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Author Topic: CVA or Knight for hunting elk in western Washington  (Read 6513 times)

Offline Buster Brown

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Re: CVA or Knight for hunting elk in western Washington
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2023, 08:18:43 PM »
Have both.

Knight Ultralight Feels like a much higher quality gun.  But itís not twice as good, for being more than twice the price than the Optima.  Breech plug is much harder to remove than CVA (you need to pull out a very small spring plunger while rotating the breech unloading rod/tool.  The Knight is extremely watertight, using number 11 caps.  Cleaning one vs the other is difficult in different ways.  Once youíve fully disassembled the Knight, it cleans easily.  The CVA breech comes out easy, but getting the firing pin and trigger assembly clean is, at least for me, sluice it out, spray out moisture with compressed air, spray some lube in, and hope no rust develops.

Both are equally accurate for me with iron sights; never scoped either.

Thatís been my experience.
To sum up: Knight Ultralight is much nicer, but CVA Optima is more than good enough, and a much better value.

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Re: CVA or Knight for hunting elk in western Washington
« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2023, 04:36:14 AM »
Have both.

Knight Ultralight Feels like a much higher quality gun.  But itís not twice as good, for being more than twice the price than the Optima.  Breech plug is much harder to remove than CVA (you need to pull out a very small spring plunger while rotating the breech unloading rod/tool.  The Knight is extremely watertight, using number 11 caps.  Cleaning one vs the other is difficult in different ways.  Once youíve fully disassembled the Knight, it cleans easily.  The CVA breech comes out easy, but getting the firing pin and trigger assembly clean is, at least for me, sluice it out, spray out moisture with compressed air, spray some lube in, and hope no rust develops.

Both are equally accurate for me with iron sights; never scoped either.

Thatís been my experience.
To sum up: Knight Ultralight is much nicer, but CVA Optima is more than good enough, and a much better value.
if taking the bolt out ( 2 seconds) and putting a breach plug wrench in and loosening the breech plug (15 seconds total ) is totally disassembling the knight to clean then ok

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Re: CVA or Knight for hunting elk in western Washington
« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2023, 08:16:24 PM »
I have several muzzleloaders and by far my favorite is the CVA Accura V2!

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Re: CVA or Knight for hunting elk in western Washington
« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2023, 06:41:28 AM »
Short answer Knight,

A couple buddies had problems with CVA and customer service didnít seem much into sorting them out. I personally shoot TC but everyone I know that shoot knight never have issues and they are great. Iíve shot them at the range they are accurate.
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Re: CVA or Knight for hunting elk in western Washington
« Reply #34 on: November 09, 2023, 08:14:41 AM »
My cva wouldnít fire consistently.  Cost me two bulls, one of which was a really nice bull on a draw tag. The convenience and accuracy arenít worth much when your watch a big bull trot off because the gun didnít work.

 


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