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Picked up a Renegade .50

Old 09-06-2011, 08:31 AM
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Default Picked up a Renegade .50

Well unfortunately I think my long bowhunting lifestyle has taken a tumble, nerve issues in my neck. So after contemplating several days over the next course or chapter in life. I decided to go back to BP guns, the appeal of the inline didn't draw me in the way an old school rifle did. So i purchased a >50 cal T/c renegade and very happy with my decision so far. The first thing I did notice is it was a pita to get everything I needed, I had to order a lot of the supplies and I am waiting for them to arrive to give the gun a good cleaning and then some range time
I am going to start off with 90 grains of Goex FFFg and a .490 round ball tucked under a .018 tick patch and go from there
I have lots of questions but seems like the knowledge is here
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:04 AM
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Welcome to the Black Powder forum Brknarrow. I think you will find hunting with a sidelock just as satisfying as the bow. Can't go wrong with a Renegade either. We'll be looking forward to a range report from you when you get the supplies in hand.
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:54 PM
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A very nice rifle. I they are good shooters.
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:51 PM
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Unless you have the FFFg on hand I would use FFg powder. FFFg is mostly used for pistol. Also is you don;t have powder I would use either Triple 7 or Jim Shockey Gold both clean up so much better than Goex and shoot great.
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:02 PM
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Do yourself a favor and stay away from Triple 7. You're better off with FFg black powder or Pyrodex RS. And I would start with 80 grs instead of 90.
The Renegade is the workhorse of the T/C sidelock line. No frills, just down to business rifle.

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Old 09-07-2011, 04:14 PM
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3F BP will be fine, I think 90 gr might be a bit much though. Try 75-80gr and see how the gun likes it. I never could get pillow ticking to work in my Renegade. It was too tight. .015 was just right, but mine is a .54.

Good luck with your new gun. They shoot really good.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:03 PM
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FFF is a faster burning powder mostly used in pistols and 45 caliber rifles in PRB guns if you already have it and want to shot it then you would normally reduce the load by 15% so your normal 90 or 100 gr load would be 75 or 85 grains.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:21 PM
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I already had the FFFG going to a buddys in the am to finally shoot, will report back on how she does ... going to start at 50 and go from there
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:13 AM
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Update please ?
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:04 AM
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your going to love the renagade i use the pyrodex rs its cheap and easy to find.....i think the renagade fits me best and has a good balance and weight.....very nice gun ...you can't beat the double trigger too.
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