I'm wanting to purchase a pre 2006 Thompson Center Encore Muzzleloader preferably stainless steel with laminate stock 50cal. My uncle has one and it was perfect for me. I really don't care for the late model pro hunter. I have read about many problems with them since being bought by S&W. If I can't find one then I will have to settle for the CVA Optima 50cal. Does any one have any insight on them?