T/C Triumph

Discussion in 'Muzzleloader Hunting' started by shootinwv, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. shootinwv

    shootinwv Member

    Messages:
    9
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Hey Guys. I have a Triumph on the way and was wondering what powder and bullet combo everyone is getting the best accuracy with. Trying to narrow down my choices a bit.
     
  2. BountyHunter

    BountyHunter Writers Guild

    Messages:
    4,803
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Just went thru a nutroll with my stepsisters triumph

    Go to Randy Wakemans muzzleloading forum and do a lot of reading.

    Randy Wakeman on Inline Muzzleloading

    They are super tight bores and have a problem with a lot of normal bullets

    Bottom line is 100-120 gr loose 777 powder is a go to load

    Swab between each shot! Then fire another primer only to clear flash hole.

    I like the TC T17 cleaning patches and T17 seasoning patches.

    777 Primers

    Bullets- Hornady 240 XTPs

    Barnes Spitfiress T-EZ for tightbore guns. Either 250 or 290 grain

    http://www.randywakeman.com/MuzzleloadingWithBarnes.htm

    A lot of people like the Blackhorn 209 but 2x as costly. 100-120 grains

    BH
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2009

  3. BountyHunter

    BountyHunter Writers Guild

    Messages:
    4,803
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Just to show how fickle some rifles can be, got finished wringing out the Triumph for my step sister

    Ended up with the green hornady sabots, hornady 240 XTPS and 2 pellet 777 (100 gr) with 777 primers. All into one hole repeatedly at 100 (4x at least). Had to swab between shots too and then fire a primer before loading.

    Tried at least 10 other bullets/sbots and all of the MMP sabots, CCI, Win and Rem primers and best other group was about 1.5 inches with the 240 XTP and black MMP sabots for tight bores and loose 777 powder with 777 primer.

    If did not like white hots, blackhorn, pyrodex powders at all.

    Honestly was amazed that the gun like the pellets over Blackhorn or loose 777 but it did.

    BH
     
  4. shootinwv

    shootinwv Member

    Messages:
    9
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    I checked Hornadys site and did not see an XTPS. I only saw the XTP Mag and the HP XTP. Which did you use.
     
  5. BountyHunter

    BountyHunter Writers Guild

    Messages:
    4,803
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    240 grain XTP HP for the 44 mag # 44200

    That is what this one liked.

    Key will be tight bore bullets. Barnes TEZ, the smaller MMP sabots etc.

    BH
     
  6. 1357MAG

    1357MAG Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    91
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Do you know where I can get a hold of those green saboted 240 gn. Hornady .44/.50 cals? I cannot find them anywhere!
     
  7. bowhunthard

    bowhunthard Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    979
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2008
    Use the Hornady 250 gr. SST with the red sabot (sometimes the TC 250gr. SuperGlides are tight). They load and shoot pretty good. For power use 777 FFG or blackhorn 209. With the 777 you'll probably need to patch between shots, the blackhorn you won't. The 777 is cheaper tho, even tho you need to use a bit more to attain the same velocity as a lighter charge of bh209.

    Good luck, they're a good shootin gun.
     
  8. tayhot

    tayhot Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    169
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    I have had my Triumph for three years and love it. I started out with T7 mag pellets then switched to BH209. BH209 is the only powder I would use in a modern inline. 120 gr and Barnes 290 gr TMZ is devastating and very accurate. I have lots of experience trying different loads and the Triumph does have a very tight bore, but the powder seems to preffer that