whoo. seems a little far to me. im not familiar with a cva and dont know what kind of power it has. maybe some cva gun owners on here can you help you out on that one. but my first thought would be i doubt it.
I own both CVA's and TC inline's. I have never shot over 100 yards, but do get 2-3 in groups at 100 yards from my CVA Hunterbolt .45 cal and from my TC Encore .50 cal. I can see,with a little bit of tweaking, 200-250 yards is possible so I do not think the salesman was lying to you, perhaps stretching the truth a bit, but not lying.
i thinkk that 200 yards is way to much yet 250 i would say 150 at the most remember range is where ever you are confident with your weapon and knowing your weapons limitations and also your own limitations but be fair to the animal dont take crackball shots just because some nitwit told you the gun can shoot that far! be smart and also most important be safe and know your limits shoot all of your weapons alot get to know what they shoot bad and also get to know what they dont shoot good!!
KNOW YOUR LIMITS!!!!!!!
I shoot a TC Encore and with a nikon scope with range finder. I taged an 11pt at just under 250 yards this year. I was skeptical about the distance thing myself so this past summer me and a buddy set up targets at 200, 225 and 250 yards. Heck yeah they stretch that far. I watched a guy on the hunting channel smash a mnt. goat at 260 yrds. My buddy shoots a CVA and he streched that far also. The in-lines they make these days a ruthless. I promise you it'll reach out and touch it at that distance and I'm not going for any kind of commision either.. Ha..Ha..
I agree with lopedog394 as far as being confident with your shooting. I love long range shooting and practice at long distances all year long with all of my weapons. This way when the oppurtunity presents itself I'm ready and it makes the closer shots much easier.
If the salesman said "these things can kill out to 250 yds", then he's correct. If he said "everyone can kill out to 250 yds with one of these" then he is not telling the truth. I think with a new inlines shooting 150 grs of pellets and a saboted bullet and a good scope the range should not be a major problem. The older guns probably should not be used at this distance by the majority of hunters. The max range that I go by with my TC firehawk is 150 yds. It is scoped with a 3X9 and I use 100 grs of triple 7 and a TC maxi-hunter hollow point. I have it sighted in 1.5" high at 75 yds.
Yes they will reach that far and further. If you research civil war weapons you will find that snipers of that era made shots of more than 500 yards. Todays weapons are very capable of making such shots. It requires a lot of testing on your part to acheive such ranges. I have personally taken deer further than that but never much more than 300. I do not recommend shooting at such ranges without a lot of range time. T/C and Knight guns you will find can be very effective at such distances. Like any other weapon practise makes perfect. I cannot speak for CVA but can for T/C and Knight. Groups of 2 to 3 inches and tighter at 250 are obtainable with a little effort.
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