NRA Gun of the Week: CVA Cascade

posted on August 7, 2020
The Cascade bolt-action rifle comes from a manufacturer known for do-it-yourself muzzleloader build kits and long-range capable inline rifles loaded from the muzzle. This manufacturer, CVA, also known as Connecticut Valley Arms, has been in the business since 1971, and has done a good job of producing valuable tools to the hunting and shooting communities. The addition of a bolt-action model within the company’s lineup positions the brand for a deeper market of hunters and shooters, as well as brand loyalists who fell in love with the company back in ’71.

Man wearing ballcap and protective gear is holding a rifle on a shooting range.

The modern bolt-action Cascade rifle features a guided, three-lug bolt, which results in a 70-degree throw and speedy manipulation. A reinforced polymer stock supports the barreled action, which is available in many common chamberings, both long- and short-action types. A detachable box magazine is also included. CVA allows for adjustment to the length-of-pull of its Cascade rifle and caps the spacers and stock with a Crushzone recoil pad.

Camouflage rifle stock shown on white background.

The Cascade’s receiver comes drilled-and-tapped, and CVA states the Savage Model 110-pattern was used for the receiver shape and hole position for optic bases. An adjustable trigger comes standard. The Cascade is equipped with a 22” barrel that is covered with Cerakote’s FDE finish. The barrel comes threaded and capped.

Up-close view of a three-lug rifle bolt shown on white background.

Veil Wideland camouflage is used to color the stock, which is an attractive finish that blends well with myriad surroundings. The rifle is equipped with sling swivel studs, three total, so that users seeking to attach a bipod and sling can do so easily. The rifle's modern features, such as detachable box magazine, adjustable stock, dual swivel studs along the fore-end, threaded muzzle, three-lug bolt, adjustable trigger and Cerakote finish, we found create an effective value-driven product that users will find joy in shooting.

Up-close view of rifle's safety with a shooter's thumb behind.

Watch our NRA Gun of the Week video above to learn more about CVA’s Cascade rifle.

CVA Cascade Specifications
Manufacturer: CVA
Action Type: bolt-action center-fire rifle
Chambering: 6.5 mm Creedmoor
Barrel: 22” 4140 carbon steel
Stock: reinforced polymer, Veil Wideland finish
Finish: Cerakote FDE
Sights: none; drill-and-tapped for optics
Trigger: adjustable; 3-lb., 2-oz. pull
Magazine: four-round detachable box
MSRP: $657.95

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