There are so many great muzzleloaders on the market and the winners often boil down to the very small details that push a certain muzzleloader to the top. In this article we review some of the history of the Brown Bess as well as a detailed review of Pedersoli's Brown Bess... For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. I have never owned a ML or even shot one, so If you have owned either or both, please enlighten me. Some guns like a few shots to “come in” and others like to be cleaned after EVERY shot. The Wolf is CVAs entry level muzzleloader below the CVA Optima V2 and Accura V2. The StrikerFire mechanism needs to be pushed up to engage and is easily disengaged by pressing the de-cocking button found on the hammer. Paste as plain text instead, × I think I'm going to go with the Optima V2. I bought a CVA wolf cause we needed an extra one for the boys. I picked up my accura v2 when cabelas had a deal on them, used some points too. The Traditions Deluxe Kentucky Rifle is a beautifully crafted muzzleloader designed for hunters, shooters & muzzleloading enthusaists alike. They are a decent rifle IMHO. I would avoid the Traditions based on the experiences of my dad and a couple friends of mine. We are using Blackhorn 209 so we got the breach plug for that powder. from all accounts when they go off they shoot good groups.   Pasted as rich text. I have the accura V2, sub 1-inch groups at 100yds with 240 XTP and blackhorn. The best new feature is the simplified loading process, which makes it easier to clean and incredibly safe. Any others worth looking at for around that same price range? The LR (long-range) 28” barrel provides better velocity than the standard Optima V2 barrel, so you can maintain proper knockdown power at … In this article we review the features of the Traditions Deluxe Kentucky Rifle and explore the highlights of the iconic rifles... Each year, our Muzzle-Loaders.com team travels to SHOT Show in Las Vegas to check out all of the new muzzleloader offerings. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. In this category, we are comparing affordability, value, accuracy, and ease of use. At my local shop I have heard good things about both, but would like some more input. The Muzzle-Loaders.com team has once again compiled a new list of top muzzleloaders for 2020! The ram rod is flimsy and the stock could use a better pattern for gripping with gloves on. Last year put a scope on it, really dialed it in, 3 bullets touching at 100 yards in the bullseye. Better velocities. The brake also features an enlarged first port, so patches do not get stuck in the brake when cleaning, as well as an extension jag for the ramrod due to the additional length of the barrel. The other 5 models are very comparable and provide great options and are also able to be converted to a 209 ignition if you plan on using this muzzleloader in another state that doesn’t require a northwest ignition system. The WOLF is our most affordable break-action muzzleloader, but it’s still packed with features that only CVA can offer at its price.   Your previous content has been restored. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. I was very surprised by the trigger. I've taken deer, elk and pronghorn with it. CVA has improved the ramrod, on my gun it has the twist up threaded end and no palm saver. CVA still makes a compact buttstock for the Wolf, so you are still able to make one yourself. I like it. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. The muzzleloaders that we considered were the CVA Paramount, CVA Paramount Pro, Remington 700 UML, T/C Triumph Pro Hunter FX, and Traditions Vortek LDR. It is a great option for anyone who wants to reach beyond 200 yards while providing a great value to the customer. We found that the Paramount Pro™ and Paramount™ had similar accuracy, however, the new innovations on the Paramount Pro™ made it a clear winner. The muzzleloaders that we considered are the Traditions Tracker, Traditions Buckstalker, CVA Wolf, and T/C Impact!SB. Every pound matters when packing into the mountains and this category is based on the overall weight, the ease of cleaning and maintenance, and overall accuracy. I'm really torn between the CVA Wolf and the CVA Optima V2. Easy cleaning. The CVA® Paramount™ Pro Muzzleloader Rifle features the new VariFlame® ignition system and the updated .45 caliber Bergara barrel. I've read great things about the Wolf and people on here have told me as much but I'm concerned it might be more of a gun for a kid getting into hunting. If I could get a gun sighted in and accurately shooting at 100 yds, I would be more than happy.   You cannot paste images directly. You have the option also to change barrels and calibers that the Wolf does not give you. The CVA Optima V2 LR is fully capable of installing a sling and the break-action lever is built into the trigger guard, which is more durable and easier to use. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. If you are looking for a budget setup, I recommend it. Can y'all give me some pros and cons on each gun. Theres just some minor changes with the v2 like the breaking lever. I have seen the optima v2's at wal mart at very reasonable prices, was watching for them to clearance the few they had left after season last year, but they never did. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Haven't purchased one yet, looking at doing so in the next week or so. Great rig. I know it will take lots of practice and figuring out loads and all but I guess the 1st decision I need to make is, which muzzleloader, the Optima V2 or the Wolf. CVA. I'm curious as to what experiences other Hunttalkers have had with these outfits. Hope everyone is doing well! I was looking for any info or advice on these 2 muzzleloader, the CVA OPTIMA V2 and the CVA WOLF.