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I have not but I hear they are heavy - what are actual opinions? Very curious myself. What is the mag length on LA/SA?

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I bought a scout recently but the cascade does look intriguing

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I'm looking for one if the SB variants in 300 BO, but they apparently only exist in the catalog so far.


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Just got my 3rd one in 308 a week ago. All three have great triggers and smooth actions. Put 37 rounds through the 308 last Sunday and I’m loving it! They were all cast loads but I hope to shoot some jacketed loads soon.

I don’t know the weight of them but don’t consider them heavy. My CZ 557 American Synthetic is heavy, the Cascades are not.

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They list at 6 lbs, 11 oz are they actually heavier than that or is that considered heavy?

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My 350L (17 inch barrel) with YHM R9 can, Burris 3-9 and Talley lightweight rings come in just under 8 lbs. 308 SB with SWFA 10X and cheap SWFA rings weighs 8.5 lbs.

I wish they were a little lighter and slimmer but a good value.

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Update: I saw one on a local AD. It was a brand new 6.5 PRC and three (3) boxes of Hornady 143 ELDX factory loads. He had previously ordered a new 6.8 Westerner from a LGS several months before. and they did not know when it would come in. They sold him this one in 6.5PRC and sweetened the pot with very discounted ammo. It was still in the box when he found (online) a store that DID have the 6.8 Westerner (Western?) I got the rifle/ammo for $650. I got its easily adjusted trigger to a solid 2# and put a Burris 3x9 FFII on it. I'm going to zero it this Friday. Will let you know. It feels typical Sorter Weight to me, maybe a tad lighter. Feels good in my hands too. I like it. Very Weatherized too.

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I look forward to hearing how it performs.

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Was able to go to the range, rifle shot pretty well. I put 15rds of the factory 143 ELD-X through the rifle. First few shots down the new barrel were kinda wonky. The more I shot the better it got. Barrel gets hot enough to walk if you go too fast. 3 shot groups were rounded, about 1 3/8". Likely more shooting will help. I'm going to load up some of the Hammer 124 HH and try next time. Overall, working the rifle action felt a bit "gummy", so to speak. Best I can describe it, but not gritty or rough. For a hunting rifle virtually unnoticeable. I'm sure more use will have it smooth out enough.

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Thanks for the update. Hopefully, the handloads will tighten things up.

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A guy sitting next to me had a brand new "Seekins" in 6.5 PRC, big Swarovski scope. After getting it zeroed, he shot a one hole 3 shot group, lol. But he got a "deal" on the rifle at the last Hunting Expo...$1500, not counting that $800+ Swarovski...different equipment, ha.

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Well, got to the range again. I shot some 124 HH over VV N560 and a standard primer. I crimped them with a LEE FCD and set them .050 off the lands ( magazine length "might" allow them a tad longer). I ended just seating them 2.95". Anyhow, the midload went into about 2 1/2". Mild and Moderate both went wonky (5"+)
Its fine for just plain hunting with its factory load (under 300 yds anyway). I'm not sure if I'm going to sell it or not, it was just a good deal when I got it, ha. I still have 2 boxes of the 143 ELD-X factory for it. I'm still playing with higher priority projects. Its a good solid rifle though, can't complain, for the price.

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Well, got to the range again. I shot some 124 HH over VV N560 and a standard primer. I crimped them with a LEE FCD and set them .050 off the lands ( magazine length "might" allow them a tad longer). I ended just seating them 2.95". Anyhow, the midload went into about 2 1/2". Mild and Moderate both went wonky (5"+)
Its fine for just plain hunting with its factory load (under 300 yds anyway). I'm not sure if I'm going to sell it or not, it was just a good deal when I got it, ha. I still have 2 boxes of the 143 ELD-X factory for it. I'm still playing with higher priority projects. Its a good solid rifle though, can't complain, for the price.

Thank you for the follow up report.

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You're most welcome my fine friend! I was not "really expecting" it to be a tack driver, but it did shoot the factory ammo OK. For the average starting out deer hunter, its a good deal. I expect it would shoot even tighter after the barrel has had more rounds through it too. A 400yd shooter it is not...at least this one isn't right now.

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I would be tempted to get one IF the SB was offered in .350 Legend frown

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The only rifle with a a money back guarantee. If you're not satisfied CVA will give you a refund. Sold plenty of them while I worked at SW. Never a complaint.


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I purchased the short barrel .308 and shot it for the first time last week. It was 95 degrees and high humidity. I had been scouting for about three hours and really didn’t feel like shooting but needed to get the rifle sighted in.

I shot noth 130 TTSX and 130 Federal Bluebox hollow points. The rifle is the real deal. I got easy .75 inch groups off of a shoddy rest. I am confident that my particular Cascade is a half inch gun under better conditions and more importantly with a better rest.

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The few Cascades I have been around are excellent shooters, my buddy has one in .300 Win that outshoots my Tikka T3 Superlite .300 Win and my rifle shoots pretty damn good...The Tikka has a smoother bolt cycle but I actually like the stock fit of his Cascade better...I would buy one for the same reason I keep a Tikka in my safe, as a rainy day rifle..Good luck....Hb

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Did a side by side comparison with the Franchi Momentum Elite, and for the little bit more, the Franchi is well worth it.

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What is the twist rate for the CVA Cascade in .223


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