I too use a very similar load. I've tried Power belts, Barnes TMZs, and a couple others but have settled on the Hornady SSTs due to some accuracy and penetration issues. Blackhorn is the only way to go for powder IMO.running very similar load: cci magnum 209 primer, 100 gr Blackhorn 209 powder, federal bor loc 350 gr lead bullet. Out of CVA accura v2
I did quite a bit of load testing yesterday with an Accura V2 and a few combinations I had available. Working on a load for Utah Muley Hunt this fall.What have you CVA guys found is the best powder/projectile combo for the Accura V2?
What size or bullet are you purchasing when you say Hornady SST's? A link would be great as im unfamiliar with this load. Continue to hear the same messageI too use a very similar load. I've tried Power belts, Barnes TMZs, and a couple others but have settled on the Hornady SSTs due to some accuracy and penetration issues. Blackhorn is the only way to go for powder IMO.
Thank you for sharing a load that works for you.My .50 Cal Accura V2 shoots well with this combo. I haven't tried many different load combinations because this one produces 1-1.5 MOA groups from a bench using peep sights which is plenty good for me.
110-120 grains (by volume) Blackhorn 209 under a 250 grain Thor. Federal 209A primers.
Exactly the same load I have been shooting for the last 4 seasons.My best load so far was Hornady SST 250gr with Harvester crush rib sabots over 90 by vol. BH 209. Was very accurate to 250 -300 yds but not super fast in my Accura V2. It also matches the BDC on my Bushnell Trophy DOA 250 scope well.
Yes. I have shot plenty of the no excuses 495 in my little wolf over a felt wad and 85 grains 777. It is accurate and hits HARD.I have a T/C Omega, but wanted a ML better capable with fullsize conicals so bought a CVA Accura V2 thinking it would be the ticket.........and then I found out that they aren't designed for any lead conicals over 400gr. I wanted to shoot the 460gr No Excuses. Has anyone tried anything above 400gr in their CVA?
Wrench, that's a good combo. I tried a 460 gr No Excuses with 85 grains of 777 fffg last night and that's the best results I've seen using the 460 bullet (for reference - I've tried 60-75 grains of Pyrodex fffg)Yes. I have shot plenty of the no excuses 495 in my little wolf over a felt wad and 85 grains 777. It is accurate and hits HARD.
I have shot both at targets, but never launched the 460 into anything living.....but i can't imagine 30 grains will make any difference. The bullets are hard enough to penetrate like mad and heavy enough to keep going. I'd buy what you csn get a bunch of and go shoot. The price makes practice affordable.Wrench, that's a good combo. I tried a 460 gr No Excuses with 85 grains of 777 fffg last night and that's the best results I've seen using the 460 bullet (for reference - I've tried 60-75 grains of Pyrodex fffg)
Now, I did not use a felt wad and cleaning the bore I did see some lead flakes. I just ordered some felt wads so that should fix the leading. I think I'm heading down the right track. Thank you.
My only other question is fffg vs ffg. Anyone have any preference over the two?
What powder charge have you found to shoot best with that setup? I will be hunting that bullet this year for elk. However, I’m still deciding on my powder amount.Started shooting the 420 grain no excuses yesterday; good stuff. Those things make a whole in the target.. Impressive! must say shoulder a little sore today though lol.. CVA says max is 400 grain bullets however you can do the the 420 grains. Shot them with 100 gr by volume of blackhorn 209.