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#275786 - 06/24/07 05:52 PM Favorite ML
bcunnin1
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Registered: 10/16/06
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Loc: Murfreesboro/Knoxville

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I am thinking about picking up another one, I have owned two one a T/C GreyHawk and the other an Austin Halleck Mountain rifle. I am thinking about getting a newer In-line so what do yall like? It needs to be easy to clean, and nothing too expensive about as much as I will pay is for the new Thompson Center, and I would rather not.
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#275999 - 06/24/07 09:18 PM Re: Favorite ML [Re: bcunnin1]
mike243
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Registered: 09/06/06
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i dont know that there are any bad MZL made,i like a break action for the ease of unloading & cleaning.i have sidelock,bolt action & a break open action which i like the best.i have a cva optima pro nickle barrel that is very easy to take care of.the blued would be a fine choice in any of the break actions as its so easy to clean,no more taking scopes off or hooking water tubes up to the barrel to flush.most start at $200 or less,good luck choosing 1 cause there are alot to look at \:\) mike243
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#276061 - 06/24/07 09:44 PM Re: Favorite ML [Re: mike243]
Matador
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Registered: 02/04/06
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I agree with mike243, based on your post, I think you should look at the CVA Optima. Believe you would like the price. They are excellent muzzleloaders and easy to clean. Only thing I find wrong with them is they are a tad heavy to suit me. New England firearms has a breakdown too that I like and would fit your price range. Luck and lets us know what you get and how you like it.
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#276062 - 06/24/07 09:44 PM Re: Favorite ML [Re: mike243]
Model70Man
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Registered: 09/30/05
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Loc: Knoxville, TN

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I've had 3 ML. A CVA Eclipse Magnum and a CVA Optima. It took 15 minutes to clean the Eclipse Magnum, but it shot great. I liked the ease of cleaning the Optima but the dog gone thing weighed close to 12 pounds after the mounts and scope was on it. I bought a TC Encore 2 years ago and have never looked back. MOA accuracy, easy to clean, and light weight. I can't ask for anything more in a ML.
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#276106 - 06/24/07 10:05 PM Re: Favorite ML [Re: Model70Man]
bcunnin1
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Registered: 10/16/06
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Loc: Murfreesboro/Knoxville

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Ill look into that Model70man I really do like those T/C's. I loved my old Greyhawk. Ill just keep an eye on the classifieds and local paper. Thanks ya'll.
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#276438 - 06/25/07 07:56 AM Re: Favorite ML [Re: bcunnin1]
Gravey
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I've only owned 2 -- a Knight T-5 Woodsman and now a T/C Encore. I like both but the Knight took a lot longer to clean. Granted I got it in the late 80's or early 90's and MZ's have come a long way since then. Other than that I really like that gun and my brother-in-law still hunts with it today. I have to agree with everything Model70 said about the Encore. I don't have one negative thing to say about it. Lots of other good ones out there. Have fun looking and I hope you find the one you want.
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#282032 - 06/29/07 10:38 AM Re: Favorite ML [Re: Gravey]
Tnyoteboy
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Registered: 11/01/06
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Loc: Bartlett

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I've had 5 TCs and loved everyone of them. New Englander, Hawken, Thunderhawk, Encore and Omega. Traded the Encore last year for the Omega and some cash. I had planned on buying extra barrels for the Encore till I got to looking at prices and it didn't make sense to keep it if I wasn't going to buy barrels. I liked everyone of them, just wanted to upgrade through the years.
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#282880 - 06/29/07 09:34 PM Re: Favorite ML [Re: Tnyoteboy]
bohunter2001
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i dont mind the weight of the optima. I have owned the optima and two of the optima elites. 1/2 the price of the encore and just as accurate. I just purchased my second elite and plan on getting more barrels as soon as customs releases them to the factory, they are decently priced.

T/C just sent DSA an Omega z5 model blued with black stock for raising funds....
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#283314 - 06/30/07 08:18 AM Re: Favorite ML [Re: ]
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Savage is by far the best performing muzzleloader I have ever had. I have been hunting with muzzleloaders since 1987 and have owned alot of them, but none compare to the ML-II.
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#283471 - 06/30/07 10:57 AM Re: Favorite ML [Re: ]
Hillbilly Hunter
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 Originally Posted By: tndrbstr
I've holding out for savage to build a.45 in the mlII but it doesn,t look it is going to happen anytime soon. So I will probly go ahead and get it in the .50 this season....



You shoot .45 bullets through it.
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