Thompson Center Scout Question


October 24, 2008, 04:02 PM
Is anyone making a 209 conversation kit for the TC scout? Iíve already checked with TC and they are not doing this. Thanks !!!!

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October 27, 2008, 10:52 AM
BTT Anyone have any ideas about this? The TC scout is a great small gun for hunting down here in Florida where a "long shot" might be 100 yards but most shots are made in < 50 yards. However, I've now missed two nice dear this year for FTF. #11 cap goes pop and then nothing, only a white tail waving Bye Bye! I'd like to switch to 209 primers on this gun but, if I can't, I guess I'll by an Omega....Thanks guys!

October 27, 2008, 01:34 PM
From what I recall reading the TC Scout's trigger mechanism is very simple and only has 3 moving parts.
Maybe that simplistic design limits the gun's ability to handle the additional blowback that would be created by converting it to a 209 primer system.
Also, isn't the threaded breechplug and nipple contructed as one solitary unit where the nipple isn't removable from the rest of the breechplug?
I think that this breechplug set up, plus the the hammer design, would make it difficult to come up with a simple conversion unit that would allow a 209 primer to be struck and fired reliably.
I also remember a complaint about gases being vented from the rifle's exhaust ports when fired. A 209 conversion might make that phenomenon even worse.
I'm not sure why you experienced the misfires but if the entire flash channel is open & clean, and a magnum #11 cap is used along with an fffg powder, I wouldn't expect there to be any ignition problem. You could always try loading it with real black powder to see if that helps since it ignites much easier than any of the BP substitutes. :)

October 28, 2008, 06:35 AM
I owned a Scout pistol in the past. I had sold it since I could not get a really accurate load and problems cleaning it with a scope mounted.

The design of the nipple is such that I don't believe you could convert it to a 209 shotshell primer. There isn't enough space in the frame to allow it to fit. I would state that you could have someone machine a nipple to allow musket caps. I have thought about that in the past but sold it .

October 28, 2008, 08:40 AM
what type of powder are you using?

October 28, 2008, 12:08 PM
I own and hunt with my two Scout's and have for many years. One thing I have found with misfires, some brand of caps when ignited will push debris out into the flame path and thus will not ignite your powder. The design of this breech plug is it's weakest part of the gun. Loose powder work best in this design, try a different brand of cap.

November 3, 2008, 10:17 PM
Thanks for all the tips. I took it to a gunsmith friend of mine and he pretty much agreed with everyone- not going to be able to convert it. Think I'll switch to diff caps and see if it helps. I already use loose BP not 777 and the like

November 5, 2008, 06:07 PM
I killed 8 point buck this weekend with 50 scout pistol 65 gr FFF 777 240gr dead center bullets. I have had the scout for years desided to hunt with it this year. I used magnum primers winchester I think. I shot it quite a few times before coming up with a load and never had a miss fire. By the way I shoot the deer from a stand about 60 to 70 yards out with open sights and missed the shoulder blade by about 2 inches. He ran about a hundered yards.

November 5, 2008, 06:27 PM
Good shot!
Walmart now sells Winchester #11 percussion caps.
They appear to be re-branded CCI's.

November 10, 2008, 12:57 PM
i havce a tc 50 cal scout muzzelloader and i think my triger macanizim is messed up..when i pull the hammer back it will go off by it self and the triger is now extreamly easy to set off...does anyone no were i can get a new triger macanizim or fix it?

November 10, 2008, 01:13 PM
Try calling TC's customer service at 603-332-2333 for a free repair under their lifetime warranty.

November 10, 2008, 02:57 PM
+1 on the send it back to TC for repair. I called the customer service line in reference to the original thread. Left a message and was called back within 24 hrs. Good folks. BTW, a buddy of mine just sent me a coupon for $50 off a TC black powder rifle! The coupon is good through the end of the year soÖÖEnd of the season Wally World here I come! I see a new Omega in my future!!! :)

December 16, 2008, 05:27 PM
Can you use 50Gr. pellets in a TC scout?

December 16, 2008, 05:55 PM
No! Pellets do not work in rifles or pistols where you are using percussion caps. At least that has been my experience. The cap does not put out enough flame.

December 16, 2008, 10:22 PM
Perhaps if ~10 grains of loose powder is dropped into the barrel first that will help to ignite the pellet.

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