Answers to Questions About CVA
Regarding the CVA Muzzleloader issue everyone is talking about -- I work with some of the guys at CVA, so when I heard about this, I grilled them so I could get to the bottom of the story.
Here's what I found out:
• It's no surprise that hunters would be interested in this. After all, safety is everybody's #1 priority.
• That said, this story has been floating around since the mid-1990s.
• What happened almost 15 years ago was that the previous owners of the CVA brand had a voluntary recall in 1997.
• There have been no "exploding actions." The failure of the recalled guns resulted from a breaking of the barrel in the area where the breech portion and the barrel portion were connected. (Apparently, they used two-piece barrels back then. Now they use one-piece.)
• Sooner or later, virtually all manufacturers have a product recall. That said, no other CVA gun model has been recalled since 1997.
• The guns marketed today under the CVA brand are much improved than those marketed by the previous owners in the mid-1990s.
Again, I wanted to find out about this story, so I went straight to the source. After all, safety is every hunter's biggest concern. I hope this helps.