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Picking up a CVA Optima which can come with a scope that I understand is worthless, so I'm looking for an reasonable alternative. 

My needs are simple as I don't have a shot much past 100 yards. 

Any thoughts? Anyone have an older one they want to sell?

Thanks.

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3 minutes ago, left field said:

I've read mixed reviews but you may be right. However, is there a particular nikon scope you recommend? 

 

Theyre all pretty good for the money tbh. Im getting a CVA as well and im going to be getting the Nikon buckmaster II I believe.  

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Leatherwood / Hi-Lux TB-ML 3-9X40mm Riflescope.  Its ML specific, very reasonable, good clarity, doesn't fog up and has not lost zero through 6 seasons and I am not particularly gentle with my stuff.  I have been very impressed with it.

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10 minutes ago, ATbuckhunter said:

Theyre all pretty good for the money tbh. Im getting a CVA as well and im going to be getting the Nikon buckmaster II I believe.  

Where are you getting yours? I may have to drive up to Kingston to find what I want and carry on to my place. Is there a good shop closer to the city? 

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Just now, left field said:

Where are you getting yours? I may have to drive up to Kingston to find what I want and carry on to my place. Is there a good shop closer to the city? 

I have a friend who's going to order one direct from the company for me and get it sent to his house because he gets a discount on CVA. I know Dicks carrys CVA optima so you can check it out there and then buy it where ever you like.

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Heck, if it is coming with a scope, you are paying for it...may as well give it a try. I like good glass, but earlier this year my Leupold scope on my .308 fritzed on me and wouldn't hold a group. I had a VERY inexpensive 4 power shotgun scope in hand, so I tossed it on it. It held a zero and group just fine. I will get the Leupold repaired (great warranty service ) but I am confident for this year. Cheap scopes nowadays are waaaaaay better than cheap scopes thirty years ago.

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You have an option to buy open sights, rings or scope, but trying to find the exact configuration in a shop is tough. I may just try Bud's.

By the way, what makes a scope ML specific? 

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I have a Nikon on top of my CVA Wolf....love it, ultra clear.

Check out Natchez shooting supply.  sometimes they have great deals on refurbs and clearance scopes.  I picked up another Nikon refurb for my .223 for $90.

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CVA guys. Is the nitride barrel worth it? I wanted an Optima with a black stock but it looks like it only comes with SS. Nitride is reserved for camo stocks which I don't particularly want.

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I got the CVA Optima and this year will shoot iron sights but then i want to put on a see-through mount with Nikon BDC...

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4 hours ago, Robhuntandfish said:

i have a fixed 4 power on mine - great for 100 yards.  Bushnell with circle X reticle and can be bought for about $65.00 .  

I live the circle x reticle me and my friend shoot them on our slug guns.

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Leopold, Nikon, bushnell,weaver,vortex all got my vote

 I'd be buying something with at least 4in of eye relief.  

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2 hours ago, left field said:

CVA guys. Is the nitride barrel worth it? I wanted an Optima with a black stock but it looks like it only comes with SS. Nitride is reserved for camo stocks which I don't particularly want.

Both my MZ barrels are SS . If you plan on shooting Blackhorn, corrosion won't be a concern ,another reason it is so much better then everything else on the market .

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I'm not an optics snob, but I love vortex.

Great glass, great warranty.

Lastly, I only buy optics that have some form of illuminated reticle. At dusk it makes a world of difference.

I usually run viper PST's, but found a Leopold that is illuminated

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I run a nikon buckmaster 3-9x40 on both my ML's. great scope for the price. but budget is your biggest deciding factor here.. 

Nikon, leupold, vortex Athlon.. all good scopes with good warranties 

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I bought a CVA Optima earlier this year and got a Nikon P3 4-12x BDC scope for it. If your shots are all under 100 yards, you certainly don't need a 4-12x BDC though.


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On 11/19/2019 at 6:33 PM, JRod 8G8H said:

I got the CVA Optima and this year will shoot iron sights but then i want to put on a see-through mount with Nikon BDC...

No way in he!! I would ever use see-thru mounts. 

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