Patterning the Apex predator of the gun world. Part 1: Cleaning and Process 11

CVA Apex Turkey Gun after Patterning

CVA Apex Turkey Gun after Patterning

Last weekend, I decided to take my CVA Apex set up with the turkey barrel out for a little patterning test. The gun is set up with the stock CVA turkey choke and a KONUS 3-9×40 Ballistic Reticle scope. The gun was dirty so I deep cleaned it. For those who are not familiar with deep cleaning a shotgun, this is a link to the process: I used a Ballistol soaked bronze brush on a cleaning rod and scrubbed the barrel for 5 minutes.… Read more

CVA Apex Turkey Gun

What to Do Right Now with Your CVA Rifle with Tony Smotherman 4


Deer season is now over for pretty much everyone. That doesn’t mean that you can just throw your CVA muzzleloader in the gun safe and leave it there until next October. Tony Smotherman of the Travelin’ Hunter reminds hunters that they must clean their guns and oil them up before storing them. Black powder substitutes can be very corrosive to the gun, therefore cleaning it is important to ensure your gun lasts a lifetime.… Read more

Pronghorn Predicament with Becky Vannes of Open Season TV 255

Becky's Trophy Colorado Antelope!

Becky’s Trophy Colorado Antelope!

I met up with James Blankenbeckler, co-host of Open Seasons TV in early October for a Colorado antelope hunt. We were facing a sixteen hour drive from his home near Fort Wayne Indiana, and the excitement of our trip didn’t make the drive any shorter!

The plan was to meet up with my husband, Mike. He is my hunting partner/cameraman and this was our second trip out west in search of big game.… Read more