Optima Elite

Discussion in 'Hunting Gear Talk' started by blackhorse83, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

    Has anyone tryed the new Optima Elite from CVA? I've been to Bass Pro 3 times to see one and they are always sold out. Just wandering how they compare to my Thompson stuff.
  2. bn2hunt

    bn2hunt New Member

    I've been using the Optima pro, the precurser to the elite for the last 2 years. I really like it. It shoots well, I shot a nice doe at 145 yards last year. Mine likes to shoot the PowerBelt™ Platinum Bullets in 270 grain. My one complaint with the CVA guns is the ramrod. They use one that has an extending end on it that looks week to me. But I purchased a powerrod with a folding T-handle and it works good for me. Don't get me wrong the ramrod that comes with it will work fine, I had to redrill the palm saver hole in my starter and it will work but I prefer the power rod with the folding t-handle. Been thinking of trading my optima in on one of the elites and getting the blackpowder 12 guage barrel to go with it myself.