C.V.A. "Stalker" 7mm-08, Gunshow Rpt.

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  1. Pancho_Villa

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    Spent all weekend working a table at a gunshow looking to pick up some cheap pistolas. Well, that wasn't happennig. Saw alot of guns that came in and I made offers on them. Some of my offers were within 25-50 bucks of the owner's asking price and they would not give a nickle off. No CZs, except for an EAA clone for 3 bills in .40 cal. That guy was hung up too. I offered 250 for it and he said someone else had offered 275. The gun was blue worn and still tight, just not worth it. Maybe alot of them owed too much income tax this year or something.

    Anyway, I ran into a couple of other traders on the floor with this gun. They had an Arisaka and a Brit .303 SMLE that had both been "Bubbafied." Metal onthem was great, but the wood was ruined and for a bill each. They had been ethere a while so I tried a bill for both. Also looked at the CVA Stalker they had and offered 2 for it. Told them to look me up when they could not get that much for it from anyone else. They came by and gave it up. The other 2 guns were gone already. Guy said he had bought if for his son in law to hunt with, but his son in law turned out to be an azzhole. So, he didn't need the gun anymore. Said he had given 350 for it a few months back and it still looked like new. Also has a 3X12X40 BSA "Cateye" scope mounted on. Has some kinda reticle on it that can be set to glow something like a red dot. It did what he said it would. I already had a gun in that caliber and dies. So, it was worth a try. Nothing else had turned up cheap enough all weekend.

    The C.V.A. Stalker in 7mm-08, 24" kinda heavy 3/4" round barrel, kinda a pistol grip, poly furniture, single shot. Range report, as soon as I load some ammo for it.

    Barrel says it was made in Spain. And I assume C.V.A. is for Conn. Valley Arms. . Don't know much else about it. Anyboday here have one?



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    Finally got around to loading a few rounds of ammo for this gun. I already had a load for a Winchester Mod 70 in this caliber. So, I decided to load 6 rounds of the same stuff to compare. All I had available in bullets were Hornady GMX. They were a bit high at 40 bucks for a box of 50. That was all there was when I got the dies last summer for the Winchester. Components were hard to get at the time.

    Loaded the GMX bullets over a 47 gr. charge of IMR4831. Winch cases, CCI large rifle standard primers. On the high side in the Hornady books, but by no means a smokin' load @ 2700 F.P.S.

    I had taken the BSA "Cateye" scope off for another gun and put a Simmons 3X9X40 on the guns and bore sighted it on my Bushnell grid type bore sighter. Adjusted the scope to the right place on the grid for .28 to .30 cal rifles. Gun was benched, using the wife's towels for sandbags, crosswind of @ 5 MPH, nice sunny day @ 65 degrees. I was using my standard Pancho "El Cheapo" 15 inch pizza box target with a 2" tape mark for a mark.

    The load showed no signs of pressure in the Stalker. I had used it in the other gun and had favorable results. First round was on paper and @ 4" low and right. Made the appropriate adjustiments to my scope and it was still a bit low and right for shot # 2. So I gave it the same # of clicks for elevation and windage again and it went in right at the rop/right corner of the mark. Good enough for M.O.D. (Minute of Deer) accuracy. Not sure if I am keeping it yet. Will work with it a bit to fine tune it later. Already have someone wanting to swap something for it.

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