Looking for a new break-open Muzzleloader- Any suggestions?


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shaggy430
November 5, 2012, 05:12 PM
I'm looking to purchase a new in-line muzzleloader for next year's muzzleloader season. I've got one of the original Knight muzzleloaders. It is very accurate, but it is a pain to clean. I'd like to get a break open style. I'm leaning toward the T/C Impact and have heard mostly good reviews. Anyone suggest anything else?

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f4t9r
November 5, 2012, 05:33 PM
good choice

ssyoumans
November 5, 2012, 06:11 PM
I like my CVA Optima in stainless steel. Mine came with a scope mount already mounted and I dropped in an old 3-9 scope I had laying around. Other options with fiber optic sights. Used it to drop a doe on opening day.
One note: you have to buy another quick release breech plug,$17, that is optimized to work with Blackhorn 209 powder (my powder of choice due to all its benefits). These are affordable rifles and I'm able to hold 1.5" groups at 80 yards. Good enough for where I hunt. Very easy to clean. Check out Blackhorn 209 powder.

MCgunner
November 5, 2012, 08:16 PM
I got the cheaper CVA Wolf on sale a few years back and took my first black powder deer last season with it. It's a tack driver and easy to clean and unload if I don't see anything.

I tried BH209, wouldn't fire. I cleaned out the hole in the breech plug, but never tried the powder again. 777 works for me. :D

matrem
November 5, 2012, 08:26 PM
I have a TC Triumph & one of my BILs has an Impact. The Triumph is easier to clean because it's quicker to remove breech plug.
Both fine guns though.

JeffDilla
November 5, 2012, 08:31 PM
I have the T/C Impact and can't say enough good things about it. I say go for it.

scallop
November 5, 2012, 09:48 PM
Second vote for the T/C Triumph. I love mine, very accurate, breech plug is fantastic and it points and feels like a natural extension.

627PCFan
November 7, 2012, 12:04 PM
3rd vote for the Triumph. Just expect a very tight bore, however I think thats expected with any TC's.

T.R.
November 9, 2012, 01:05 PM
I've had very good luck with my CVA Optima; my son hunts with a CVA Wolf. These are very well engineered rifles that are exceptionally well crafted. Pricing is quite affordable.

TC rifles are very common. But many plastic parts within the trigger housing assembly. That was a turn off for me.

TR

shaggy430
November 9, 2012, 05:38 PM
Thanks for the replies guys. I good friend of mine has the CVA Optima as well and loves it. I'll handle a couple and see which one I like best.

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