Tag Archives : black powder

How to Choose the Right Brand and Amount of Powder for Your CVA Rifle 1

CVA Accura Muzzleloader Best Load to use“I have five, different, 3-inch Magnum turkey shotguns, and I hunt with each,” outdoor writer John E. Phillips says. “Each of those guns patterns a different brand and size of shot best. So, I’ve learned that regardless of the gun you shoot, the type of shell and the amount of powder you shoot, you can shoot better groups by letting the gun tell you what brand, what bullet, and what powder it shoots best.”

As Americans, we generally unconsciously believe that more is better.… Read more

Shooting a CVA Muzzleloader

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

Third Day is a Charm: James Blankenbeckler’s New Mexico Bull Elk 460

The Bull Elk James Killed in New Mexico

The Bull Elk James Killed in New Mexico

Editor’s Note: Story by James Blankenbeckler, is one of the hosts of “Open Season TV” on the Pursuit Channel, channel 240 on Dish Network, that’s been running for six years.

After doing many hours of research, I was excited for the chance to go on a rifle elk hunt in New Mexico with Vince Vigil and New Mexico Hunting Adventures.… Read more

The Bull Elk James Killed in New Mexico

CVA Apex, IMR White Hot Powder, & Powerbelt Bullet

Taking Deer, Big Game and Varmints with Chad Schearer and CVA Muzzleloading Rifles

Chad Schearer Editor’s Note: Chad Schearer of Great Falls, Montana, former owner and operator of Central Montana Outfitters, guided clients to mule deer and elk each season as well as hunted on his own. Today, Schearer is host of the “Shoot Straight with Chad Schearer” television show presented by CVA that airs on the Sportsman Channel, Fox Sports South, the Lonestar Network and CBS Montana.… Read more

Taking the CVA Accura into the Field 8

Editor’s Note: Carlos Vilorio of Vass, North Carolina, is an avid Muzzle loading shooter and hunter who truly loves the CVA Accura Muzzleloader.

Question: Carlos, in previous blogs, you’ve mentioned the types of groups the CVA Accura and the Bergara barrels deliver. But the real test of a blackpowder Muzzleloading rifle for most hunters is how well the rifle performs in the field.… Read more

Carlos w/ CVA Accura