The CVA Apex Muzzleloader vs. the T/C Encore Muzzleloader

The CVA Apex rifle is superior to the T/C Encore in a variety of aspects. The Apex offers you a better muzzleloading rifle for less money than the T/C and beats the T/C across the board with everything you want in a quality rifle.

The Barrel & Scope Rail Base

The Bergara barrel on the CVA Apex muzzleloader is the closest thing to a custom barrel that you will find with a stock rifle. The quality of this barrel provides increased accuracy which will pay off when you’re trying to hit your target. We guarantee that the Bergara barrel will result in increased accuracy over the Encore’s factory barrel. The CVA muzzleloader has barrel fluting, while the Encore does not. Barrel fluting offers faster cooling and a reduced barrel weight. You get both of these features for $300 less than the Encore. When shooting for the best possible accuracy, a scope rail is one of the best ways to ensure hitting your target every time. The CVA Apex muzzleloader comes standard with the Durasight Z2 rail base while the T/C Encore does not. Paying an extra $300 for the T/C, a rifle with lesser features, really doesn’t make sense.

The Adjustable Trigger & Breech Plug

The Apex offers the unique ability to adjust the trigger weight. This is a feature not available on the T/C which is standard at 4.75 lbs. The Apex CVA muzzleloader, however, offers an adjustable trigger weight down to 3 lbs. Additionally, the Apex allows you to remove the breech plug with absolutely no tools. However, with the standard Encore, you have to use tools, making a simple task cumbersome. There is no substitute to simplicity, which gives the Apex CVA muzzleloading rifle a clear advantage over the Encore’s rifle.

Breech Plug
The CVA APEX muzzleloader features the patent pending CVA QRBP (Quck Release Breach Plug); the only such system that really works after the gun is fired. After the TC is fired you still need to use a tool to remove the breech plug. There is nothing quick about having to use a tool.

Extra Benefits of the Apex CVA Muzzleloader

You will not find a better recoil pad than on the CVA muzzleloading Apex rifle. There is no comparison to the old ventilated pad that the standard Encore uses. The Apex rifle also comes with one of the best slings on the market ‚Äì the Quake Claw Sling. “All Grip, and No Slip” gives you unparalleled peace of mind; the Encore doesn’t even come with a sling.

The Apex’s Value

With all of the advantages of the Apex rifle, why would you ever pay over $800 for the T/C Encore, when you could get the CVA Apex muzzleloader starting at only $652.95? It is one thing to pay less for lower quality, but when you can get a better rifle for less money, there shouldn’t be any difficulty making the right decision. The CVA Apex is your best choice for a brand new muzzleloading rifle.

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2 Responses to The CVA Apex Muzzleloader vs. the T/C Encore Muzzleloader

  1. Brad Fry says:

    The innovation never seems to stop at CVA! Hands down an unbelievable “bang for your buck”!