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T/C load recommendations

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Unread 08-20-2011, 04:38 PM
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T/C load recommendations

I'm a new guy to the forum and am looking for some advise from the vetrans. I recently picked io a T/C 50 cal pro hunter and today's results were less than I expected. I tried PR sabots 175, 195, and 350 gr with 110 gr of BH 209. They all were greater than 2.5"

After reading some of the results on the forum I know the gun can do better. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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    Unread 08-20-2011, 04:48 PM
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    Re: T/C load recommendations

    Do a search on this site for posts by "Ian M". He is no longer with us, but I learned a lot about T/C muzzleloaders from his posts here.
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    Unread 08-29-2011, 11:13 PM
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    Re: T/C load recommendations

    my triumph likes 120 gr (volume) blackhorn with harvester short black sabots and 250gr sst
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    Re: T/C load recommendations

    Try shooting a 90 gr. charge of Blackhorn 209, it's about the same as a 108 gr. charge of black powder. The bullet is the Hornady red-saboted SST 250 gr., ignited by the CCI standard 209 primers, although CCI 209Ms would probably work also.

    My groups with this load are sub 2-inch @ 200 yds., and my buddy's shoots the same. My rifle is a TC Omega and my buddy has the TC Impact.

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    Unread 09-05-2011, 05:50 PM
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    Re: T/C load recommendations

    Thanks for the input from everyone. After some more bench time my gun settled in on The Scorpion Gold 260gr in front of 100gr of BH 209. The group was a little over 1" @ 100 yrds. Now I just need to try it at 200 yards.
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    Re: T/C load recommendations

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    Thanks for the input from everyone. After some more bench time my gun settled in on The Scorpion Gold 260gr in front of 100gr of BH 209. The group was a little over 1" @ 100 yrds. Now I just need to try it at 200 yards.
    Good deal! I tested the 260 PT Gold and its a mack truck of a bullet!
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    Re: T/C load recommendations

    I have an original Encore 209x50 stainless w/ 26" barrel. I spent some time shooting different charges with the .357cal 195gr Duplex Dead Centers from PR. I tried 90-120gr of BH209 and found that my best groups were at 110gr. This will shoot MOA groups at 200 yards when I do my part. Also, I was using regular Federal 209 shotgun primers for ignition. My wife has shot a sub MOA group at 200 with the same exact load out of a CVA Kodiak Mag w/ 28" barrel.
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