CVA vs H&R in 35 whelen

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Re: CVA vs H&R in 35 whelen

Post by grnyammer on Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:40 pm

Got the Stalker back yesterday. Shot it today and with out changing anything out, it shoots 1" to 1.5" groups out to 100yrds.Used a diffrent lot of bullets and a lead sled to sight in with. Shooting the Hornady 200gr. bullet. Guess I got a bad lot of bullets? Might try some Remington shells and see what they do. Not too impressed with Hornadys bullets. Just me or anyone notice how dirty the Hornadys leave the barrel?

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Re: CVA vs H&R in 35 whelen

Post by JohnHeiter on Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:12 pm

JohnHeiter wrote:
Anyway, I had picked up four boxes from the same lot of Remington from Cheaper Than Dirt last year so I'm going to try it with some of them today. I don't think the gun is bad, but there's apparently a LOT of variation in Hornady's .35 Whelen ammo.

So it took me longer to make it to the range than I thought it would but I finally got back out there today. The good news is I have fixed my Handi inconsistency issues by switching from Hornady to Remington ammo. I started out with a fresh box of Remington 200gr and shot a nice three shot group. I adjusted the scope as needed and shot another three shot group that was right where I wanted it to be. They aren't impressive groups but 3 shots in 2" at 100 yards is good enough for me and meets my expectations from an el cheapo rifle.

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Re: CVA vs H&R in 35 whelen

Post by grnyammer on Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:45 pm

The Stalker got Stalked today by:

Hope this one does alot better than the last one . T/C Pro Hunter 35 Whelen Nikon Buckmasters 3-9X40.


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Re: CVA vs H&R in 35 whelen

Post by Xd357 on Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:33 pm

grnyammer wrote:The Stalker got Stalked today by:

Hope this one does alot better than the last one . T/C Pro Hunter 35 Whelen Nikon Buckmasters 3-9X40.


You and me both. I had the CVA Apex in .35 started misfiring. So back it went and added $150 and got the TC pro hunter.

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Re: CVA vs H&R in 35 whelen

Post by msredneck on Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:49 pm

Prohunter in 35

welcome to the "dark side"

I knew you'd come around Razz

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Re: CVA vs H&R in 35 whelen

Post by Joe S. on Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:33 pm

good luck to ya! thats a beautiful rifle...

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Re: CVA vs H&R in 35 whelen

Post by grnyammer on Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:34 pm

um,er ugh.... thanks msneck???? lol
thanks joe, hope to shoot it one day this week before the weekend cometh.

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Re: CVA vs H&R in 35 whelen

Post by jsthntn247 on Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:51 am

grnyammer, I had a gun that looked just like that. Got a baby on the way so I sold it(along with a bunch of other sutff) and got the CVA Stalker from Academy. Before I ever shot it, I dremmeled the stock where it was touching the for arm and put lock tight on the screws. After working up a load for it, it shoots good enough for me. I hit a 8"(pie plate sized) gong four shots in a row at 465 yards. However, I do miss the Encore, this gun kicks allot harder.

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Re: CVA vs H&R in 35 whelen

Post by Joe S. on Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:03 am

Nice

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Re: CVA vs H&R in 35 whelen

Post by Xd357 on Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:59 pm

How fast is that load?

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Re: CVA vs H&R in 35 whelen

Post by grnyammer on Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:37 pm

The Stalker had 1- either hornady loads were bad or something else, 2- the two screws on the right side came loose, 3 - the post that dovetails to the barell that holds the forearm came loose, 4 - shot it two times after locktite on screws and tightning post, the post came loose again. Enough was enough.

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Re: CVA vs H&R in 35 whelen

Post by grnyammer on Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:50 pm

Very nice group jsthntn247. wish i could just see 465 yds. looks like you have a WINNER!! Yeah that cva has a hard kick to it. Like a mule.

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Re: CVA vs H&R in 35 whelen

Post by Tub Horn on Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:59 pm

I just bought me a new Cva Elite Stalker 35 Whelen and it is a shooter. The only thing is the recoil is a little stiff, and like the others said below the Cva is half the price than the TC. I love mine

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Re: CVA vs H&R in 35 whelen

Post by grnyammer on Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:20 pm

Started breaking in barrel today. Only had time for four shots. With the comfort tech stock and limbsaver recoil pad it shoots way softer than the CVA did. Trigger is light, almost too light , but I like it so far. Far less trigger pull than Stalker had. Will try to finish breaking in and sighting in tomorrow.

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Re: CVA vs H&R in 35 whelen

Post by Tub Horn on Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:28 pm

long range wrote:I'm wanting to get a 35 whelen but don't know which one to go with.
I would go with the Cva over the H&R. I have a 45 70 in H&R buffalo Classic and it shoots really well, but the last two handi rifles I bought just did not group that well. I have a Cva Stalker in 35 Whelen and it shoots really tight.

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