I live in shotgun country in WNY, and very often carry the CVA Optima during the regular gun season as well as muzzleloader season. It's accounted for a bunch of deer for me, topped with a Tasco World Class 4X scope.
I think it's highly accurate, reliable, and well made.
Our season ends TODAY. First time in 10 years that I've been skunked. And, the worst part, it's raining.
But I'll be out there till the bitter end.