CVA Muzzleloaders

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CVA Apex Muzzleloader

The CVA APEX muzzleloader is, quite frankly, the best break-action, 14 caliber multi-barrel interchangeable rifle system on the market today.

The CVA folks consider their APEX muzzleloader model to be the best break-action, multi-interchangeable rifle system on the market today.  It seems we can read articles everywhere that this manufacturer and that manufacturer say their model ‘whatever’ is the best on the market.  But the CVA APEX muzzleloader certainly does have some impressive credentials.  Those that consider themselves to be serious shooters have commented often that the CVA APEX does have an incredible feel in both balance and fit when shouldering the rifle.  In fact, it is this balance and fit that seems to bolster their superiority to many of their competitor’s products.

It is often said that the ‘talking’ is the easy part.  The real test comes with the shooting.  And the shooting is where the APEX shines.  Two very important features make the APEX stand out.  First, Bergara BarrelsTM manufactures every APEX barrel.  Bergara Barrels produce the most accurate production barrels made anywhere in the world.  Trials shot with CVA APEX muzzleloaders have produced the tightest shot patterns on a consistent basis.  For more information visit to see how Bergara Barrels are made. The other feature that stands out on the APEX muzzleloader is the ambidextrous butt stock that CVA designed specifically for shooting with a scope.  The ‘comb’ height positions the shooter perfectly to line up very accurately with the sight optics.  The APEX rifle shoulders and aligns just like an extension of your body – a hunter’s dream.  

We mentioned in the first paragraph that this rifle was a multi-barrel interchangeable system.  Well, the versatility of the APEX is shown functionally by being able to be set up with a wide range of Bergara Barrels in 14 different muzzle loading, center-fire, and rim fire caliber configurations.  All barrel configurations for the APEX are configured with the patented DuraSight® DEAD-ON™ one-piece scope mount.

All models and barrel configurations for the APEX muzzleloader sport the new Quick-Release Breech Plug (QRBP).  The new QRBP plug is the only ‘true’ hand removable breech plug on the market today.  There are other manufacturers who have added a removable “speed breech” system; but still provide a breech plug removal tool for those situations where repeated shooting without periodic removing and cleaning of their plug makes it almost impossible to remove the plug.  This is not a problem for any of the CVA muzzleloaders that incorporate the QRBP plug however.  CVA has demonstrated that even after 20 or more shots in succession without breech plug removal, the QRBP plug can be removed with just a twist of the plug with the fingers – how SWEET is that.

Again, as with all the popular in-line CVA models, the break-action breech also opens easily with CVA’s patent pending E-Z OpenTM breeching mechanism.  This system is extremely simple to operate because of the trigger guard actuation.

One more impressive feature of the CVA APEX muzzleloader is the innovative trigger design. The design is called the “zero center of gravity” concept.  It provides an incredibly clean, crisp and smooth trigger pull with virtually no creep.  The pull on the trigger is adjustable from approximately 3 to 4.75 pounds.

CVA APEX Muzzleloader

CVA APEX Muzzleloader Features

  • 416 Stainless Steel, Fluted, BERGARA BARRELTM 27” in Muzzleloader, 25” in Center-Fire
  • 1:28” Twist for Muzzleloader, 1:9”-1:20” for Center-Fire, 1:16” for Rim-Fire
  • Ambidextrous Synthetic Stock with Rubber Grip Panels – Black or Realtree® APGTM Camo
  • CrushZone® Recoil Pad
  • DuraSight® Rail Mount
  • QRBP - Quick Release Breech Plug
  • Reversible Hammer Spur
  • Quake® Claw® Sling
  • 7.5 lbs. Total Weight in Center-Fire,
  • 8 lbs. in Muzzleloader
  • 40” Overall in Center-Fire, 42” in Muzzleloader
  • 14.5” Length of Pull
  • Lifetime Warranty

Barrel / Stock Options

Stainless Steel / Realtree® APGTM HD
Stainless Steel / Realtree® APGTM HD
Stainless Steel / Black
Stainless Steel / Black

The Apex Center-Fire is available in .45-70, 7mm-08, .308,
.30-06, .300 Win. Mag., .35 Whelen, .270, .243, .223, .222,
.22-250, 12 Gauge Rifled Slug and 12 Gauge Turkey.