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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-23-2011, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by turbohawk1 View Post
Thompson center seems to be more money then CVA, T/C that much better?
Some might think Made in America is better.
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post #12 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-23-2011, 07:53 PM
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I would put my hard earned money in TC products.
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post #13 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-23-2011, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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tc pimped their name big time with all the tv ads and so they seem to be the best but there really is no best. The best is the rifle that shoots what you need it to shoot and what fits you best.

My $170 wolf gives rifles that cost 10x the money than i paid a real hard run for their money.
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post #14 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-23-2011, 09:21 PM
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TC didn't pimp anything! They simply, without question, built the best ML on the market for many years while others were building and selling cheap kit guns. TC products will still run with the best and be worth more down the road, and that's a fact. I'm not downing any product out there and I have said here many times, purchase what you like, just don't spread the bull, it never smells good no matter how you serve it.

Sorry to have gotten off subject here.....

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post #15 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-23-2011, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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lol everyone on tv shoots a tc, its pimping basically.

TC right now is getting gutted out by Smith and Wesson and now theres a rumor about S&W selling the TC brand over to Remington, minus the barrel making equipment.

When you advertise like they do, of course you're going to make people think they are the best, thats why they market their rifles so much. Flood the TV shows and commercials and bingo!

A bow company does the same thing, i got the name on the tip of my tongue but danged if i can say it. Hate when that happens!
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post #16 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-23-2011, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Matthews! Ahhhh, feel better now that i figured out the brand LOL
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post #17 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-24-2011, 01:53 AM
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Its odd though.. You put the brands Matthews and TC down but yet I dont really know anyone that owns these brands and complains about them failing etc. When the consumers have no complaints the brand gets recoginized for being one of the best.

I should probably throw this out there. I dont own a mathews. Its a Hoyt. But Ive never heard complaints about them (mathews) and therefore would not be scared to buy one.

However I do own a T/C and am happy with it. I have never felt the need to build them up repeatedly on various forums over the net. You must be one bored individual.

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post #18 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-24-2011, 07:16 AM
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When someone seeks info on a product it would probably be best to let them know of the many choices they have to choose from and not just try to jam one particular brand/model at them, be it muzzleloaders or turkey calls.
Huntingman and I have poked fun at each other on muzzleloader brands for quite some time now but that's all it amounts to, it's just harmless fun between him and I, his preferred brand will kill deer dead as good as my my preferred brand and vice-versa and so won't any of the other brands.

The best answer to product make/model questions are the answers that let the buyers decide on what they want to choose and not what we want them to choose. I hammer the features, accuracy & price of my preferred muzzleloader brand,,, BUT,,, I also point out that "Other" manufacturers make muzzleloaders of equal quality and accuracy some are even competitive on pricing.
So the best answer to which muzzleloader to choose shoud be,
There are several muzzleloader manufacturers all producing affordable, accurate shooting rifles. The best thing to do would be visit a local gun-shop and hold/feel, shoulder each one in your price range because after all YOU, the buyer are the ones who will develop the trusting & confident life-long relationship with YOUR weapons.

Don't let anyone try to tell you this "Brand" is better than that Brand because each manufacturer is producing quality, accurate and "SAFE" shooting weapons.
It all boils down to what features you prefer and in what price range you want to shop in.
Good Luck and many, many happy, safe hunting adventures !!!

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
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post #19 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-24-2011, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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well said Bruce.

Each muzzy out there will have their flaws in either being able to shoot one certain type of projectile or a flaw in how they fit that person. Some like the old bolt actions that gum up after a few shots, to each their own!
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post #20 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-24-2011, 12:12 PM
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BB, well said. You and I have some years behind us and know some ML history at least since the 70's. However, even though I favor TC products, like many here, I own several brands, shoot and enjoy them too. Today many companies are competing for what once was a fairly limited market share for quality ml guns. As a testament to market variety, right here at this site, members report on their preferences and quality of their purchases. I enjoy the debate you and I have (TC vs Traditions) and appreciate fair reviews across the ml spectrum from all sources, I just don't like incorrect information posted which has absolutely no factual history to back it up. I never understood how anyone could say a certain product only sold because of hype and over advertising. I think most people would in short order be able to sort out fact from fiction and sales would plummet. That didn't happen with either TC or Mathews or for that matter any company that's still in business. Long winded this afternoon, I guess, and got my tail feathers ruffed up again! Shame on me I should know better by now.
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