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Anyone use a 54Cal T/C Thunderhawk?

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Old 01-10-2002, 06:47 PM
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ZEAK: WHAT LOADS ARE YOU SHOOTING OUT OF IT.THE ONLY BIGGER GUN I CAN THINK WOULD BE A SIDE LOCK LONG RIFLE?
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Old 01-11-2002, 10:41 AM
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Lonewolf: Unfortunately they were out of the one I think you ordered(24" Barrel), which is the one that I wanted. You probably got the last one.

They do still have some of the standard Blued 21" Barrel.

Do you or anyone else think there would be a big shooting difference between the two barrels (24" vs. 21&quot. Also what big advantages are there with a steel vs. blued barrel other than looks and cleaning?
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Old 01-11-2002, 12:05 PM
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Loanwolf5347 OOOPs I goofed, my Thunder Hawk has only a 21' barrel. Been shooting 90grs of 3f black and a 230 XTP with Knight sabots.
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Old 01-11-2002, 02:45 PM
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www.eders.com longspur try this site.$139.00 the best price i seen on this item.the only problem for me was sale tax.if you are out of n.y.s. you bet the tax .good luck,he still has some 24 inch. barrels left
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Old 01-15-2002, 03:54 PM
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Thanks a lot Lonewolf. I checked it out and looks like they do still have them and the price is even better. I saw these rifles listed in Cabela's Midwinter Sale Catalog and they were advertising the Thunderhawk with a 24" Stainless barrel for $150, but when I called on it, they were all out of stock.

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Old 01-15-2002, 04:42 PM
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longspur:you can't go wrong with this one.as for the quality it is execellent.the only thing that you will have to change is the sights .i just order some QT'S 300 GRAIN FROM CABELA'S SABOTS WHICH ARE MADE BY PR.BULLETE .I USE THE SAME BULLET A QT 40'S 235 GRAIN IN MY 50 CAL. AND MAN THEY SHOOT GOOD.CHECK OUT E BAY. FOR FIBER OPTIC SIGHTS.JUST BOUGHT ANOTHER SET TODAY ON E BAY FOR $8.50 CAN'T GO WRONG WITH THAT PRICE. STAR DOT.GOOD LUCK. O DON'T FORGET TO USE A MAG. NO 11 CAP.
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Old 01-16-2002, 03:55 PM
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Lonewolf, Thanks again. Sounds like you got yours already. I am still debating it myself whether to go ahead and get the Thunderhawk or wait. Sometimes I really like the traditional muzzleloaders as well, but I do want an inline model. And this price is just almost too good to pass up. Is it really a good quality rifle? You haven't shot it yet have you? Yeah I had thought about that before and was definetly going to change the sights with some fiber optics as soon as I got it.
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Old 01-16-2002, 04:57 PM
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will get to the indoor range next week @ try this thunderhawk out.i have also a c.v.a. hunter eclipse in a 50 cal.that i pick up out of bass pro for $99.00 .did a little work on this gun .glass bed the action.man does this gun shoot well at 50 yards with iron sights 3 shot groupe in a 1/2 inch.i really did not need another black powder rifle but when i seen the price it's only money.i have not shot black powder since the late 1980's just got back into it.rifle hunting is nice but i think it was time for a change. i don't like shooting shotguns( slug guns)because of recoil.on the other hand the black powder rifle to me have no recoil. i tried the new c.v.a. powerbelts they shoot real well ,but there are a lot of mix reviews on stopping power at close range.and what is great about the m/l you can use it in a shotgun county also.
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