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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-20-2007, 11:24 AM
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I just got my Thompson/Center Triumph camo stock and stainless weatherguard about 2 weeks ago. This is my first muzzleloader.

Besides it arriving without the fiber optic insert in the front site, I am very happy and impressed with this gun! Thompson promptly sent me a new element to install and it was easy to correct. It's a little loose (up and down movement) but it won't slide out because the ends are melted. Thompson says the little play is normal. Comments on this?

I also shot it using T/C 250gr shockwave sabots, 2 and 3 Pyrodex pellets and Winchester primers (don't know the number, just standard 209 primers) with no problem. Cleaning after each shot was a snap with the removable breech plug. I'm using Hoppes No 9 Plus and it seems to work well. Anything better out there?

I'm using open sights for now and it's a very light gun to carry compared to some of the rifles I have.

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post #12 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-21-2007, 10:14 AM
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i dont know if its a better cleaner or not but ive used thompson/center #13 bore cleaner for a long time now. im very impressed with the job it does
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post #13 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-22-2007, 09:46 PM
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im not really sure but i think hoppes isnt for blackpowder,just smokeless powder.that BP is very corrosive i would use a cleaner just for it.I use barrel blaster concentrated gun cleaning gel by cva.never had a problem with it.I dont smell as nice as hoppes but you can use it around the wife

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post #14 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-24-2007, 01:25 PM
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Hoppes No 9 Plus is formulated for black powder. It's not that standard No 9.
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see ya learn something new everyday,thanks

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post #16 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-10-2007, 11:36 AM
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I set up a friend Triumph last week, it was seating there all scoped and ready. So I took it to the range. All went well, one shot , opened the gun removed primer, the gun would not close. The bottom lever wouldn't move, I just shot it, 150g 777 witha shockwave. The barrel would go into the receiver but lever didn't move. So I put both thumbs on the handgrip and index fingers on the lever, pulled and it snapped off. The whole trigger guard is this cast sliver stuff.
On Monday I called TC, its warrantied and it will be repaired. That's my experence
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post #17 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-13-2007, 08:52 AM
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Hi NJ Hunter. I would not be too disappointed with you experience with the Truimph. TC is good, but not perfect. Yes your experience should not have happened, but they will make good on it. I too have had a few bad experiences with TC products, but nor bad compared to CVA> TC is a far better muzzleloader.

What type of 209 primers are you using with the Triumph? I have shot about 50 rounds through my Triumph and the only problem I have had is it does not close with the Winchester 777 209 primers. Works great with the remington primers.
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post #18 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-04-2007, 08:00 PM
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Hello all

I have wanted to get in to black power for a while now. After reading alot on T/C triumph i did get it and the omega scope to put on it. I am still doing some reading on what people sugest for power brands. I am hearing alot of 777 pellets and pyrodex. Also for the round shockwaves and sure fire sabots. What are you ideas or thoughs?
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i have only shot it several times and havent had the time to experiment with it much but here is my load..

2 50gr triple7 pellets
1 200gr t/c shockwave sabot
1 209 remington kleanbore primer

do not buy the winchester 209 primers. me and another member on here could not get the gun to close using these. i tried some older shotgun primers i had and it closed fine with them. the only reason i use the remington is because its suppose to be cleaner.

i bet that omega scope is nice. i looked at those and considered it but did not want to pay the price for it this year. i bought a nikon prostaff instead.

the shockwaves are tough to load but your accuracy should be better than a bore sized bullet like the powerbelts.

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post #20 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-05-2007, 04:59 PM
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Thank you for the info, Going to pick some up and try it out this weekend.

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