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Thompson Center Omega


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I am thinking about purchasing a muzzleloader. I have heard nothing bad about this muzzleloader. Probably getting the .50 cal. Does anyone have any input on this choice or possible alternatives. I really like the looks, and the reported accuracy. Also, I have thought about the Knight, but am leaning towards the TC Omega. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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I bought an Omega a couple years ago. Laminate stock and stainless barrel. No regrets. Easy to clean, accurate, nice looking, and it fits me well when it comes up to my shoulder.

Nothing wrong with the Knights either. You'll be happy with either one.

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I have an Omega and they are very good guns. I've never liked the whole disk thing with Knights, but they are supposed to be good guns too.

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I have a TC Omega and couldn't be happier with it. You wouldn't go wrong with a Knight though either in my opinion but I wouldn't get a disc personally. They've got a new break open action and I think they have a gun that's built just like the Omega now.

Nova who is on the other Deer post is having some issues right now trying to get his Omega to pattern but it's one of those variance things with which is the best bullet to shoot out of the gun, and powder loads. I think he'll get it figured out at the range tonight though and be set for the weekend.

Ryan

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Ditto what everyone has said. I have an Omega and a pre-disk Knight (MK-85). Great gun ... green mountain barrel, timney trigger but I LOVE my Omega. Much easier to clean and more compact even with the longer barrel. Gander in Foreat Lake had the blued synthetic for $269. You really can't go wrong at that price.

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i have dunked my omega 2 x this year and the last time had to use my buddy's ramrod to break the ice out of barrel and the stupid thing still fired (would not recomend this but it happens when you go though the ice verry cold walk) but the gun didn't care ausome gun

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I got it fixed which is a good thing. I really like the gun. I have used my brothers for several years and just had to have one for myself.

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