I don't have a TC Impact, but I have many ML rifles and still would go with the TC rifle, however, CVA has made big strides recently and most likely would give the TC a run for it's money. Both will serve you in the hunting arena for as long as you take good care of the barrel. What's the price difference between them? FG, has been playing with TC rifles of late so he's not totally a CVA guy. I wouldn't count out Traditions rifles either.