I find myself very content hunting with a single shot rifle for all edible game. I have also grown fond of .35 caliber rifles. That brings us to this. Www.cva.com/CVA-Store-View.php?id=757. I have a line on one for $246.00 my only reserve is the fact that even with the 25" barrel this gun still only weighs 5.8 lbs. It comes complete with CVA's crush zone recoil pad that is a very good pad but something tells me that shooting a 250 grain pill in a stout 35 Whelen load will not be fun. Recently I have fired every kind of 20 gauge slug that I could find through a friends H&R Topper trying to find one that would group well enough at 50 yards to qualify his trusty Topper to be his back up gun should he need it on an up coming hog hunt in Arkansas. I dropped the hammer on that Topper 35 times in a bit over an hour and that was enough...... Can't imagine this CVA Scout in 35 Whelen shooting an "elk" load would be any more punishing.
What our thoughts on the matter ? Thanks EKC