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Old 11-29-2015, 07:29 AM
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Default Everyones thoughts on the 54 calibre?

My Son has a chance to buy a inline TC in 54 caliber. I am not a BP shooter but from what I can find the 50 cal is the current standard for BP shooters. There are only a couple of bullets even offered in 54 cal verses a bunch of options in 50 cal. So here is the question, should he hold off and pay 3x as much for a new 50 cal or buy the 54 cal that is in very good condition?

Karl
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Old 11-29-2015, 02:45 PM
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Using sabots the .54 caliber uses the same .45 caliber bullets the .50 caliber does. Few years ago i picked up a somewhat pawnshop worn .54 caliber TC FireHawk rifle for $100. The bore is pristine and the gun shoots sabots and patched round balls like a dream. Killed a few deer and a lot of wild hogs with that gun.

Buy the .54.
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Old 11-29-2015, 05:51 PM
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Default Thanks for the input I will pass it on

Thanks for your insight Falcon...

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Old 12-05-2015, 08:27 AM
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Well, I have mixed thoughts. I own several 54 and 50 cal BP rifles. I shoot the 50's far more with great results. I tend to shoot sabots and ballets more than round balls. If I was forced to shoot only round balls, I would opt for the good priced 54.
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