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#3258512 - 05/31/13 08:51 AM 45 caliber Thompson
Grill-n-man
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Just picked up a .45 cal Thompson sidelock this weekend and wondering if anyone has some loads, patched round ball, and/orbuffalo bullets they like so i can have an idea of where i might start. Not messed with the .45 just the .50 and .54.
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#3258639 - 05/31/13 11:46 AM Re: 45 caliber Thompson [Re: Grill-n-man]
Brisco Darlin
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i shoot ninety grains out of a 50 sidelock for buffalo bullets. maybe kick it back to 70 for a .45 and work up .
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#3258722 - 05/31/13 01:46 PM Re: 45 caliber Thompson [Re: Grill-n-man]
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http://www.tcarms.com/assets/manuals/noncurrent/Shooting_TC_Side_Lock_Black_Powder_Guns.pdf

Thompson Center still has the old manuals with load data available on their website.
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#3258780 - 05/31/13 03:47 PM Re: 45 caliber Thompson [Re: Wobblyshot1]
Brisco Darlin
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 Originally Posted By: Wobblyshot1
http://www.tcarms.com/assets/manuals/noncurrent/Shooting_TC_Side_Lock_Black_Powder_Guns.pdf

Thompson Center still has the old manuals with load data available on their website.
Thanks. I couldn't find my old manuals and been using the same load for 20+ years.
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#3260759 - 06/03/13 06:19 PM Re: 45 caliber Thompson [Re: Brisco Darlin]
Grill-n-man
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Thanks will check it out
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#3272060 - 06/20/13 02:45 PM Re: 45 caliber Thompson [Re: Grill-n-man]
Smo
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I've got a TC .45 cal perc rifle it likes 60 grns Goex fffg spit patch pillow ticking. and a .440 roundball. It shoots a tight group with 60 to 70 grns anymore and it gets flyers. My .50 cal TC will shoot good groups from 60 to 80 grns,it don't seem to matter.
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#3303960 - 07/27/13 04:25 PM Re: 45 caliber Thompson [Re: Smo]
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nice gun
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#3316189 - 08/08/13 04:07 PM Re: 45 caliber Thompson [Re: tickweed]
southernhunter
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I got a 45 t/c Hawkins . I shoot a 440 ball , Pillow ticking patch . 70 gr fffg gorx powder . So far I have killed a coyote at 60 yards and a deer at roughly 80 yards . Open sights
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