Is it drop down action, a break action, a plunger action or a bolt gun? Primer or cap ignition? What model is it? Pellets can generate some pretty good pressures that may be skirting on too high in some actions like a plunger gun. T7 pellets are what I am thinking about, pyrodex pellets I don't think you need worry. Knowing which model of CVA it is goes a long way to giving any real solid ideas.
If you have any doubt, load it up, strap it down to a spare tire and tie a string through the trigger and stand back & pull the string gently. Did this many times with old military rifles I would get to sporterize. Always test fired them with a good load first.