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CVA Apex 4502 308 Winchester

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We thought this rifle had excellent looks, balance, feel, and workmanship. The trigger was superb, and the fluted barrel added a touch of class. It was also completely ambidextrous. But the Apex was lacking in one major area during our testing, accuracy. There was also a problem in getting fired cases out of the rifle. We think it could use an ejector as well as some way to improve accuracy.

CVA Apex 4502 308 Winchester

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The empty is locked in place by the lip of the extractor, which is also spring loaded upward. This made it difficult to get the empties out. This rifle would benefit from an ejector.
To open the rifle, press upward on the trigger-guard extension. The safety features built into the rifle were excellent, as was the rubberized checkering areas. A good sling came with the rifle—a nice touch.
Classic good looks made this a popular rifle with our test shooters until we found we could not get reasonable accuracy with anything but match ammo. We tried many things, but nothing helped us get the kind of accuracy such a nice rifle promised.

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