T/C Encore or CVA Apex

11/19/10 @ 1:16 PM
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BoDog
BoDog
USER since 7/31/07
The first new rifle I purchased was a T/C Encore in 30-06. I have invested a considerable amount of time and money getting it set up the way I wanted it and other than a few small issues (After a few shots, the barrel heats up and closes on the spent shell and the extractor will not remove the spent casing. Hopefully soon to be fixed with a new extractor from T/C) it is a great gun. I liked the idea of the interchangeable barrels.

I recently won a CVA Apex .50 cal. Also with interchangeable barrels. Their barrels are from Bergara and are touted to be exceptional. It is brand new, still in the box. I have read that this gun is superior to the T/C.

I do not want/need two different interchangeable rifles. My question is which one should I keep? Or should I be talked into keeping both? Big Smile

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11/22/10 @ 8:56 AM
BoDog
BoDog
USER since 7/31/07
I will have to check out Bellm. Thanks for the help!!

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11/20/10 @ 7:54 PM
Janesville Shooter
Janesville Shooter
USER since 7/23/09
T/C made in America.

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11/20/10 @ 6:31 PM
Timmer72
Timmer72
USER since 12/26/06
I like my Encore but it's not without problems. Firing pin & spring needed replacing after only a couple years and not alot of shots. I believe this was due to the blackpowder. Pin would stick in the fired position and impale primer making it impossible to open action without taking barrel off. Got a new pin and spring from T/C for no charge (actually got two of each because first shipment got lost). Haven't shot blackpowder yet so don't know if I'll have the same issues. I have a .50 cal m/l, 12 ga. slug, 12 ga. turkey & 204 Ruger barrel. .270 Winchester is next on the list. Custom trigger job and also customized and dipped an aftermarket stock (Choate) and had the blued barrels custom dipped to match the Realtree Hardwoods. Nice system, but barrels can be quite expensive. Nearly as much so as a completely new gun.

I suggest looking up Bellm as they are a great source of info and parts for T/C guns. Trigger jobs can be done yourself with little effort. They also offer many barrels including Bergara's.

http://www.bellmtcs.com/store/

Edited on 11/20/10 6:35 PM
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