Thompson Center questions

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  1. Dads Son

    Dads Son Member

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    I have a Thompson Center Impact 50 caliber muzzle loader I want to use this year for deer hunting. What kind of primers and bullets do you recommend to use with this gun?
    Any recommendations is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Mennoniteman

    Mennoniteman Well-Known Member

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    I'd recommend 209 primers, these are very standard, and readily available. For powder, I'd use Pyrodex pellets, these are very simple and easy to use, 2 pellets gives you 100 grains, a nice load to start with, and will easily kill a deer. Remember to put them down the barrel black end first, this is the ignition end. For bullets I'd use a 250 grain sabot like the Thompson Center Shock Wave. Sabots don't need any lubrication and are easy to load. You will find lots of options out there, this is one option that's a a very simple and is a deadly combination.



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  3. Drycreek

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    I’ll second what MM said, with one exception. You might have to try different brands of saboted bullets. I know I did. Some of them simply wouldn’t group in my TC Encore.
     
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    I’ve been a big fan of the Barnes MZ Expanders 250g with 3 pellets. I’ve taken deer/antelope to 211yds. In my Knight rifles, they routinely shoot into 11/2”. At 2200+FPS, these things hit really hard.
     
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