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CVA™ Accura V2 Long Range Velocity Test

CVA™ Accura V2 Long Range Velocity Test

Muzzle-Loaders.com Range Day

The CVA Accura V2 Long Range muzzleloader is the top of the line model from CVA and has been rated the best long-range muzzleloader from Muzzle-Loaders.com. The Accura LR boasts a 300-yard shooting capability by providing better velocity through its 30" Nitride-treated Bergara barrel. There are many other variables that can affect the bullet velocity and the first variable to test was the type of powder. To find out the best powder to maximize velocity in this muzzleloader, Muzzle-Loaders.com went through a rigorous day at the range to test different powders with the CVA Accura V2 LR muzzleloader.

The CVA Accura V2 LR velocity data was compiled with a PowerBelt AeroLite Bullet.

The seven different types of powder included Blackhorn 209, Pyrodex Select RS, Triple Seven FFG, Triple Seven Magnum Pellets, Triple Seven Pellets, Hodgdon FireStar Pellets, and IMR White Hots Pellets. A magnum charge, or 150-grains of standard powder, was used for every shot.

*Per manufacturer recommendation, only 120 grains of Blackhorn 209 was used, as this is equivalent to 150-grains of standard powder. Also, only two Triple 7 Magnum Pellets were used to total 120 grains, as three pellets would equal more than the safe, recommended amount.*

The bullet of choice in this range day powder test was the PowerBelt AeroLite 250-grain bullet, as it is highly recommended for the CVA Accura lineup and provides easy loading and accurate results. The CVA Accura barrel was cleaned after every shot to ensure consistency with velocity readings. Every shot was recorded with a high-quality chronograph and compiled accordingly. Keep in mind that the velocity was the only stat being recorded, and so accuracy will not be calculated in this article. 

Type of Black Powder
Average Velocity
2263 fps
2205 fps
2150 fps
2127 fps
1986 fps
1919 fps
1840 fps

 

Results and Conclusion

The fastest average velocity was achieved by the Pyrodex Select RS loose powder at 2263 fps, followed by the Hodgdon FireStar Pellets at 2205 fps, and then followed by the Triple Seven FFG loose powder at 2150 fps. Blackhorn 209 came in at a close fourth at 2127 fps. 

The Hodgdon FireStar Pellets was the dark horse in this test as there is minimal ballistic information circulating on the internet concerning this new product. The Hodgdon FireStar Pellets are created in 33-grain pellets and Muzzle-Loaders.com used five pellets to create the magnum charge as per manufacturer recommendation. The result is an average of 2205 fps, which translates into amazing knockdown power, especially at longer distances. 

The lowest velocity powder was the Triple Seven Magnum Pellets at 1840 fps. The Triple Seven Magnum Pellets come in 60-grain pellets and only two should be loaded into the muzzleloader at one time. This means that the pellets have 120-grain maximum load, which is lower than the 150-grains that make up a magnum load. By using a Triple Seven 50/30 pellet, which would bring the total grain to 150, the velocity would most likely go up beyond 2000 fps. 

While fan favorites such as Blackhorn 209 and the IMR White Hots Pellets didn't come in with the highest velocity, they are still considered the cleanest burning loose powder and pelletized powder respectively. These are both great options as shooters might want a powder that requires significantly less cleaning. 

If you have any questions concerning the results of the CVA Accura V2 LR velocity test, please contact our customer service representatives at 1-855-236-5000 or send an email to sales@muzzle-loaders.com

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