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Top muzzleloader pick?

Old 11-21-2011, 03:57 PM
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Default Top muzzleloader pick?

What is everybodys choice for a high end muzzleloader? I have been looking at the Omega by T/C and the Apex by CVA. Any tips or feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:11 PM
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You should post in the Blackpowder section...
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:17 PM
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I primarily roll an Omega, and it's a tough one to beat. It's affordable, very simple, lifetime warranty (that I haven't had to use yet), shoots great, and I love my trigger. It's a steal for what they cost.
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:56 AM
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T/C Encore series gets my vote as best of the best when it comes to top shelf muzzleloader!
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:24 PM
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TC Omega with laminate thumbhole stock. The new Knights look very good but they are very proud of them!
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:56 PM
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A couple of years ago I was in the market to buy a new muzzle loader. I was going to get the Omega when the owner of the gun shop called me one day and told me to come down. I went in and he had 2 brand new Encores. Laminate wood, thumb hole stock and stainless steel. He told me that I could have them both for $1000.00 even. I bought them and a buddy and I split them. It has been the best $500 I have ever spent on hunting equipment. In the past I had always hunted with an 870 12 gauge. This gun has over twice the range and is twice as accurate. I have killed more deer in the last 5 years with this gun then I had in the previous 10 years with my shotgun. I know it is not all about the gun but when you double your range your odds go up.
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:01 PM
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I have a Omega. Its a great gun. The only thing I wish it had was a speed breech plug. When you do buy a muzzleloader spend the extra money and get a stainless barrell....they are worth every extra penny.
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Old 11-24-2011, 12:55 AM
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I had the Omega with the laminated thumbhole stock, it was good but I love the Triumph
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:51 AM
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I shoot a TC ProHunter 50 cal and it shoots .75 moa every time out at 100yds. I love my TC PH.
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:19 PM
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CVA. I have been shooting 2 different cva,s for 20 years or so. My newest and the one I use now is a Optima Magnum. I have shot a deer at 200 yards with it. Affordable price, great durrability, and a great warrenty. Now about that. My first CVA had a recall on it. I called it in and was telling the service rep on the phone that I had a hunt in 1 week that I wanted to use that gun on. She asked if it was scoped and what load I used. I told her. She said I would have the new one in 2 days. Sure enough in 2 days I got my new barrell,and scope with a target showing it hitting at 100 yards. All I had to do was drop in my trigger assembly(2 bolts) and put it in the stock(1 bolt). Killed a nice buck at 120 yards that year. A gun dosent have to be priced high to kill deer. It just has to do it!
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