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Old 02-15-2004, 03:10 AM
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Hello all, Just got a T/C 50 cal. Hawken. Does anyone have experience w/ these. What type of projectile is most accurate. Appreciate any feedback. Thanks!
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Old 02-15-2004, 04:18 AM
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Hello all, Just got a T/C 50 cal. Hawken. Does anyone have experience w/ these. What type of projectile is most accurate. Appreciate any feedback. Thanks!

I own several T/C muzzleloaders. Hawkens and Renegades. Your hawken has a 1/48 twist and shoots patched round balls and conicles best. I prefer the round ball over everything else. You can adjust accuracy just by trying different patch thicknesses. Recommended is at least .oo5 over bore diameter. Example:
.490 round ball and a .015 patch. Try to get the tightest seal possible, this will allow the powder to burn more uniformly. This also helps keep the fouling to a minimum. I shoot a .490 ball, .015 patch, and 85 gr of 2F. Groups under 2.5 in at 100 yards. Not bad for primtive projectiles and iron sights. Conicles shoot well also but require more cleaning due to lead build up over time. Sabots will shoot but the accuracy isn't there. They require a faster twist to stabalize. When you are ready to clean your Hawken, use a solvent that does not contain any petroleum products and HOT water. Wipe it dry and then use either Bore Butter or crisco to to coat the inside of the barrel. This will season the barrel which will allow easier loading and lessen the fouling. Good old fashioned oil will actually cause the bore to foul quicker. I use bore butter inside and out. Protects the whole firearm. Caution- if this is a flintlock, don't use any protectant on the frizzen. Flint, metal, and slippery stuff don't go well together! Good luck with your new addition and if you have any questions you can e-mail me directly.
Take care and have fun!

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Old 02-15-2004, 06:15 AM
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I have two renegades and I shoot round balls in mine. They are both 58 cal., one is cap and the other is a flinter. I have'nt had good luck with any conical. The only one I have'nt tried is the T.C. maxi-ball, and I have a couple of boxes of them which I will try when the weather breaks. Muzzleloaders are a lot of fun, my favorite guns to hunt with.
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Old 02-15-2004, 02:55 PM
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kramsey: You have a great muzzleloader there. I also shoot various T/C muzzleloaders, and have Hawkins, both .50 caliber, in caplock, and flintlock. As for my flintlock, I am still learning the tricks, but my caplock I have shot for years. All that "Renegade" says is good advice. I too shoot a .490 round ball, with .015 patch. I find these accurate and cheap to shoot. I also use the hot water method to clean, and do just as "Renegade" said to protect the barrel and steel. The only other advice is, you may want to consider a fiberglass ramrod, as wooden ones are prone to breakage, and this could be a painful experience, if it breaks when ramming a load . Good Luck, and I know you will like your "Hawken" WMC21.

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Old 02-16-2004, 03:44 PM
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Thanks for the replies !
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Old 03-04-2004, 02:52 PM
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T/C Renegade

I have several T/C flintlocks and enjoy shooting them. One thing that really helped was to replace the T/C frizzen with a Lyman frizzen. On the older T/C Hawkens, the Lyman frizzen was a "drop in". On the newer models, a bit of fitting is required. Then I added a good English flint and have had wonderful ignition. All the best...
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Hello all, Just got a T/C 50 cal. Hawken. Does anyone have experience w/ these. What type of projectile is most accurate. Appreciate any feedback. Thanks!
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Old 03-31-2006, 07:00 PM
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..i love a hawken

..first off mine will drive a tack with a conical,or bufalo bullet
by t/c i use t/c lube,i get three real good shots before cleaning,and the are a night-mare for whitetail deer..
if you like iron sights but they now even make scope-mounts for the hawken..things have changed in 30,years
....LOL...
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Old 04-01-2006, 02:15 PM
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Buffalo bullet, or a Hornady Great Plains conical. Our recommendations are just something to start you off with, as all mzl guns have a personality and shoot different bullets and different powder charges more accurately than other combinations.
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Old 04-01-2006, 02:39 PM
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I put a Green Mtn Stainless steel LRH Barrel on my Renegade and a set of Lyman 57 peep and 17 globe sights. I have only shot it so far out to 50 yards. I have tried the Hornady Great plains 385 and 410. I think they shoot great. Both groups are 3 shot groups. Ron







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