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Cva elite stalker?
« on: November 12, 2011, 02:44:15 pm »
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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Cva elite stalker?
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Re: Cva elite stalker?
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2011, 07:41:08 pm »
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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Re: Cva elite stalker?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2011, 12:32:10 pm »
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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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2011, 07:10:49 pm »
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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Re: Cva elite stalker?
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2011, 06:37:23 am »
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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Re: Cva elite stalker?
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2011, 05:44:44 am »
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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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2011, 09:14:52 am »
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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Re: Cva elite stalker?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2011, 08:47:25 am »
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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Re: Cva elite stalker?
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2011, 02:27:17 pm »
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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Re: Cva elite stalker?
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2011, 04:39:10 pm »
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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Re: Cva elite stalker?
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2011, 01:14:09 pm »
I got the Stalker in .444 and converted it to a .410 slug gun. I shot it today first time and everything went great. A plastic shotgun hull with 225gr. jhp. I have 355gr. hard cast gc coming for it, can't wait to get it on the bench!
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