CVA’s New Bolt Action Rifle: The Cascade XT — SHOT Show 2023

CVA Cascade XT

Announced just a few weeks ago, CVA started offering the Cascade XT to take their first-ever centerfire rifle to the next level.

The XT or X-Treme model is designed to be the “precision-oriented” member of the Cascade lineup featuring a heavier fluted barrel and CVA’s own radial muzzle brake.

Heavy #5 taper fluted barrel.

I have been in the process of reviewing the original CVA Cascade and am very impressed with it, especially when I factor in the price. This XT variant looks to expand on the original by providing a few more premium features.

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(Photo: CVA)

Shooting the Cascade XT, the magazine fed nicely, the oversized bolt knob with 70-degree throw was easy to work with, and the rifle shot well.

Another upgrade is the camo chassis which I prefer over solid color options. The stock comes with two front sling swivel studs and a rubber recoil pad.

Specs and Features

  • Calibers for Cascade XT: 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win, .450 Bushmaster, .350 Legend, 6.5 PRC, 7mm Rem Mag, .300 Win Mag.
  • #5 taper fluted barrel.
  • Barrel Length: 22″-26″ in.
  • Threaded muzzle 5/8 x 24 (.450 Bushmaster 11/16 x 24)
  • 70° Bolt throw with oversized knob.
  • Two-position safety
  • SoftTouch Finish
  • Flush fit, detachable magazine
  • Ambidextrous stock with Crushzone® recoil pad
  • Dual front swivel studs
  • Compatible with all two piece mounts built for the Savage® 110 AccuTrigger™ models.
  • 4140 Barrel finished Graphite Black Cerakote™
  • Lifetime Warranty*
  • 14 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • MOA Guarantee

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Soft-touched Camo finish

The rifle I shot was suppressed and sounded great, however, I was not able to try out their new radial muzzle brake. The barrel is threaded and ready for any muzzle device or suppressor of your choosing, but the radial muzzle brake looks sleek in the stock photos I found on CVA’s website.

Currently available in 6.5 Creedmooor, .308 Win, .450 Bushmaster, .350 Legend, 6.5 PRC, 7mm Rem Mag, and .300 Win Mag, the CVA Cascade XT is now shipping with an MSRP of $799. It’s backed by a lifetime warranty!

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About the author: Mitchell Graf is passionate about hunting and competition shooting. During college he was the shooting instructor for Oklahoma State’s Practical Shooting Team, and these days he spends as much time as he can chasing after pigs and coyotes with night vision and thermals. You can follow Mitchell’s adventures over at his Instagram @That_Gun_Guy_

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