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Question by steve182. Uploaded on March 29, 2009
I still like the Encore better. It has more availible chamberings.
Have you shot both guns?
Before purchasing a CVA I recommend reading Randy Wakeman's article on www.chuckhawks.com.
The APEX is a good, sound, dependable rifle.
Beekeeper, do you own one? Please elaborate. Thankyou
Went down to shoot Apex this last weekend. It looks totally different than Encore, very stylish. It shoot great, 50 cal, mz, 7mm-08, 30-06, 300 win mag and 22 rim fire. I hope they come out with a wood stock, could compete with Ruger #1. I going to get one!!!
I just bought a CVA Apex and love it! Feels so much more like a rifle rather than a boat paddle. 3 shots from 200 yds touching...300 win mag...plan on taking to New Mexico for an elk Hunt in October...can't wait.
Oh..on Randy Wakeman...did some research on him as well...Randy is a magician by trade and relies on illusions...he is sponsored by Savage and is a "Blogger". He also has connections with the law firm that has made a living suing CVA....There were some CVA's that were recalled back in the early 90's. The CVA's that are being built now are awesome.
Just got an Apex the other day in .308. Went out today to get the scope on paper and close (didn't have a good rest). Last 4 shot group under 1". Love the way the gun feels and points. I will be getting the ML barrel soon and maybe a few others if the results are going to be this good.
wakeman seems to be the only one bashing the cva's, and the only other time I hear about the cva s having problems it's someone quting wakemans article which is about older cva s. I have not had any problem with my optima, and have found it very accurate.
plan on buying buying an apex in 300 win mag within a week or 2
plan on buying an apex in 300 win mag within a week or 2
I dunno, but I'm still trying to get my grubby lil mitts on one.
Far as whether it's as good as the Encore, I'd have to take Mike Bellm's word that they're good. He's been accurizing and building T/C's forever and now he's saying the Apex is the way to go.
bought the 300 win mag apex appears solid, now i just need to sight in. Cabelas had it for 499.00
I have an apex 30-06. Removed my millett 44mm 3x12 scope from my mossburg 30-06 and installed on apex. scope would slide forward in rings after multiple shoots. I tried tightening untill eventually cracking scope ring. I tried new weaver rings with same result. Then found quad mount weaver rings that should be better. Scope still moves forward from recoil. I never had this problem when the scope was on the Mossburg. Any ideas on what to do?
Agreed with Beekeeper answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!
I have own a cva 300 win mag apex for about a yr shoots great, accurate I have only shot it 200 yds and its dead on I use a pro Nikon scope on it Id say its better than a thompson try it you'll love it it handle great Jim
I've had my apex 243 and 270 for 2 years now and also own an encore in 270. Both are excellent rifles. I had to do some work on the encore with Bellm's help its shoots sub moa at 200 yards. Out of the box the apex was picky on ammo but would shoot sub moa @ 100 yards. I have the apex now out shooting the T/C with a ragged hole @ 200 yards with putting in a $12 oversized hinge pin from Bellm. It is a less expensive solution, however there is custom stuff for the T/C and only the hinge pin for the Apex.
With that said, if you wanna customize your rifle go with T/C. If not save the cash for a sweet hunt and get a Apex.
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