New Jersey Hunters banner

1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
751 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I wanted to ask the board if anyone has any experience with firearms like the TC Encore or CVA Ultima Elite. I have a Rem 870 12ga. with a smoothbore for birds/small game and a Hastings rifled barrel for deer etc.

I am thinking about a muzzleloader and figure if I am going to get one, why not get one that I can add a couple barrels to and make it a shotgun and a .308 etc. It would be nice to have one gun for deer, turkey, and other hunting in areas that allow rifles.

Single shot might be a drawback but I'm not so sure. Anyone have opinions on this? Aside from the CVA and the TC - anyone know of other brands to look at?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
612 Posts
I think Knight is making a similar model with interchangable barrels... not sure... I'll look into it for you. I have a knight and like it... it's accurate to 100 yards (probably more but haven't tried it)... some guys like to reach out further but 100 yards accuracy is my rule of thumb for a deer gun in jersey.

I like having multiple rounds at my disposal (but try my best to kill with the first... and most times do) but some guys would say they are more accurate on the first round if they know there isn't one backing it up. All a matter of preference I guess.

Just to play devils advocate, why do you want only one gun for deer, turkey, etc. I bet if you decide to hunt a place where rifle is allowed, you may want to get a different gun just for that.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,451 Posts
Go with the T/C there warranty is great. It is also very easy to get sighted in. Shoot a saboted 300 grain with about 80 grains of powder or use one plug.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
751 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
I've heard great things about the TC but they are expensive - barrels too.

JerseyFJ40 - I think that going this route stops me from having to also buy another rifle. My logic is. Buy one muzzleloader plus one .308 barrel for it and I don't have to buy 2 guns. Add a shotgun barrel to that and now I have 3 good configurations on one frame, covers lots of hunting ground and I have one less gun in my safe (after I sell my 870 - of course that will never happen and I will just have more gear );) What could end up as 3 guns (ml, .308 and my 870) becomes 1 gun with three barrels. I'm thinking about this way too much.

I don't know - I guess what's driving this is that I want more time to hunt and going with the ML adds lots of hunting days for me in NJ and why buy an ML that only does ML. Of course I would like a Marlin 30/30 or 35 but that's another issue altogether.

Maybe a bow............hmmmmmm. Is it hard to get into bow hunting? That would give me much more hunting time. Ahhh between guns and guitars my wife is going to leave me.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
90 Posts
BGOOD,i have the t/c encore,50cal.Bought a bp shotgun barrel for it last yr,killed first wk.turkey with it this yr.What a trip!Extra barrels are expensive for it.BP shot gun barrel $295.Lots of fun shooting it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,666 Posts
TC is the way to go. I have some buddies who live and die for their single shots. Muzzle one day. .308 or .300 next. TC has the best service you can ask for. I have toured their plant as it is about 45 min from my house. The plant is spotless even in the middle of production. Their customer service department knows how to treat folks.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
227 Posts
T/C IS THE GUN TO GO WITH, CUSTOMER SERVICE IS GREAT IF YOU NEED IT, QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED FAST AND FREE, GUNS ARE EXPENSIVE BUT YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR, IF YOU TAKE CARE OF IT IT WILL LAST FOR SEVERAL GENERATIONS AND THEN SOME:)[up][up]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,467 Posts
The T/C Encores are great. Their ability to switch barrels saves alot of $$ in the long run. Last summer before heading to Montana, I put a .22-250 heavy barrel with a 14x Simmons Aetec scope on my Encore. I was shooting prairie dogs all day long. And the gun was accurate enough to make 300yd shooting seem easy.
When I came home, I put the .50cal. back on in 5 minutes, and was ready for deer season.
** The forends on the musket barrels are different than the rifle and shotgun forends.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
751 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
Thanks guys. You confirmed the TC choice for me. That's where I was leaning. I think I'll get the 50 cal for this year and add barrels later.
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top