August 23, 2013 at 8:28am
If you have the CVA Elite, I have the same gun and started with the same ammo last season. It would not hit a barn at ten feet with the Hornady Superformance Rounds. I went through nearly two boxes. After shooting the gun that many times, I took the gun apart. The pillar which locks to the forearm to the barrel bent and would not stay tight. I sent the gun back to the manufacturer and they welded it. When I got it back I switched to the 200 grain Federal Fusions and now the gun is a tack driver. The Hornady Superformance is terrible with accuracy in the .35 whelen. Trust me, this same thing happened to me with my CVA Elite. 35Whelen last season right before hunting season.
Again if it is a CVA Elite, remove the forearm and tighten the set-screw on the pillar. Also change the screw that goes through the forearm to the pillar which came with the gun, and replace it with a good stainless screw. Make sure you lock-tite everything. Bases, rings, and your Forearm stock screw. Switch to the federal fusion 200 grains and you should be golden. If it isnít the gun Federal Fusion 200 grain. I shot one deer last year at 225 yds in the marsh. It flopped immediately. Good luck!!!