Im looking to buy my first inline muzzleloader to use in Illinois and iowa. I was looking at TC pro hunter and triumph but have also seen a lot about cva and the new traditions striker fire. Does anyone have any recommendations or sites for honest reviews where the guns are actually tested not judged on endorsements or nicest camo pattern. Thanks!
When I was looking to get one I did as triple seven suggests. Then I asked my friends their opinions of theirs. After all that I felt as though I had asked Ford or Chevy? Remington 870 or Mossberg 500?
So then I handled and shot as many as I could. Not being new to bp I kind of knew what I was looking for. And since my percussion cap is a T/C I was leaning that way. While I won't say any of the ones I handled were horrible I did have ones that just worked better in my hands and were more accurate. Most were what I had expected them to be going in. But I was most pleasantly surprised by my cousins Optima.
All that said, I ended up getting a Knight and haven't been disappointed.
I have the T/C Pro Hunter you are looking at and it is a gem. I bought it in 2013 and it is fast becoming one of my favorite guns. It shoots like a dream and has no problems putting a clover leaf on paper at 100 yards. While I haven't shot it any further than that I have no doubt it would only be limited by the shooters ability.
I have a T/C Encore,its a GREAT gun,shoots under 1'' groups at 100yds. and 2'' or under at 200.Shooting 100gr.Blackhorn 209 behind a 250gr. shockwave. Couldn't pry it from my hands and has barrel options!!!!
Let the rifle find you! Handle as many as you can and go with what fits and feels natural! I've had both T/C and Traditions both are great shooters. The Traditions always felt more natural to me so I just sold my ProHunter and got another Traditions. Traditions, T/C and CVA are all decent guns!