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Old 08-31-2008, 11:58 AM
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Hi, I'm new to this forum and relatively new to muzzleloader hunting. I bought a T/C Triumph last year and had excellent luck with both the gun and hunting last year. This year I went to the range to make sure the gun was sighted in and it's printing holes all over the place. I hadn't changed a thing as after my hunting last year I cleaned the gun and applied bore butter for storage and cleaned the barrel before loading and shooting. Using the same loads and same everything it will sometimes group two shots and the next two, three or four shots will be 6' high, low, left or right. Shot around 15 to 20 shots and I'm at a loss and frustrated as I'm booked for a Kansas hunt at the end of September. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-31-2008, 12:29 PM
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try brand new powder or pellets. which and what type are you shooting? a friend of mine had that problem with the lose pyrodex and he just needed a new batch. then right back in there.
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Old 08-31-2008, 02:15 PM
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Well that's one thing I didn't try yet. I just got a new batch as I was running low on the original batch.Hope to get to the range this coming week.
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Old 08-31-2008, 02:18 PM
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What bullets?
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Old 08-31-2008, 02:23 PM
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What bullets?
I'm using 250 gr. Shock Wave Super Glides and 100 gr. of Triple Seven pellets with Winchester W209 shotshell primers. Had very tight groups with this last year.
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I use the shockwaves too..

Maybe the powder will fix it. The bullet is seating in the same spot each time right? If it is I dont know. You seem like your keeping it clean. Are you swabbing the barrell between shots? Im just throwing ideas out there that maybe you havent thought of. Hopefully we can figure it out.
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Old 08-31-2008, 02:31 PM
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check all the screws as well but i'll bet its the powder but only 25 cents. and welcome to the forum. as you may have noticed there is no lack of sharing opinions and thoughts. jump in anywhere anytime.
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