For an early Christmas/college graduation present my dad got me a new muzzleloader. It's the CVA Apex. Now I grew up using Knights and loved them (minus the cleaning), and recently have shot/used TC's Omega and Encore. I have never thought much of CVAs but after using this gun, I don't think I will ever go back. This is one of the most solid built, easy to clean guns I have ever used or even seen. It has no rattle or lose parts, and you can even adjust the trigger pull from a screw on the back side of the trigger (no taking apart trigger systems or replacing springs, etc). It has almost NO felt recoil. I can't say enough good things about this gun!
Opening afternoon of muzzleloader here in TN I took my first deer of the year. I hit a doe about 50 yards away. The Powerbelt bullets I am using easily smoked the doe. So even though I lost my deer the day before with bow, I still killed a deer with my new bow and muzzleloader on back to back days!