Many outdoorsmen don’t realize that CVA makes centerfire rifles as well as muzzleloading rifles and rifles with interchangeable barrels. Most people think of CVA as a muzzleloader company only. That’s certainly where the company’s roots are. But for the last 7 years, CVA also has been in the centerfire market. This business represents a sizable portion of the guns CVA produces, but these centerfire rifles aren’t a part of CVA’s muzzleloader business
The CVA SCOUT is a lightweight centerfire rifle, a break-open centerfire single shot, available in .243 Winchester, 7mm-08, .35 Whelen, .270 .30-06, .44 and .444 magnum, and 12-gauge and 20-gauge shotgun barrels. CVA created this many calibers in a break-open centerfire single shot,
because the company listened to the demands coming from its customers as to the calibers and the types of single-fire rifles and slug shotguns they wanted. The demand for these guns is huge because they are economical, they are reliable, they are short and handy and they are safe. CVA also produces some of the rifles in .243 and .7mm-08 for young shooters and smaller-frame shooters. The CVA SCOUT line has a lot of versatility.
Although most people when they think about a centerfire rifle think about a bolt-action or an automatic, there’s still high demand for a single-shot rifle and shotgun like the CVA SCOUT. You would expect that the single-shot rifle would have vanished at the end of the 20th century when the bolt-action rifle began to make a strong run at the hunting market. But there always has been a big demand for these rifles. The falling block Winchester led to the Ruger falling block and the Browning resurgence of the Winchester, and all of these are single-shot guns. Then the break-action single shot made a resurgence. CVA followed that customer demand by producing these types of rifles. Another reason for the popularity of these guns is these guns have to have their hammers cocked. An experienced hunter can keep an eye on an inexperienced hunter and know when he or she cocks the hammer and prepares for the shot. The experienced hunter also can see, without asking, whether the gun is ready to fire or has its safety on by just looking at the hammer. This feature is especially good when you are teaching young hunters how to shoot.