I currently have a CVA Acurra V2 and an Optima V2. Both have been the best over the shelf rifles I have owned to date. Both shoot sub 1 MOA (2 shot groups) and sub 1.5MOA (3 shot groups). This is with NO swabbing between the first and second shot and a spit swab for the 3rd shot as I think that is what realistic would be in a hunting situation. You rarely will have chance for a second shot let alone a 3rd...so by the time you are shooting 3, you likely have enough time for at least a spit swab.I currently have a CVA Accura and it shoots pretty well. Just curious what everyone else is running.
Shooting/hunting long range isn't for everyone and it isn't as easy as some might think. Wind is the enemy. Most shooters/hunters should avoid shots even at 200yds............. Muzzleloader hunting past 300 yards is just really not realistic in my opinion. Honestly, past 250 yards is quite difficult so for my needs the CVA accura and optima are perfect. Heck competition muzzleloader shooters have a difficult time holding 1 MOA past 300 yards so for me *Rule 1 Violation*s start to come into question on how realistic it is to shoot deer past those distances. Just my two cents.
It’s been a while since I checked the long range game for muzzleloaders. Wow the new ones are impressive but also kind of takes the fun out of it.Shooting/hunting long range isn't for everyone and it isn't as easy as some might think. Wind is the enemy. Most shooters/hunters should avoid shots even at 200yds.
However I've taken many whitetail at 250yds+ over the years with a production muzzleloader. On the other hand, I likely shoot more than most and at long range.
I respectfully disagree about the competition shooter part. Inline shooting has evolved into a larger competition and they're shooting MOA and less without a rear rest of any kind, only off the shoulder, out to 500yds. This is also done with production rifles and production rifle charges. Custom rifles can compete, but they are held to a maximum charge of 120grs VOLUME of BH209.
Once you get into customs, such as both rifle photos posted above, then you're talking a whole new world in long range accuracy and bullet energy, and that's using substitutes.
When you get into the smokeless muzzleloaders, the whole world changes again. Its nothing to maintain 1/2MOA at 500yds with those rifles and maintain 1,700fpe (bullet energy).
Never under estimate the capabilities of today's modern inline rifle.