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February 17, 2023
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A Closer Look at The NEW CVA Cascade XT Rifle

All it takes is a quick look at our YouTube videos or social media accounts to know how much we like Adrian's CVA Cascade. So naturally, when they announced a new, upgraded version of her favorite rifle, we had to have one.


CVA Cascade XT Rifle
Many Available


Many Available
4+1 w/flush fit detachable magazine
6.8 - 7.25 lbs
Barrel Length
Total Length
42.5" - 44.5"
Total Height

Pros & Cons

  • Oversized Tactical-Style Bolt Knob with 70 degree bolt throw
  • Fluted, threaded, and Cerakoted barrel with multi-directional brake
  • Standard user adjustable trigger
  • Available in multiple calibers
  • Adjustable Length of Pull
  • Sweet camo pattern
  • MOA Accuracy Guarantee
  • No Adjustability to Cheek Piece on stock
  • MSRP ($825.99) has increased on this new model compared to previous models


The NEW CVA Cascade XT

All it takes is a quick look at our YouTube videos or social media accounts to know how much we like Adrian's CVA Cascade. So naturally when they announced a new, upgraded version of her favorite rifle, we had to have one.

Adrian's buck harvested with her CVA Cascade in 308 caliber

She has hunted two deer seasons and killed a couple of nice deer already with her original Cascade. We've taken it hunting in all kinds of conditions and have put hundreds of rounds down range, not to mention four different ammo tests for you guys. It has been a pleasure to shoot, and has not been easy on the deer she's harvested.

So what is so new about the CVA Cascade XT?

The CVA Cascade XT is the new “precision-oriented” member of the CVA family.

One of the standout features is its precision-engineered, fluted barrel with a heavier #5 taper. This is supposed to add stability and improve the balance of the rifle. The fluting also allows for rapid firing of multiple shots without accuracy loss due to excessive barrel heating.

Additionally, the CVA Cascade XT comes with a user-adjustable trigger, which allows shooters to fine-tune the trigger pull to their preference.

Comes standard with a radial muzzle brake on a threaded 5/8x24 barrel

You know that we always appreciate a threaded barrel and CVA did not disappoint on the XT.

It comes standard with a radial muzzle brake which greatly reduces recoil, making it more comfortable to shoot, even in heavier calibers.

Top all of that off with an oversized tactical-style bolt knob that provides better leverage for faster manipulation of the bolt, and, overall the CVA Cascade XT is a feature-rich rifle that is sure to impress any hunter or shooting enthusiast.

Available in: 6.5 CM, 308 Win, 450 Bushmaster, 350 Legend, 6.5 PRC, 7mm Rem Mag, 300 Win Mag
Oversized bolt knob with 70 degree bolt throw


SPECS: (Caliber dependent)

  • Weight: 6.8 - 7.25 lbs
  • Overall Length: 42.5" - 44.5"
  • Barrel Length: 22"-24"
  • Muzzle: Threaded 5/8x24 (.450 Bushmaster 11/16x24)
  • Magazine: Flush Fit, detachable magazine
  • Barrel Finish: Graphite Black Cerakote
  • Scope Mounts: Comes with 2 piece picatinny mount - and is also compatible with all two piece mounts built for the Savage® 110 AccuTrigger™ models.
  • Available in 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win, .450 Bushmaster, .350 Legend, 6.5 PRC, 7mm Rem Mag, .300 Win Mag.
  • Realtree Hillside Camo
  • Ambidextrous stock with Crushzone® recoil pad
  • Soft Touch Finish - makes it feel soft but firm. Doesn't seem to feel as cold against my cheek, even in colder weather. And the soft touch finish seems to enhance my grip, even when wet.
  • Dual front swivel studs for bi-pod and sling mounts
Bolt and Action:
  • 70° bolt throw with NEWLY added oversized tactical-style knob
  • Smooth bolt cycle with or without ammo in the magazine or chamber
  • Bolt was a little sticky right out of the box, definitely needed some cleaning and oiling
  • Easily Adjustable Trigger - measured right at 3 lbs out of the box
  • Perfect positioning of the trigger - at least for both of us
  • Two position safety right behind the bolt knob, easy to reach and work with thumb
Cascade XT living up to the MOA guarantee

The CVA Cascade XT in Action: Performance and Accuracy Testing

The CVA Cascade XT is a high-performance rifle that is designed to deliver exceptional accuracy and reliability. To test the performance of the CVA Cascade XT, we topped it off with a Durasight 20 MOA rail and used Riton Scope Rings to mount the Riton 1 Primal 4-12x50 Scope.

In our first shots sighting the scope in, we used two of our favorite factory hunting ammo loads (Norma Whitetail in 140 grain soft point and Winchester Deer Season XP in 125 grain soft point). The CVA Cascade XT consistently shot tight groups at 100 yards with that ammo.

Of course, it still comes with the CVA MOA guarantee. Once you purchase it, you have 14 days from date of purchase to test fire the gun and verify it to be as accurate as advertised. If the purchased gun will not produce MOA groups, CVA WANTS you to return it!

Buyer's Guide


Q: Is the CVA Cascade XT is the Perfect Rifle for Hunters and Shooters?

A: The CVA Cascade XT may be the perfect rifle for hunters and shooting enthusiasts alike due to its impressive combination of performance, accuracy, and versatility. With its precision-engineered barrel and user-adjustable trigger, the CVA Cascade XT is capable of consistently delivering accurate shots at various distances.

We still have more testing to perform on the range, but it's proving to be accurate in our testing thus far.


Should I Buy This Thing?

So far we really like the new addition to the CVA Cascade family. We haven't done enough shooting and testing to give you a full review that would include our "Should I buy This Thing" opinion, but so far we are really liking the CVA Cascade XT.

Whether you're hunting big game or shooting at the range, the CVA Cascade XT seems to be a reliable and versatile choice that is sure to exceed your expectations. Its solid construction and top-quality materials also make it a rifle that should stand the test of time, providing years of reliable performance.

Stay tuned as we have lots more shooting to come with this new rifle!

If you own or have shot the new CVA Cascade XT, please email us or comment on the video and let us know your experience. If you have another bolt action rifle and consider it to be the best one, please comment or email us so we can check it out!

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Adrian loves researching and finding new products for you. Her goal is to keep bringing you thorough, honest reviews to help you make the best buying decision that you can!