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    CVA Accura - Best Powder & Bullet Combinations

    It's been some time that I've been looking into buying a MZ and have finally decided to go with the new CVA Accura V2 (thumbhole stock) and pair it with the Leupold Ultimate Slam 3-9x40 scope. So now I need to select the powder and bullets that I will need to get for this gun. I'd prefer to go with pelletized powder simply for the simplicity it offers. And while I know that accuracy can vary from gun to gun, I'm interested in hearing what load combinations you all have found to give you the best accuracy out of your Accura.

    On a side note, does anyone have an opinion of the scope I've selected; good, bad, or other suggestions?

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    Ive had good success using Triple Seven powder. There our many others out there but this is easy to find, it shoots well and its easy to clean up. As for the bullets that can get tricky. Ive tried many over the years with many different brands of firearms, the Hornady SST 200 grn has worked well for me and I recommend it, however take a look at what Harvester has to offer. Check out the website. I started using the 10mm offering about three years ago and am very impressed.
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    Re: CVA Accura - Best Powder & Bullet Combinations

    130gr triple 7 and a sockwave 250. I have the nikon ML scope and can hit milk jugs at 250 on a bench I switched to Barnes bullets for better blood trails

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    best powder is blackhorn 209 and barnes 250 gn tmz my thompson omega with 120 gns powder is pushing the barnes at 2340 fps and I'm getting 1 inch or less at 100 yds

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    Any more Accura shooters?

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    120 grains blackhorn 209 and 250 grain barnes tmz. Scary accurate at 200 yards!! Please note, if you shoot blackhorn 209 with the accura you will.need to buy the blackhorn breech plug. The stock plug will not be reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liv4Rut View Post
    120 grains blackhorn 209 and 250 grain barnes tmz. Scary accurate at 200 yards!! Please note, if you shoot blackhorn 209 with the accura you will.need to buy the blackhorn breech plug. The stock plug will not be reliable.

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    Why do you say that? Please explain.

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    Re: CVA Accura - Best Powder & Bullet Combinations

    Accura put down 2 more this weekend

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    Ok first off, if you haven't bought it yet by the Accura MR, not the V2. Secondly the breech plugs in the CVA's don't have a large enough flash channel to reliably ignite black horn.

    MY suggestion for load,

    100-110 grains by volume of BH 209
    CCI209 magnum primer (do not use the ones made for T7 or Rem Kleen Bores)
    260 grain Harvester Scorpion PT gold.
    Harvester 45 cal crush rib sabot.

    Stupid accurate. I will post pictures of my groups out of my Optima and some different bullets.

    Also, check out frontier muzzleloading forum they are very knowledgeable
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    Here is a target pink target lower 3 shot group 90 grains of bh209, 300 grain nosler jacketed hollow point, ignore the higher shot was my wife. The shoot n see is 190 yards with the same load. Pink ml.jpg190 ml.jpg
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    Re: CVA Accura - Best Powder & Bullet Combinations

    Quote Originally Posted by DocMort View Post
    Ok first off, if you haven't bought it yet by the Accura MR, not the V2. Secondly the breech plugs in the CVA's don't have a large enough flash channel to reliably ignite black horn.

    MY suggestion for load,

    100-110 grains by volume of BH 209
    CCI209 magnum primer (do not use the ones made for T7 or Rem Kleen Bores)
    260 grain Harvester Scorpion PT gold.
    Harvester 45 cal crush rib sabot.

    Stupid accurate. I will post pictures of my groups out of my Optima and some different bullets.

    Also, check out frontier muzzleloading forum they are very knowledgeable
    Why get the MR instead of the V2?

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    CVA Accura - Best Powder & Bullet Combinations

    Lighter
    Specifically made for a scope
    Shoots great.

    It's roughly the same price.

    Call Ed's gun shop in North Carolina talk with Carlos. He has forgotten more about smoke poles than I will ever know.

    He has the best prices on black horn, the breech plug you need to shot it (western powders), and bullets

    He has proven over and over that a short barrel will shoot with a long barrel.


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    Re: CVA Accura - Best Powder & Bullet Combinations

    Quote Originally Posted by DocMort View Post
    Lighter
    Specifically made for a scope
    Shoots great.

    It's roughly the same price.

    Call Ed's gun shop in North Carolina talk with Carlos. He has forgotten more about smoke poles than I will ever know.

    He has the best prices on black horn, the breech plug you need to shot it (western powders), and bullets

    He has proven over and over that a short barrel will shoot with a long barrel.


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    Thanks for that but 1) gun will be bought from Bass Pro as I have free money to spend there and 2) I actually would prefer to have a heavier gun as it'll have less recoil. Now if one was more accurate than the other, that would be a different story.

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    CVA Accura - Best Powder & Bullet Combinations

    Bass pro sells them as well

    And I know guys swear by both guns that's up to you.

    If you decide to go black horn route I think it kicks slightly less than t7 and white hits. Plus it's not corrosive.




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    CVA Accura - Best Powder & Bullet Combinations

    The scope you chose is a great one.

    I see you wanted pellets. T7 leaves a crud ring, white hots are good leave a bit of crud ring.




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    Blackhorn is the way to go in my opinion. Much cleaner to shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lrbergin View Post
    Blackhorn is the way to go in my opinion. Much cleaner to shoot.
    I agree. BH all the way.

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