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Old 09-10-2005, 04:32 AM   #1
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Thompson Centers Bore Buttons

I have a TC Hawken in 54 cal and was thinking about trying some bore buttons with the Hornady Great Plains bullets. In his book " High Performance Muzzleloading big game rifles" Toby Bridges, states an old timer trick was to put a sub base on top of the powder, before the bullet was loaded. He also talks about using the base end of a 28 ga shot cup with the shot cup removed in 50 cal. Was just wondering if any of you had any experience with this trick and if it improved the accuracy enough to be work the effort.
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Old 12-28-2005, 07:38 AM   #2
 
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Bravo One Niner ,
Have you had sucess with either of these methods or have you had better luck with Power Belts ? With Respect - Moose
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Old 01-02-2006, 05:38 AM   #3
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I have had great luck with the TC bore buttons, in my TC Hawken 54 cal. I have not as of yet tried the balstic sub base bridge or the bottom of the 28 ga wads. Once it gets warm around here (Wisconsin) I intend to do so. The bore buttons protect the base of the bullet and help provide a better seal. If you are trying for smaller groups they are worth trying. I have not tried the power belts as everyone that I have talked to have reported poor groups unless they loaded to around 90 grains in a 50 Cal. I put a post here trying to get more info, and am waiting to see what replys I get.
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