Tuesday June 12th, 2012
World Record Griz Taken With CVA
“I booked and planned this hunt to specifically go after the muzzleloader world record. I had the right guide, right area, and, as it turns out, we found the right bear,” West reported in the email. Apparently, the right gun, bullet and propellant load also played a role. West had loaded his .50 caliber CVA with a 405 grain PowerBelt AeroTip bullet and 150 grains of IMR White Hots pelletized propellant, which dropped the bear in his tracks at a distance of 50 yards. The bruin green scored at 26 and 2/16ths inches, which easily eclipses the old world record of 23 and 2/16ths.
Dudley McGarity, CEO of Blackpowder Products, Inc., owner of the CVA and PowerBelt brands, stated that the entire BPI team was thrilled to hear of Steve’s great achievement. “For sure, it means a lot to all of us to see one of our guns used in a record kill – and especially on a grizzly bear. That he was also using a PowerBelt bullet just makes it that much sweeter.”
CVA, a division of Blackpowder Products, Inc. and America’s #1 selling muzzleloading brand, offers a wide array of innovative hunting products – all at unmatched values. The company’s USA headquarters is in Duluth, GA, which handles all distribution. The guns are made at BPI’s ultra-modern, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Northern Spain, a region rich in European gun-making heritage. BPI is an industry leader in muzzleloading rifles and accessories, hunting rifles, hunting and shooting accessories and shooting components. BPI markets various trusted brand names including CVA®, PowerBelt Bullets®, Bergara Barrels®, Quake® Hunting Accessories and DuraSight® Scope Mounting Systems.
Chad Schearer (406) 799-7984
Courtesy of The Outdoor Wire