadly I was out of town for hte past few days camping and missed the two delivery attempts. I guess I'll find out what they sent me Tuesday. I never thought about potentially getting a .45 cal... I hope its 50cal.

-DallanC
 

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It said .50 cal muzzleloader on their website, so I was surprised I got a .45 cal. I’ll shoot it, it has the 1;22 twist so I can shoot the 280 gr. ELR’s for elk that are made for the Paramount model. 200 gr. Hornady SST’s for deer.
 

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It said .50 cal muzzleloader on their website, so I was surprised I got a .45 cal. I’ll shoot it, it has the 1;22 twist so I can shoot the 280 gr. ELR’s for elk that are made for the Paramount model. 200 gr. Hornady SST’s for deer.
Hmmm ok, I just went and looked again and it does say 50cal accura v2 on their page. I'll just wait to see what shows up. My son was shooting his MR V2 this weekend, he was getting some pretty impressive groups until the final two went into bizzaro land. I think his scope is crapping out.

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Was enjoying sleeping in this morning when I heard industrial brakes squeaking to a halt in front of the house. Hopped up and sure enough, FedEx truck sitting there. They were supposed to try the 3rd delivery tomorrow... ah well, I grabbed clothes, tripping and trying to dress while running outside before the truck took off. Caught the guy in the nick of time.

With all of these its a gamble to whatcha get for sure... today I think I won. :) I opened the generic box to find just a gun case inside with no other box or packaging. Pulled out the case and unzipped it. To my dismay it was a fully scoped Accura v2 PR apparently. Its 3" longer than my sons MR and definitely not 30" for the LR. It did have the new style "humpy" stock / cheek pad. $681 is the price CVA has for this kit.

IDK how good the KonusPro scopes are... I'd still rather throw a Vortex on it... but hey, it has to be a decent scope if CVA puts it on their "most accurate rifle guaranteed" smokepole lol. I'll post a picture later. Very happy with this impulse purchase lol

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Dallan,
I have a CVA Accura with the Konus scope. I was leary of it, but after sighting it in with the recommended loadings (there are several), it has a BDC reticles dialed in specifically for the Accura. I've used it successfully out to 300 yards! I think you'll like it. This will season 3 for my Accura. Its really like hunting with a .30-06 as far as accuracy.
 

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Dallan,
I have a CVA Accura with the Konus scope. I was leary of it, but after sighting it in with the recommended loadings (there are several), it has a BDC reticles dialed in specifically for the Accura. I've used it successfully out to 300 yards! I think you'll like it. This will season 3 for my Accura. Its really like hunting with a .30-06 as far as accuracy.
LOL, you couldnt have posted that a few days ago? ROFL... Fedex just dropped off a new Vortex 30 min ago. Hhahah. Maybe I'll shoot the Konus a bit before I decide what to use long term. I did some googling, the Konus is a $100 scope and some people have mentioned drift after a year or two. Thats why I thought about upgrading... that and I had near enough cabela's points to cover the price so it was mostly free.

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When I got my CVA Accura V2 I had the option of a Konus or a Leupold Freedom scope. I picked the Leupold and it has worked fine. But I did wonder how the Konus would of worked
 

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Mine came with a Konus Pro 3x10x44. If I had some primers I would be out shooting it right now. I picked up some triple 7 powder and 3 packs of Powerbelt ELR 280 grain bullets.
 

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So IDK if anyones shot theirs... but "most accurate muzzleloader you'll ever own" is a JOKE.

This gun is by far one of the most inaccurate gun packages I've ever owned. If you cut the sites off entirely and shot with only pointing the barrel like a shotgun it would probably be more accurate. With supplies in such short supply, I LOATHE wasting components on something problematic like this.

I was using huge 24x24" paper targets for this, all at 100 yards. I used BH209 100gr volumetric (I weighed my charges though, using BH's .7 x Volume formula, for a scale weight of 70gr which equals 100gr by volume), 240gr XTP Hornady Sabots. 209M primer... and yes, I bought the special BH209 breech plug. Also fired from bench rest on a lead sled (no weights).

First shot, 5" high, 5" right from center. Not bad for a first shot out of a new gun, very promising. Second shot... dunno, nothing on paper, a complete miss. Suspected high left off target (that would be at least +14" high to miss the backer board). Adjusted scope 12 clicks left, 7 clicks down. Next shot, in the dirt below the target, easily +16" low. Adjusted scope back up 7 clicks. Next shot 4" high and right. This is a 1/4" click scope btw. It continued like that for a few more shots all over the place with ZERO consistency.

I quit and switched over to the Rem700ML. That one has its own issues I'm trying to work through. I've given up on BH209 in that gun, its trash powder that cant group for anything and is just as filthy as pyro (note, I had RUST inside my breech plug after this winter... I've never seen that in 15 years of shooting pyro. The last time the gun was fired was using BH209 and it got a good cleaning as always before storage... yet the rust was there when I got it out. IDK... BH209 is supposed to be less corrosive / reactive).

Frustrating! Worry is increasing as my 209M's run lower and lower. My bottle of BH209 is nearly empty, only have 1 more.

Its obvious to point fingers at the scope and not the gun, but as this is a full scope / gun kit from CVA, I blame the whole thing. I really cant return it as a refurb / blem purchase... so when I got home I immediately ripped the Konus off and stuck on a new Vortex DiamondBack. I'll try and get out and shoot again in the coming weeks, 4th of july weekend for sure.

Hopefully, it is just the scope... we'll see I guess.

I hope you all have much better luck with yours, I'm really disappointed initially after the first shooting session. At this point, I'm praying I can at least achieve 4MOA groups, smaller would be even better. I have no confidence of anything under 2MOA, ever in the Accura.

-DallanC
 

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I tried to shoot at Lee Kay yesterday. Got caught up in a traffic mess on 5600 W and turned around and went back to Tooele. That whole area is a mess with the Mountain View corridor being constructed. I now remember why I avoid Salt Lake county. I would have shot in Tooele, but I don't want to be the guy that starts a fire. I have found 209 primers through friends and family, I bought powder and the 280 grain Powerbelt ELR's. I'm ready to shoot, I hope I have better luck than DallanC did.
 
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