Since i drew a new mexico mule deer hunt for muzzle loader season i wanted something special and so i ordered a CVA Optima. I already have one, but i wanted a thumbhole version as i like them better. Scope is a Konus Pro 3-10x44.

Sighted her in with 4 shots and then today i struggled with accuracy @ 100 yards due to the extreme heat we had in southern colorado. At around 630 this evening, i got everything perfect and she shot a tiny group @ 100 yards.

Here she is!


3 shots @ 100 yards with 100gr Blackhorn209, 250gr Aerolite Powerbelt, CCI 209 Magnum primers.



Finger removable breech plug is awesome, especially since i loaded up without putting any powder down the bore first!