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Anyone use a 54Cal T/C Thunderhawk?

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Old 01-08-2002, 10:34 AM
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Default Anyone use a 54Cal T/C Thunderhawk?

I am thinking about buying a 54Cal T/C Thunderhawk to use for big game. Is it a good shooting gun? Is there a big difference in distance shooting between these and a 50Cal? I know I can't get to far, but just curious on that. Any comments on that gun would be great!
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Old 01-08-2002, 10:53 AM
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Oh yeah.... Used it for 3 seasons now...Very light weight and easy to clean..I have been shooting 100 gr. FF using a 365gr maxi hunter bullet..I have taken 3 deer with it so far. Furthest shot was 75 yds with open sights...I plan on changing to a powerbelt 365 grain and adding a scope..A real nice gun for the money...
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Old 01-08-2002, 07:07 PM
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FUNNY I READ THIS POST .JUST ORDER ONE TODAY.T/C 54 CAL THUNDERHAWK.RIGHT NOW SHOOTING A 50 CAL.24 INCH BARREL C.V.A. VERY HAPPY WITH ,WHAT MADE ME GO OUT AND GET A 54 CAL?THE PRICE @ I KNOW IT IS A BETTER MADE GUN.
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Old 01-08-2002, 07:19 PM
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JERSEY JOE LIKE TO ASK YOU A QUESTION.ON THAT 54CAL T/C WOULD LIKE TO USE A QT 40'S POLT TIP SABOT IN AROUND 300 GRAIN OR THE 350 GRAIN.THE T/C IS A 24 INCH BARREL WITH A 1 38 TWIST ,SABOT MADE BY PR. WHAT DO YOU THINK.
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Old 01-09-2002, 08:30 AM
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Shoot the 300 grain...It will shoot a little flatter...Try them out and see how the shoot. I tred 3 bullets before I went with the maxi-hunters. I'm going to try the powerbelts...Hearing too many good things.
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Old 01-09-2002, 10:46 AM
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Thanks guys, I figured it was a good gun, but just checking. I really want to order one here as I am planning a Muzzloader Elk Hunt for this fall. I have a 50 Cal that I've shot quite a few deer with here in OH, but it needs to be retired.

JersyJoe who makes those Maxi Hunter Bullets and the Powerbelts?

Lonewolf, I bet I know where you ordered yours from. Around $150? I hope they still have one left!
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Old 01-09-2002, 10:59 AM
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Hey also, Is the barrel removable on this rifle?
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Old 01-09-2002, 12:11 PM
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you got that price right.with shipping and they got me for $163.00.no i don't think the barrel is removable.also the breach plug is one piece won't remove like my 50 cal.
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Old 01-10-2002, 08:12 AM
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T/C makes the maxi hunters...CVA makes the powerbelts...

You cannot remove the barrel..
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Old 01-10-2002, 06:42 PM
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LongSpur, I had one in 54 cal and was a good shooter when on the bench but shooting it in the field was a different deal. I'm a big guy around 260lbs, seemed like the gun was just to small for me. Gave it to my wife to use and she shoots the hell out of it, and has gotten several deer with it. One at 150yds with open sites.
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