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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-19-2020, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Inline muzzleloader

So I have a couple of bucks that is burning a hole through my pocket and since I am a firm believer of buying atleast one gun a year till Iím 65 so I have about 20 more years of buying.

Thinking of an in-line and my budget is between 300-600

What would you guys recommend? I have a flint lock and not heavily into muzzleloading but wouldnít mine getting the kids out in the early season.

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-19-2020, 11:50 AM
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Check the gun sale sites. A few years ago I got a brand new TC Black Diamond for $175 still in the factory packaging with all the acc.
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I'm a huge fan of CVA's Optima V2. Mine has been a tack-driver, and a dream to shoot.
The Accura is a step up (barrel-wise) but they share the same EXCELLENT trigger with the Optima V2 (the best stock trigger I've ever felt on a ML, rivals that of many factory bolt-actions.)
Take a look at Bud's Gunshop (online).
They usually have very good deals on package deals that'll get you the gun, a very serviceable scope, and case for ~$350-$360 (Optima V2, Accura's start ~$120 more w/o optics) shipped to your door.
That'll leave room in the budget for accessories,primers, powder/pellets, bullets & sabots, cleaning supplies, etc.
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Bought a cva accura mr last year nitride, bottom land camo. Shoots fantastic!
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All my cva's shoot great, I would buy another if I didn't have 3,

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T/C Encore Pro Hunter FX. Solid reputation for quality and accuracy. Plus it's American made by American workers. Unlike the 100% imports suggested.
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T/C Encore Pro Hunter FX. Solid reputation for quality and accuracy. Plus it's American made by American workers. Unlike the 100% imports suggested.
Also at the very top end of OP's budget w/o optics.
Nice rifle, yes.
Made in America, yes.
Does anything the "100% imported" options above can't, nope. (except empty the wallet faster.)

T/C also has more issues with their "speed breech" than CVA ever has with their QRBP....not to mention the trigger isn't quite as nice.. It's decent, worlds better than anything put out by Traditions, but it's not even close to what CVA did with the current Accura and Optima lines.
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Also at the very top end of OP's budget w/o optics.
Nice rifle, yes.
Made in America, yes.
Does anything the "100% imported" options above can't, nope. (except empty the wallet faster.)

T/C also has more issues with their "speed breech" than CVA ever has with their QRBP....not to mention the trigger isn't quite as nice.. It's decent, worlds better than anything put out by Traditions, but it's not even close to what CVA did with the current Accura and Optima lines.

I never had an issue with mine so never looked into issues. What problems have they had?

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I never had an issue with mine so never looked into issues. What problems have they had?
The breech plugs get stuck... advertised as hand-removable, but I'm guessing it's the o-rings causing the issue.
My old Traditions used an o-ring on the breech plug as well, could be a bear to remove after 5 or 6 shots. Had to learn a habit of backing it off half a turn and re-tightening every other shot... If I forgot, it was strap wrench time.

I've heard similar complaints with the T/C design... sometimes worse as some models aren't as easy to take down to where you could get a strap wrench on it...

Have had 0 problems w/ the CVAs using their QRBP (no o-rings).

And before a certain poster asks, yes, I use/used anti-seize on all of them.
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Any thoughts on Traditions?
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