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#1 nomad

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 07:28 PM

Anyone have one? Thinking of getting into black powder and this is one i'm looking at. Don't want a package gun because i would guess the scope on a package muzzle loader would be the same as that on a package centerfire......garbage! Thanks in advance


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:58 PM

No experience with the T/C Impact, but I would strongly encourage you to check out the CVA Optima V2's that Hnatiuk's just got in. I'm betting they won't last long!

After a lot of reading/research into modern in-lines, the Optima V2 is the ML I decided upon. I picked up one from Ontario early last winter, when pickings were extremely scarce around here, and it was about the same price when including S&H. I'm betting local stock won't last long with the new ML opportunities. Count on spending just as much on accessories as you spent on the rifle, if starting from scratch!

As for the scope I plan on mounting a Bushnell Trophy XLT DOA250 ML scope on it. They are reasonably priced and made for modern ML's.

Good luck regardless of your rifle choice. You can find some good info and plenty of opinions on the 'Modern Muzzleloader' website forums, as well both T/C and CVA have some good videos on the web.
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Posted 31 March 2014 - 10:14 PM

Thanks,i'll see what's at the show next weekend before i buy. Hnatiuk's are supposedly coming down to it.


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 08:08 AM

27 reviews on Cabelas and 4.9 out of 5 rating on the impact. From all i have read, it has better reviews than the optima and a better price tag.


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A liberal is a lot like a slinkey........They both put a smile on your face when you push them down the stairs!

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 07:57 AM

I haven't seen a bad review on the Impact or on the Optima. They're both around $300 for the black stock- blued barrel model. Best way to decide between the two is handle them and shoulder them, see which one fits you better.


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 01:13 PM

Agreed 100%! Especially if you are shorter in stature. About the only complaint I'd found for the Optima was in regard to its length making it more difficult to shoulder for some. Mine is fine, but I wouldn't want any longer length of pull. If you get to handle one at the show you'll have a better idea.
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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:23 PM

I have found the impact in black/blued for $253 and the omega for $329. I generally take a standard length of pull in a firearm. 


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A liberal is a lot like a slinkey........They both put a smile on your face when you push them down the stairs!

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:36 PM

I went to Canadain Tire to buy the CVA Wolf,...I walked out with TC Impact. I have never handled the Optima but if it feels like the Wolf, I would'nt like it. The stock on the wolf is very slight and hollow feeling like a Daisy BB/pellet gun,....and the gun doesn't feel very balanced,...too weight forward for my liking,....it just doesn't feel like a well constructed gun.

The Impact has a solid strong stock and is a better balanced gun and fits me alot better. It has real steal sling studs instead of molded plastic holes like the Wolf and the optima. The Impact is easy to break open with just a pull of your thumb on the release. The only thing that the Wolf or Optima may have over the Impact is the finger release breach plug,.....but the breach plug on the Impact is also easy to remove,..you just need to do it with the wrench that comes with it.

Overall I think the Impact is a well constructed muzzle loader. It also has a nice light trigger and shoots well. Mine is black on black,..but I think the camo and stainless model looks pretty good.

 

These are just my observations and oppinions,....in no way am I trying to insult anyones choice of gun,....everyone has different tastes and likes.. :)


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 05:46 PM

I also have the Impact and it feels and shoots great but then everybody likes something different in a firearm. I bought mainly because of the LOP feature because both the wife and me are very small in size (height wise lol). It is a hoot to shoot and we just love it, It is very consistent when using BH209 and very easy to clean.


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 07:20 PM

27 reviews on Cabelas and 4.9 out of 5 rating on the impact. From all i have read, it has better reviews than the optima and a better price tag.

26 of them reviews where made bye Jim Shockey nomad under different user names.He trust his life on them and so can you ;)  :lol:


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 07:33 PM

26 of them reviews where made bye Jim Shockey nomad under different user names.He trust his life on them and so can you ;)  :lol:

:lol:  :lol:


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 07:56 PM

Couldn't resist the temptation and decided to pull the trigger( pun intended) on a  tc impact weathershield . Between all the positive reviews and the excellent price i found, i'm confident i made the right choice. Couldn't wait for the show on the 12th lol,but i am hoping there are related supplies there. Thanks everyone for your feedback.


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A liberal is a lot like a slinkey........They both put a smile on your face when you push them down the stairs!

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 08:35 PM

Welcome to the dirty world of ML nomad B) .I think you got yourself a great ML and i bet your going to love shooting it.


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#14 nomad

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 07:54 AM

Welcome to the dirty world of ML nomad B) .I think you got yourself a great ML and i bet your going to love shooting it.

Thanks Slinkey.Something else to spend money on. Crossbow is next but first, i must decide on a scope for this thing.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 01:44 PM

Unboxing day today for me as my impact arrived just a few hours after i got home for days off. Wow, what a solid and well constructed gun for this price range. Got some bh 209 and hornady 250 gr sst sabots enroute as i type this. Pretty stoked about this purchase. I will let everyone know how it shoots when i get a chance to try it. If this thing shoots as good as it looks, i see no reason to want anything higher priced.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:26 PM

My buddy shoots 100 grain (volume) and 300gr sst's in his impact.  Very accurate with that combo.  The 250's shot just as well, he just preferred the heavier 300's.


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 09:32 AM

I have found the impact in black/blued for $253 and the omega for $329. I generally take a standard length of pull in a firearm. 

Nomad I found the Impact for $253 from Al flatherty in Toronto is that who you purchased your Impact from?

If you did just wondering what they are like to deal with?


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 04:03 PM

I have one and i love it.  i was using 250 gr SST's with 100 grains of Blackhorn 309.  I forget which primer.  It was shooting 1 3/4" groups at 100 yards.  I was so impressed with the accuracy i took it out during the regular rifle season a few times.  Never did get a buck with it but hopefully this year.  Its well worth the money IMHO.


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 04:47 PM

Nomad I found the Impact for $253 from Al flatherty in Toronto is that who you purchased your Impact from?

If you did just wondering what they are like to deal with?

Yes gb,that is where i got mine and they were excellent to deal with. I'll buy from them again.


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 11:10 AM

I called them and ordered the last one instock and already have had it delivered! and they sent me a free camo hat!

I would deal with them again any time, very good service.


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