CVA Accura MR-X Muzzleloading Rifle Review

Outdoors Allie • July 02, 2023

I've been hunting with the CVA Accura Muzzleloader for two years now, for two full hunting seasons in the whitetail woods in Pennsylvania. It's a break-action, in-line muzzleloader, which makes it easy to gain access to your breech plug. The break-action muzzleloader also makes it easier to clean and easier to prime when you're ready to take a shot. It's ambidextrous—so whether you're a righty or a lefty, this firearm will work for both. All CVA Accura rifles are made with a high-quality precision Bergara barrel, which is remarkable considering the affordable price of this muzzleloader.

The Accura is offered in .50 and .45 caliber. I have the .45, which is only offered with a Blackhorn breech plug. That means it's made to be used with Blackhorn 209. The .50 caliber, on the other hand, is offered with both the Blackhorn breech plug and the pelletized breech plug, so you can use pellets like Triple Seven, White Hot, or Blackhorn 209, depending on which breech plug you choose to use.

The Accura uses a 209 shotgun shell primer, and it is fully magnum-capable; which means that you can use a maximum magnum charge of 150-grain equivalent of pelletized black powder substitutes, 120 grains in volume of Black Horn 209 in the .50 caliber, or 110 grains by volume of Blackhorn 209 in the .45 caliber. If you're shooting at farther distances, this magnum capability is probably of interest to you. The farthest that I shot a deer with this muzzleloader was at 75 yards, and there aren't many places in the areas where I hunt that I could shoot much farther than that, but I like knowing that this gun is capable of those farther distances if I need that in the future.

Muzzleloaders open up a lot of opportunities for hunters, as there are hunting seasons that you cannot hunt unless you have a muzzleloader. Also, there are tags which you cannot get unless you have a muzzleloader, and the CVA Accura MR-X Muzzleloading Rifle is for whitetail, elk, mule deer, and beyond.

--Outdoors Allie