Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

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

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by shaggy430, Nov 5, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. shaggy430

    shaggy430 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Messages:
    922
    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?
     
  2. f4t9r

    f4t9r Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2005
    Messages:
    2,670
    good choice
     
  3. ssyoumans

    ssyoumans Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    Messages:
    701
    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.
     
  4. MCgunner

    MCgunner Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2005
    Messages:
    25,165
    Location:
    The end of the road between Sodom and Gomorrah Tex
    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
     
  5. matrem

    matrem Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,611
    Location:
    Central Ohio
    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.
     
  6. JeffDilla

    JeffDilla Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2008
    Messages:
    633
    Location:
    Maine
    I have the T/C Impact and can't say enough good things about it. I say go for it.
     
  7. scallop

    scallop Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Messages:
    154
    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.
     
  8. 627PCFan

    627PCFan Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Messages:
    2,002
    Location:
    Sterling, VA
    3rd vote for the Triumph. Just expect a very tight bore, however I think thats expected with any TC's.
     
  9. T.R.

    T.R. Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2006
    Messages:
    1,569
    Location:
    Manatee County, Florida
    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
     
  10. shaggy430

    shaggy430 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Messages:
    922
    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.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page