TC omega replacement barrels???

Discussion in 'Muzzleloader Hunting' started by dwhunts, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. dwhunts

    dwhunts Well-Known Member

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    Anybody know of a place making replacement omega barrels? Obviously if you search "TC" and "barrel" all you get is contender and encore stuff. If you leave out the "TC", you get watch stuff. I know I could just buy another one, but I kinda wanted to see if there was a more accurate custom option.
     
  2. focker

    focker New Member

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    I've tried the same, no luck as well.. I assumed I was the only one on the planet who wanted one, now I see I'm not alone. I never actually called and ask TC and was gonna just buy the cheapest one I could find and throw away the stock, etc. That doesn't make sense so I need to call them, or find a custom maker to sell me one for the omega.

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  3. dwhunts

    dwhunts Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the Omega was the hottest thing going for awhile, but it seems like it's fallen out of favor. TC isn't even making it anymore. I know in muzzle loading circles it's not very highly thought of, something to do with lock time. I think they're fine, and call me crazy, but I can't see how a break action can be as accurate as a fixed barrel. There is a smith out there somewhere that can do a custom barrel (it's not a complicated design), we've just gotta find one. I'm gonna keep looking. I almost just decided to give up and buy an Encore. I like my Omega though, and I've made some amazing shots with it. It's a light handy rifle that's easy to clean... What more could you ask for out of a rifle your only gonna hunt with (in my case) 9 days out of the year?
     
  4. Kaneman23

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    I couldn't get any consistent accuracy out of my Omega because of a pitted barrel so I sent it into T/C last December. It couldn't be fixed & they wouldn't replace it because they said the barrels were all serialized to the gun. They offered me an employee discount on a new rifle which wasn't a bad deal but they wouldn't send back my old rifle. It was essentially a trade-in but the omega was worthless to me without any replacement barrel options.
     
  5. ENCORE

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    Call Mike Bellm. Mike may know someone. He does know a guy that works on the Omega trigger, who may know about another barrel.

    Someone, someplace, somewhere I've been, may have rebarreled an Omega it seems. Took a lot of work, heck it could have been right here on this site. Do a search......
     
  6. ATH

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    Never heard of someone rebarreling one.

    Why do you think it needs it, is it visibly damaged? In my extensive experience with Omegas, I found them to be somewhat finicky in what they would shoot well, but once you worked up a load they were incredibly accurate. I have shot MOA groups with mine to 500 yards.

    The usual culprit is people pushing too high of charges. Back off on the charge until you hit accuracy. I shoot the 200SW with 110gr 777...definitely not a max load...but it's been good for deer to 400 yards. I only get accuracy with a max load when I get to 300 grain bullets.
     
  7. Kaneman23

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    Mine had some heavy pitting about 8inches past the breach. The rest of the barrel was in good shape but no matter what I did, I couldn't achieve the accuracy I wanted so I sent it into T/C. They said it couldn't be fixed and that it was ruined. They blamed it on improper maintenance but I think it was just a rough barrel that got worse with usage of pyrodex. I cleaned it after every use and kept it spotless.
     
  8. ATH

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    Yes I had a ML I gave all the TLC in the world but after years of pyrodex the barrel lost accuracy. My Omegas have seen nothing but 777.
     
  9. Kaneman23

    Kaneman23 New Member

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    I had less than 100rds through my Omega. I fed it 777 at first and switched to pyrodex after some load testing with Hornady SST's. The pyrodex seemed to perform better but the accuracy fell off eventually. I ended up buying a bone collector triumph from T/C but I'm not sure of it yet since I don't like the idea of a break action. I may end up selling it for another Omega or give it up all together since the season is short to begin with. I don't have time to mess with it much these days.
     
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