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CVA Accura vs. CVA Optima

"What's the difference between the CVA Accura V2 and the CVA Optima V2? The pictures of these two guns look so similar?"

This is one of the most commonly asked questions we hear at Muzzle-Loaders.com. We decided to give you the low-down on the differences between these two great muzzleloaders.


Probably the biggest difference, and best selling point, between these two rifles is the barrel. The CVA Accura V2 and CVA Accura MR both come with CVA's flagship Bergara barrel. The Bergara barrel is a precision stainless steel barrel that is guaranteed to be the most accurate muzzleloader barrel you'll ever shoot, or your money back. The Optima V2 comes with a 416 stainless steel barrel that is produced in the same factory as the Bergara barrels. Both Accura and Optima barrels are made from 416 stainless steel, and both barrels are honed and cleaned in the same process. However, the Accura's Bergara barrel goes through 4 to 5 more cleanings and honings so that all machining grooves are removed from the walls of the barrel. Lastly, the Accura MR comes with an additional Weathershield™ corrosion coating, making the rifle more resistant to the elements.

Barrel Length

The Bergara CVA Accura Barrel comes in two different lengths, depending on the model. All CVA Accura V2 models come with a 27" Bergara barrel, and all CVA Accura MR models come with a 25" Bergara barrel. The CVA Optima V2 rifle comes in a standard length of 26", making it light and maneuverable.


Another difference between the CVA Accura and the CVA Optima is the stock. The Accura V2 comes in either a black or Realtree® APG HD™ camo stock. The Accura V2 is a composite stock, but features a rubberized overlay and in-laid grip dot panels, giving the rifle a much softer and comfortable feel. The Accura MR also features the same rubberized overlay and grip dot panels, available in black or Realtree® Max 1™ camo. In addition, the Accura stock is designed as more of a pistol grip, giving you a better feel when shooting. The Optima comes in either a black or Realtree® Xtra Green camo composite stock. This composite stock is lightweight and has a nice look and feel to it.


The CVA Accura V2 weighs in at 7.3 pounds, while the CVA Accura MR weighs in at only 6.35 pounds. The CVA Optima V2 weighs in at 6.65 pounds.

Adjustable Trigger

Both CVA Accura models (V2 & MR) come standard with a match-grade adjustable trigger. This is trigger adjustable from 3 to 4.75 pounds. The CVA Optima V2 offers a neutral center-of-gravity trigger that is not adjustable.

Claw Sling

All CVA Accura models (V2 & MR) come standard with matching Quake Claw Contour rifle slings. The CVA Optima V2 does not include a sling.

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