I'm a big TC fan (own 2) and with a Nikon scope you would have a great package. I will differ slightly on range as this combo would shoot out to 200+yds with the right bullet and your practice. I know there is a Savage model very cappable of going out farther but I don't have any first hand knowledge on that rifle. Every year seems to bring out rifles that expand the kill distance for muzzleloaders. I also believe that in guns generally you get what you pay for. You have picked out two very good quality products that would serve you well for a long time.
Last edited by Hunting Man; 07-07-2008 at 12:02 AM.