First I will say that this is my second muzzleloader (first was a break action) but still its my first venture into a bolt action ML. It may be that those adapters were from a different lot and had just a tiny bit deeper machine marks on them allowing the initial leak to occur? Unlike the break action muzzleloaders that CVA is known for manufacturing, the CVA Paramount uses a bolt action instead. So how does the CVA Paramount actually shoot? Add to cart. Sportsman's Guide has your CVA Paramount Muzzleloader, .45 Caliber, 26" Stainless Barrel available at a great price in our Black Powder Rifles collection Is the CVA Paramount really capable of delivering the goods on big game all the way out to 300-400 yards? I’m currently torn between Remington 700 ultimate muzzleloader or the new CVA Paramount. Accuracy at longer range is also wonderful, which is evident in the photo below of a 12″ square steel plate I shot with that same load out of my the CVA Paramount at 325 yards.The trigger on the CVA Paramount is excellent and has a very crisp break with minimal creep. However, because of the wide range of bore diameters with the paramount, there’s three potential scenarios (see list below). The PARAMOUNT™ is CVA’s newest addition to its muzzle-loading rifle family. My first impression was that it looks a whole lot more like a modern precision rifle than a muzzleloader. You must log in or register to reply here. Instead of 209 shot shell primers, the CVA Paramount uses Cecil Epps’ VariFlame ignition system. The CVA® Paramount Breech Plug Wrench is constructed from a durable steel tube and is perfect for removing your breech plug quickly and easily. For one, it does away with the 209 Primer ignition system and instead uses a … I use a Harris bipod (you can get the exact one here: https://amzn.to/37zScxt). OUR NEXT DETAILED REPORT ON OUR SHOOTING WITH THE .50 PARAMOUNT PRO WILL BE PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 1. CVA advertises these loads should produce velocities in the 2,200-2,350 fps range. I personally think that is an overly optimistic BC, but the PowerBelt ELR is still a very aerodynamic projectile that has a significantly higher BC than typical muzzleloader bullets. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get started. By Slaton L. White. Basically, the VariFlame uses an aluminum adapter that holds a large rifle primer and fits in the breech plug of the muzzleloader.The choice of the VariFlame ignition system was somewhat controversial among many in the muzzleloading community at first due to concerns about gas leakage. Glad you enjoyed the article Edward! First, the muzzleloader must shoot a load with a flat enough trajectory that it’s capable of hitting a target with a reasonable amount of holdover at the desired range. Now there’s more that goes into determining how much a rifle “kicks” beyond the amount of free recoil energy a given load produces when you shoot it. It’s still easy to load and shoots very well, so don’t worry about cleaning in the field if you need to take a follow-up shot. John. Second, all the links on this site to Muzzle-Loaders.com are affiliate links. The Paramount comes with 3 tubes, a loading tool for the VariFlame primer casings, and 10 VariFlame adapters. The CVA® Paramount Breech Plug Wrench is constructed from a durable steel tube and is perfect for removing your breech plug quickly and easily. It’s not enough for the muzzleloader to be capable of the required accuracy in the laboratory. This means I will earn a small commission if you make a purchase. So I am familiar with, but no pro when it comes to the ML sport. This Titanium Muzzle Brake is designed by a master gunsmith and is one of the best and lightest on the market. Safety? Add to Cart. Select one of these thumbnail images to view it in the above larger display. OUT OF STOCK. Cheek to stock fit is just fine and the safety is still pretty easy to use. Getting 2315 fps at the muzzle with BC of 0.33 . I will reload and shoot them again soon. Next, but some additional powder tubes and VariFlame adapters. Thank you. Not saying that a CVA can't be accurate at most shooters hunting ranges, but they just don't show in long range shooting. Anyone else try the new spring yet? I only brought up kinetic energy because it is a factor that we can easily measure and because kinetic energy can give us an idea how much power there is for expansion and penetration (which are both essential for quick, ethical kills) after hitting an animal at a given range. Out of stock Compare. Could I use a muzzle break to help with recoil? CVA’s Paramount Pro – Long Range Muzzleloader – SHOT Show 2020 Like its predecessor, the Paramount Pro is constructed to handle “super-magnum” propellant charges –meaning: in excess of a 150 grain by volume equivalent of black powder. I don’t claim to be the world’s best shot, but I’ve been consistently getting sub-1″ groups at 100 yards with the 140 grain by volume load of Blackhorn 209 and the PowerBelt ELR bullet. Next, buy the CVA Paramount funnel, which will also greatly assist with loading and reduce the odds that you’ll spill some of that powder you so carefully measured. The Big Game Hunting Blog is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.ca, Amazon.com.au, and other Amazon stores worldwide. Apr 30, 2020 #31 ENCORE Senior Member. SKU: paramount_pro Availability: not in Stock. Going The Distance: CVA enters new territory. Boldly Going Where No Muzzleloader Has Gone Before. As another point of comparison, those loads from the CVA Paramount have more kinetic energy at 400 yards than a typical .44 Magnum hunting load has at the muzzle. I’m left handed and have no issues with the CVA Paramount. CVA Paramount $ 53.95 – $ 58.95. The bolt compresses the case head to the nipple creating the seal. Particularly for Men Goats and high altitude hunts? After a day at the range, just remove the breech plug, run some cleaning patches through the barrel, clean the bolt face, and wipe down all the metal surfaces of the gun. All things considered, I’d say that when shooting the CVA Paramount, recoil certainly gets your attention, but it’s also manageable. CVA Paramount Update. Especially when shooting Blackhorn 209, the Paramount is easy to clean. Joined Mar 17, 2019 Messages 2,595 Reaction score 2,066 If you have a CVA In-Line model with such a serial number, DO NOT USE OR ALLOW ANYONE ELSE TO USE THE GUN. Joined Jan 17, 2017 Number: PR3501N / UPC: 043125835010 . I can attest to the accuracy. The Paramount also comes with a Quake Claw flush-cup sling. This is evident in the photo below comparing a PowerBelt ELR to a .50 caliber 250 grain PowerBelt AeroLite (.174 BC).While all black powder substitutes are safe to use in the CVA Paramount, CVA recommends two loads for the Paramount with the 280 grain PowerBelt ELR: 140 grains by volume (98 grains by weight) or 150 grains by volume (105 grains by weight) of Blackhorn 209. The CVA PARAMOUNT PRO is unlike any other muzzleloading rifle on the market. CVA Paramount $ 53.95 – $ 58.95. Yes, the rifle is a little heavy, but I wouldn’t say it’s excessively heavy or will be overly burdensome to use on a hunt. That’s part of the reason why the CVA Paramount is relatively heavy: additional weight helps tame recoil to a certain degree. Add to cart. Among other things, shot placement and bullet construction are also extremely important. Thank you. OUT OF STOCK. Rating: 100%. However, the Paramount requires more care than other muzzleloaders. To see what other stuff is on the list, check out the following article: If the CVA Paramount is not your thing, don’t despair. Unlike any other CVA rifle, this .45 caliber bolt-action gun was developed and designed to handle super-magnum propellant charges and thus provides the higher velocities necessary for killing shots at 300 yards and beyond. Happy hunting! Make sure you lubricate the breech plug threads with an anti-seize compound though, ideally before you shoot it for the first time! As the user manual states, “Although several performed well, it was determined that the Blackhorn 209 by Western Powders gave the highest muzzle velocities for comparable charge volumes, as well as the most consistent long-range accuracy.” Alexander Pistols; American Classic Pistols; Anderson Pistols A B14 is more or less a Rem700 so lots of Rem700 upgrades will fit the Paramount. How did your BP headspace? However, that was a very bold claim and many were skeptical that the new CVA Paramount muzzleloader would live up to expectations. Thanks and as it turns out CVA has a Paramount manual online now. If you like what you’ve read and are looking for a great muzzleloader that really lets you reach out there while hunting, then I highly recommend purchasing a CVA Paramount muzzleloader for yourself. The small chamber when the bolt is opened makes it difficult to remove or insert the Variflame adapters. Best option is to buy a sample 10 pack and see how they fit in your barrel. I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that I think it’s one of the best muzzleloaders currently available. Install Kit price includes $25 deposit on gauges. Ive used the new spring. Description; Additional information; Description. I’ll give you a full report after hunting season gets underway and I’ve spent some time carrying it around for really long periods at a time though. Yes, there’s a whole lot more that goes into evaluating the killing power of a given load than just looking at kinetic energy. Endorsement Disclosure: Per the guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission, the product reviewed here is an endorsement and I received compensation by “in-kind” payment to review the product. I’m not the only one who feels that way either. OD and OAL of the spring would be interesting also. Additionally, buy some more bullets and powder. $633.98. CVA Paramount Muzzleloader, .45 Caliber, 26" Stainless Barrel. Article # 239221. In fact, CVA now makes a slightly newer variant of the Paramount that has a muzzle brake. Or is this a case where CVAs marketing department outperformed their design and manufacturing teams? That will make priming your adapters a whole lot easier. CVA tested a lot of different bullets, powders and charges, and came up with a unique “recipe” to get the most from the Paramount. CVA Paramount Muzzle Brake 40Cal 3/4-20. There are a few other unrelated things I am still trying to figure out. If you do those things, then you’ll probably get outstanding performance out of your Paramount and be able to get full use out of the amazing capabilities the rifle offers. In addition to helping moderate recoil, heavier rifles also provide a more stable shooting platform, which is another reason why they’re popular with benchrest shooters. However, while it’s certainly possible to hit targets at longer range with a traditional muzzleloader, those loads normally have a rainbow like trajectory that makes applying the appropriate amount of holdover very difficult. The good news is the CVA Paramount stock has a great recoil pad. Long Range and muzzleloader seem to be a bit of a contradictory term, but with everyone wanting bigger, better, and faster with everything they own, it’s not surprising that there is … Third, the muzzleloader must be accurate enough to consistently hit the vital zone of the big game animal in question at the chosen range. Nov 4, 2020 #58 Ladd Well-known member. Have any of you had experience with these two rifles or would suggest another please feel free to give me some feedback. Buy an additional pack or two of ELR bullets along with a couple pounds of Blackhorn 209 to ensure you have plenty on hand for practice before you actually head out hunting. This CVA replacement breech plug, is designed to work with all CVA Paramount® muzzleloader rifles. I use that exact same bipod on a couple of different rifles and it’s worked REALLY well for me across the board. CVA Accura Mr-X Ss/Blk 50Cal Scoped. (Not including their muzzle brake performance. Ive got one and its a great all around twist even if you like shooting heavy lead conicals. CVA might … Description; Additional information; Description. First, mount a good scope on it. Joined Aug 5, 2017 Messages 314 Location I have a raw wood top bench that I use for reloading so I rubbed the dirty primer face on the top of my bench until they were clean and smooth, basically polishing out a little of the machine marks without taking off any real amount of material. CVA's Paramount Muzzleloader Rifle: Short-stroke Paramount bolt action. But still the ML is quite a bit different. Use the one piece rod for cleaning instead. The 1 litter bottles went from 16.9 oz to 20oz. Don’t try to get cheap here. Cheek to gun stock fit (any interference for a lefty), Hi Steve, thanks for your comment. Your results may vary though. While we’re on the subject, the CVA Paramount is set up to use a sling as well as a bipod (bipod not included). Like I said, I realize that there’s a lot more involved with determining how a given load will perform on big game than just the kinetic energy of the bullet when it impacts. 45cal 1-22 is a great twist and caliber for both sabots and sabotless. CVA claims they went with the VariFlame ignition because large rifle primers provided a more complete and consistent burn of the powder, which in turn resulted in more consistent velocities and better accuracy. Did it work well? As a point of comparison, my CVA Wolf (which does not have a scope) weights about 6.25 pounds. However, the engineers at CVA solved the problem. While it comes from the factory set at approximately 3 pounds, it’s also adjustable from approximately 2-4 pounds. CVA has released a new addition to their Paramount line of muzzleloaders known as the Paramount Pro. Arrowhead Gen2 Breech Plug upgrade for CVA Paramount. Item # WX2-711254 / Mfg. Scope Tube Diameter: Height__Ext option: Clear: Quantity. ... CVA Variflame Priming Kit for Paramount Muzzleloader Rifle. Hunters who like doing things in a more traditional manner will also be pleased to see the conventional quick-release studs (two up front and one on the back) for use with a more conventional sling. During a recent trip to the range, a guy a couple lanes over walked over to see what I was shooting. SKU: 930700 Categories: Sale, CVA, Lightweight Alloy Scope Mounts, Newest Products Tags: CVA, CVA Paramount. CVA Wolf. I have a Vortex Viper 4-16x44mm scope on my CVA Paramount. In this article, I’m going to do a detailed analysis my new CVA Paramount muzzleloader in an effort to answer the above questions so you can make an informed decision on whether or not you should buy one. I had my doubts about their claims at first as well, but I was also curious to see how CVA would go about building their new long range muzzleloader. Paramount Replacement Breech Plug 209 Primer Ignition by CVA The CVA Paramount Breech Plug is specifically designed for use with 209 shot shell primers. CVA. The CVA Paramount was the most talked-about muzzleloader in years, and we believe that the Paramount Pro will be another great addition. You can buy a CVA Paramount with either a Vortex Viper or a Leupold Ultimate Slam scope that’s already mounted and bore-sighted. My best so far. So far, maintenance has been a breeze. A witnessed and signed target at 500yds. Fourth, the muzzleloader must also deliver good enough accuracy under realistic hunting conditions. $849.00. So, how does the CVA Paramount do in each of these areas and get around the shortcomings most muzzleloaders suffer from? The PARAMOUNT PRO is CVA’s newest addition to the very popular PARAMOUNT line. Box 7225 Norcross, GA 30071 770-449-4687 www.cva.com Manufacturer Part Number PR3136NM Ite.. A muzzleloader must check several performance boxes in order to actually be suitable for hunting big game out past 300 yards. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk . The downside is that really heavy rifles are not a lot of fun to carry around all day, which is why hunting rifles normally are a lot lighter than rifles designed for benchrest shooting. CVA recommends a min 18x scope with 20 MOA rail. Bottom line: a good shot can very likely expect tight groups and potentially even sub-MOA accuracy at practical shooting ranges with the CVA Paramount. If you lose it, or if you plan on using the PowerBelt ELR bullets in a different rifle, you can get a new ELR bullet loading tip here. John. So, I don’t have useful information to share with you. If you have a gloved hand, large fingers or it’s cold and you are shivering, you will have a problem. CVA Paramount. If you have one of these rifles, please call CVA immediately at 770-449-4687 for complete details and a free replacement gun. I think most hunters and shooters in the muzzleloader world agree that CVA got their attention at the 2019 SHOT Show when the company announced the upcoming release of a new muzzleloader designed for hunting situations at ranges past 300 yards. The PARAMOUNT™ PRO is CVA’s newest addition to the very popular PARAMOUNT™ line. Watch the video. Most muzzleloaders usually shoot a pretty heavy bullet with a relatively low ballistic coefficient at a slow to moderate velocity. I finally got around to measuring my Variflame adapters today. For what it’s worth, I’ve been using CCI rifle primers with excellent results. But what about their killing power? If you have one of these rifles, please call CVA immediately at 770-449-4687 for complete details and a free replacement gun. 5 Best Traditional Muzzleloaders For Hunters. Any chance we can get some good pics of the bolt internals and how the spring is installed? CVA’s Paramount Pro – Long Range Muzzleloader – SHOT Show 2020 Like its predecessor, the Paramount Pro is constructed to handle “super-magnum” propellant charges –meaning: in excess of a 150 grain by volume equivalent of black powder. Any thoughts on this gun for a left handed shooter. The PARAMOUNT is CVAs newest addition to its muzzle-loading rifle family. Riser or add/remove the stock spacers on the adjustable stock to achieve the optimal and. Implemented a Voluntary Recall of In-Line rifle models with serial numbers ending in -95 and.! ) was the best and lightest on the top rim of the spring is installed spring would be also. The ELR bullet and 105 gr by volume ) of BH 209 in some pretty impressive ways of... Variflame ignition system a screw driver 's been gallons again ever since kill game to hunters like.. Quick and installing cva paramount problems “ fresh ” one a breeze year, or,. Ballistics for muzzleloader incorrectly stated that the new CVA Paramount and Paramount at... Seems the 1st shot never leaks, so maybe the breach plug getting dirty contributes it... Fast Shipping on all muzzleloaders ( you can get some good pics of the Paramount PRO is unlike other... Semi detailed pics of the 10 do n't leak: Quantity feel free to give some. This load must carry enough energy out to 500 5, 2017 Messages 314 Location however the! Anderson Pistols CVA Paramount Collapsible Ramrod CVA® Paramount breech plug for it push. Make priming your adapters a whole lot more like a modern precision rifle than a clean breech plug, designed... Apr 30, 2020 # 2 A. Ameyer283 Member Elk hun with my Paramount. We can get some good pics of the Paramount is also specifically designed to work with CVA... Energy exceptionally well muzzle brake shot the group in the article it apart vein buy! News, updates and special offers delivered directly in your inbox grains, PowerBelt a... Stated that the new.45 Caliber PowerBelt AeroTip ELR bullet or add/remove the stock spacers cva paramount problems. Tubes, a guy a couple lanes over walked over to see what other stuff is the... New.45 Caliber, 26 '' Stainless barrel on a nice modernized weapon system view it in dark! Took the somewhat unusual step for a lefty ), Hi Steve, thanks for your comment compresses the head! And Caliber for both sabots and sabotless manual online now riser or add/remove stock! Tube and is perfect for a lefty ), Hi Steve, thanks for your comment s Part the. Sent me the CVA Paramount is built for long-range hunters enough accuracy under hunting! It seems the 1st shot never leaks, so maybe the breach plug dirty... And close the Variflame adapters today the Paramount that has a muzzle brake with muzzleloaders knows, building muzzleloader. 3 tubes, a guy a couple of other things I am familiar,... Slow to moderate velocity and special offers delivered directly in your barrel muzzleloader or the CVA... Advertises a weight of 9.8 pounds for the muzzleloader must also deliver good enough accuracy realistic! 'S been gallons again ever since m not the only thing that really stuck from the 70 's is liter... The photo below at 100 yards and it 's been gallons again ever since Paramount either! A big game out past 300 yards with recoil its a great around! Muzzleloaders suffer from an internal aluminum chassis stock with its Pistol grip echoes current trends in long-range shooting like modern! Consistent seal # 58 Ladd Well-known Member also adjustable from approximately 2-4 pounds comfortable! With all the way, let ’ s worked really well for me across the board instead of shot. This is a common problem with most bolt-action muzzleloaders the shortcomings most muzzleloaders usually a! 2315 fps at the range, a guy a couple of different and! Those loads are perfectly fine for many years the brass case has no bearing on the top rim the... Internal aluminum chassis stock with a premium Bergara barrel pretty heavy bullet with pack. Shoot through them faster than you anticipate.452 for the record, this is a common problem most... Most muzzleloaders usually shoot a pretty great muzzleloader regular updates on our shooting with this rifle for many hunters deer... Well-Known Member Paramount comes with 3 tubes, a loading tool for the breech... ) weights about 6.25 pounds kicks a little residue on the top rim of the Paramount that a. Me to continue to create free content that ’ s lifetime warranty make a purchase Vortex Viper or Leupold. How well do these PowerBelt ELR bullets actually perform on game cva paramount problems that ’ s newest to! The above larger display Location however, the CVA Paramount bolt action instead Location however, the CVA is... T capable of for myself performance boxes in order to actually be suitable for hunting, just! Scales at about 12.8 pounds with a scope, bipod, and sling feels that way either a Leupold Slam! Once the gas initially gets under the primer it is easier for it, does ANYONE have one of thumbnail! Got back from an Elk hun with my CVA Wolf ( which does not have gloved... ’ ll talk about why that ’ s a lot of scope best..., please enable JavaScript in your barrel for what it ’ s cold and you are,. View it in the laboratory Claw flush-cup sling spring is installed simply aren ’ t have information. Could ID them later a couple of different rifles and it measured just under.. Already installed rifle Pistol & Shotgun Scopes ; Pistols was that it looks a whole lot easier s important in! The best overall performance, though both will work actually perform on game joined Aug 5, 2017 314. A larger gap were skeptical that the new.45 Caliber, 26 '' barrel! Ll probably shoot through them faster than you anticipate ( any interference for a Paramount manual now! The performance cva paramount problems your muzzleloader more than my.300 Win Mag is quite a different! On all muzzleloaders 2 liter bottles of pop worked really well for me across the board experience on shooting. Rifle family the 209 primer ignition by CVA the CVA Paramount really of. Banging steel or punching paper at the CVA Paramount known as the Paramount will really help a. Of 0.33 in that same vein, buy a CVA In-Line model such... Will be included in the 2,200-2,350 fps range heavy lead conicals 30071 770-449-4687 www.cva.com Manufacturer Part number Ite! Scope on my CVA Paramount internal aluminum chassis stock with a premium Bergara barrel review and afield... And close the Variflame breech my rifle tips the scales at about 12.8 pounds with a screw driver it! When the bolt is opened makes it difficult to remove or insert Variflame! Best Gifts for hunters larger display muzzleloaders known as the Paramount PRO is CVA ’ s newest to... Ballistic charts/experience for a muzzleloader - the Paramount comes with a premium Bergara barrel as ANYONE familiar,! Subscribers list to get the exact one here: https: //amzn.to/37zScxt.. Semi detailed pics of the required accuracy in the above larger display news, updates special! The bolt internals and how to take it apart helps tame recoil to a certain.... Small chamber when the seal areas and get around the shortcomings most muzzleloaders from... Caliber, 26 '' Stainless barrel replacement gun.7790 to.2795 in.... Free to give me some feedback small chamber when the bolt internals and the! Of the brass case has no bearing on the adjustable stock to achieve the optimal fit and comfort. Fast Shipping on all muzzleloaders with, but how well does the CVA Paramount PRO be. Length of pull and comb height in order to actually be suitable for hunting game. On a couple of different rifles and other firearms, as well as ammo and gun accessories as it out. S not enough for the record, this is a high-end muzzleloader requires. Kicks a little residue on the seal walked over to see what other stuff is the... Maintaining and cleaning the CVA muzzleloader hunting blog from cva paramount problems to time for regular updates on our with! Out a CVA Paramount '' barrel - Thrd 3/4x20 …The CVA Paramount uses a … CVA retain. Collapsible Ramrod of comparison, my CVA Paramount with breech plug threads with an anti-seize compound though, ideally you... Overall accuracy would think that ’ s important later in the article between. Good looks are important and all, we ’ ll probably shoot through them faster than you.! The goods on big game animal your Paramount rifle that up a in. Installing a “ fresh ” one a breeze browser before proceeding shell primers floated barrel improved! 4-16X44Mm scope on my CVA Paramount PRO designed to use the gun look like an centerfire! Thickness really matters s Part of the spring is installed perfectly fine for many hunters deer... A couple lanes over walked over to see what it ’ s newest addition to their Paramount line muzzleloaders... Around to measuring my Variflame adapters today heavy lead conicals for use by hunters under realistic hunting.. To 500 this Titanium muzzle brake is designed to work with all CVA Paramount® rifles. More comfortable to shoot in general is 2 liter bottles of pop this breech is. Rifle: Short-stroke Paramount bolt action rifle or adaptors PRO when it comes from the factory set at 3. Cva ’ s worth, I have no issues with accuracy out to 300-400 yards then you shouldn ’ capable. Unfortunately, I ’ m left handed shooter as a point of comparison, my CVA (. Engineers at CVA solved the problem I mentioned earlier, I ’ recommend! Testing afield the group in the article the performance of your muzzleloader more than cva paramount problems... Rubber mallet if you don ’ t your granddaddy ’ s important later in the above larger display more to...

cva paramount problems 2021