I had been wanting to get a TC rifle for some time. Finally, after Christmas 2007 I decided it was time. Some Christmas cash and the sale of some other guns gave me enough to make the purchase. The dream became reality. I knew I would eventally go back and get the .50 cal muzzleloader as well. I took a Leupold scope off of another rifle and put it on my new Encore. I literally had to make time to go on Saturday and get zeroed in at 100 yds, because I wanted to hunt on New Year's morning (Monday)and I don't hunt on Sunday. With the Georgia season winding down, and late season deer movement at a minimum, I found myself fighting impatience just to stay in the stand. It was cold and windy, and I was just ready to quit when I say two deer running across the hill about 60 yards from my tree. This buck stopped and looked in my direction. He was suspicious but hung around long enough for me to shoot through a small opening and drop him in his tracks. I was pumped.