CVA Wolf 50 cal ML

Discussion in 'Muzzleloader Hunting' started by CjC73, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. CjC73

    CjC73 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have any experience with this ML? Looking to get one for my dad. He has an older Knight and would like something a bit easier to clean (he likes my Encore ML). Unfortunately an Encore is not within my budget at this time. Found this CVA with a no-tool breech removal and at a very reasonable cost. Most of the reviews seem positive but wanted to get some opinions from you all.

    Also, does this ML allow for 150 gr magnum charges, not saying he's going to use that but just in case. I only use 100 gr in my Encore.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ckgworks

    Ckgworks Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a couple for my children for starting out Elk hunting this year......For our intended uses, I have been completely happy with them. For less than $200.00 for a Stainless Muzzle loader, I'm not sure what else I could expect. For sure the breech plug is a HUGE plus for removal and cleaning......
    The biggest down for me are the Factory sights which are Large Fiber optic beads (Which by the way need lock-tite BAD to keep from moving) Others in my family picked them up as well, and they are playing with sabots in them, but it didn't appear that they shot much better than my TC Maxi Ball's I cast so I have mainly stuck with them. (I think the sights are the limiting factor here) Shooting sitting with a shooting stick, my 10 year old son can put 3- 370 gr maxi-balls in 1.5" at 50 yards before recoil gets to him, and his groups start opening up.....I also was only cleaning about every 6 shots or so, so take that for what it's worth. Yes, they are rated for 150 gr of powder, but for me they seemed to shoot the heavy maxi's better at lower powder charge, and with the kids, I never pushed above 100 gr of Triple 7.....I settled at 85 grs for accuracy.
    I really haven't pushed the range with them so I'm not going to speak to long range accuracy of them, especially with the large front dot, but it was fairly easy to ring the 8" gong at 100. I'm not sure what I'll do with them next......I 'd like to look into replacing the sights, but at the same time, I'm not sure how much money I want to sink into them. I guess it's kinda like anything these days, you get what you pay for.....I don't think that they will hold up long term like a higher dollar muzzle loader, but they work great for getting us out hunting on a budget! Hope this helps-If there is anything specific I can answer, let me know I'll try!
     
  3. CjC73

    CjC73 Well-Known Member

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    not worried about the open sights, he's able to use a scope where we hunt. And ML season is only about 10 days where we are. So sounds like a decent ML for the price, probably go with the stainless w/ camo stock with 1-pc scope mount for about $250.

    And more than likely he won't be using over 100 gr of powder. I think he uses 2 pellets now.
     
  4. bearhtr2

    bearhtr2 Well-Known Member

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    Good ML for what you get. I had a couple of these in years past and they all shoot great. I used the Hornady SST bullets in mine with 2-50 gr 777 Pellets. With a scope it would produce groups of 1.5" at 100yds consistantly. Dropped a Whitetail in VA with it at 187 Yds. DRT.
     
  5. Md reloader

    Md reloader Well-Known Member

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    The CVA's are awesome with BH209 , you do need to get the BH breechplug to ensure good ignition. I only wish the barrel came off for easier cleaning.