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Quick input: Optima V2 or Pursuit G4

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by ccoyle, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. ccoyle

    ccoyle Member

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    I've been holding on to some Cabela's gift cards for a while now, and for today only, Cabela's is offering an extra 5% off and free shipping for Club members, so if I act on this it has to be today (fun). I've been mulling over their blackpowder rifle offerings and practically have that page memorized. There's two rifles in particular that I'm considering. One is the CVA Optima V2 stainless/black with fiber-optic open sights ($270) , and the other is the Traditions Pursuit G4 Ultralight in Cerakote/Realtree camo with scope and soft case ($370). I've read a ton of reviews. Optima seems to have a slight edge among reviewers, but supposedly both good rifles. The $100 difference in price is roughly equal to the cost of the scope and case for the G4, so I guess a big thing to consider is whether the Cerakote on one is that much superior to the SS on the other. Your thoughts and opinions on these two rifles?

    P.S. I might consider other options, but only if they are currently available at Cabela's (because that's where I have to use my cards) and only if they are less than or equal to the G4 price -- if I spend more, I may have to sleep on the couch until deer season. As an example, they have the Traditions Vortek Northwest LDR on sale for $350, but then someone would have to convince me why I should buy a Northwest-compliant rifle if I don't in fact live in the Northwest.

    Many thanks in advance!
     
  2. Malachi Leviticus Blue

    Malachi Leviticus Blue Member

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    Sorry to burst your 5% off bubble but as far as I can tell, you cant use your gift cards and get the 5% off. You need to use your Cabela's credit card.
     
  3. Malachi Leviticus Blue

    Malachi Leviticus Blue Member

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    Also, my personal experience has been that a no-name scope offered in a package deal isn't worth the powder it takes to sight it in.

    If you are set on one of those I would lean toward the CVA based on minimal experience, but I'd encourage you to give Thompson Center one last consideration before you pull the trigger.
     
  4. Patocazador

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    I have an Optima 2 pistol that is a tack driver at 100 yards using a rest. I tend to stay away from Traditions' guns.
     
  5. red rick

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    Optima .
     

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