other than a heavy trigger, there really are no issues with this rifle. A recoil pad is a must and that wont set me back much at all. For an average hunter, you really couldnt ask for much more out of a rifle.
My main shooters though are the Optima and the Accura.
I too am a believer of paying it forward but why give a kid a gun that kicks like a mule and has (as you say ) other flaws that may set them up for a bad experience. I've seen you shoot it and yes it did have some issues.I hope that the new owner can make some use of it as it is a good unexpected gift . We live , we learn, and hopefully don't make the same mistakes twice. Always buy the best you can afford and hope for the best.
didn't say give the gun to a kid. i said in turn do a good thing like get a kid started in hunting that normally maybe wouldn't hunt.
yup like i said, bought a cva had a bad experience with them and i pass that info on. others may disagree but that doesn't change my experience or opinion.
Quick Load Accurizor. Its basically a section at the muzzle loads bored slightly oversized and allows you to get the bullet started down the bore easily and lined up with the rifling before pushing it down.
CVA now uses a 3/8 Bullet Guiding Muzzle. Each company that uses it, has its own name for it.
I think giving that thing away was really a great move! You don't see those things happening very often today no matter what the issues were. High marks for the transfer ronn. You and I agree with the CVA thing even though I know they have greatly improved their product lines. Chevy, Ford thing. The CVA mountain flinter is ok but it's not a TC PA flint hunter.
Traditions Firearms calls it the "PAS" – Projectile Alignment System.
Traditions™ Projectile Alignment System allows for a bullet that is perfectly centered with the barrel rifling, helping you to load faster and shoot more accurately.
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FG, I remember one of my buddies had a CVA mountain tifle in percussion back in the late 70's. I thought they looked pretty nice so last year I picked one up for the son-in-law to use in PA if he ever wants to go. The spark is just ok and the sights are just ok but it does look pretty good!