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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-12-2011, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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My dad just picked up the cva elite stalker in 30-06. Does anyone here have any experience with this rifle and feedback on them? Thanks
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-26-2011, 11:41 PM
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Can't say just yet , Bought one today for my wife in 7mm08... I'll be sure to chime back in after I get it to the range ...
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I bought one off of the close out rack at Dick's several months back. I've only had it to the range one time, and if memory is correct, I believe that groups were around 2" at 100 yds. I didn't keep the targets. I'm sure that it will do much better when I get time to try some different loads.

Recoil wasn't bed. They seem to have a pretty good pad on 'em.

All in all, I'm pleased with it. It's a stainless model that was marked at $179.


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pretty good find Parson, I gave $215 for the one I just got home today , dang "Delayed" BS on the NICS ... Though this 7-08 came with a simmons scope ( 8 point ) and a nice camo'd nylon sling with suede on the under side.
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Yep! i live close to a Dick's store, so I check the close out rack pretty regularly. Their regular prices are typically high, but when they close 'em out they mark 'em way down.
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yes it was marked way down, he picked it up for $140 stainless with the black synthetic stock no sling or scope or even the scope rails but for that price who is complaining as long as it is a shooter.
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Wow it didn't take long for me to remember why i hate bottom shelf scopes. Took 10 rounds to get point impact to point of aim. Normally this takes 3-4 shots for me. Accuracy looks like 1.5-1.75" @ 100 yrds. So far I'm happy with it and I haven't tried hand loading for it yet.
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Thanks for the review I am thinking about one after Christmas, ( everyone else's gifts come first) I am looking at the 45/70 as I am hooked on the big bores. I have a Shiloh in 45/70 and a Remington Rolling block made in 1883 in 45/70 and I have found them easy to load for and to cast bullets for with no problems. The '06 would be great also as I load and cast for that also might just save a little more and get both.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-09-2011, 06:27 PM
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I have the Optima elite in .45/70 and a stalker in .270. Both very good guns. Absolutely love to shoot the .45/70. I can pass 225gr Hornadys through it all day. I keep this one with open sights. The .270 is a nice shooting rifle also. I dont know if its the gun or the Hornady ammo, but this thing does a number on my shoulder. I think I may switch to the managed recoil loads for this gun. I am very satisfied with both rifles. Deff a good buy.
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I insticntively would guess the 45/70 to be a shooter , since the boys over in the handi section found long ago that the rimmed calibers do quite well in a single shot platform .

As for recoil in my rifle , it wasn't a fair comparison to my other rifle since it was pretty cold out and my jacket was thick , But the 7-08 is known to be pretty mild on the recoil end of things. The real test will be when the rifle is fired by my wife ( shes the one I bought it for , Least thats the story I'm sticking with )
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