2022 Muzzleloader of the Year: CVA Paramount HTR .40-Caliber

posted on June 23, 2022
2022 GBA MOTY CVA Paramount HTR 40 Caliber Lead

Welcome to our annual Golden Bullseyes, an award program that honors pinnacles of design, innovation, performance and value produced for American hunters.

Golden Bullseye winners are selected by a panel of experts representing more than a century of collective experience in shooting, hunting and outdoor trade. To qualify for consideration, a product must have been:
• Recently introduced and available to consumers prior to nomination;
• Used/tested by AH staff or our contributors;
• Reliable in the field and thus meeting the consumer’s expectations;
• Innovative in design and function;
• Readily perceived as a value to the consumer;
• Styled in a manner befitting the trade and its enthusiasts.

CVA Paramount HTR .40-Caliber Muzzleloader

2022 Muzzleloader of the Year: CVA Paramount HTR .40-Caliber
With its hunting-style stock, adjustable comb and premium Bergara barrel, the .40-caliber CVA Paramount HTR is capable of producing centerfire velocities previously thought unattainable from a muzzleloader: 2740 fps, to be exact. If you didn’t know it, “HTR” stands for “Hunter.” Indeed, this is a truly long-range hunting rifle designed to handle magnum charges of Blackhorn 209 powder or a substitute.

The stock’s comb is adjustable so a hunter lying prone for long periods can find just the right sweet spot. This allows for perfect eye-to-optic alignment, and less fatigue behind the optic. An internal aluminum chassis cradles the barreled action to create a rock-solid foundation. The stock is dipped in Realtree’s new Hillside pattern.

The 26-inch, Nitride-treated, free floating, stainless-steel barrel is pure premium Bergara quality and is threaded ¾x20 at the muzzle to accept CVA’s Paramount muzzle brake.

CVA’s VariFlame breech plug is specifically designed for use with large rifle primers. The design keeps the flash hole debris-free after repeated shots with fine, loose powder.

The rig weighs 9.6 pounds. It includes two ramrods: a collapsible carbon fiber unit and a one-piece solid aluminum range rod. It also includes a lifetime warranty.

If you want to hunt long range, you want your muzzleloader to be a CVA Paramount HTR .40-caliber. MSRP: $1,240; cva.com.

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