TC Scout


March 24, 2012, 07:17 AM
Just obtained a TC scout pistol or hand cannon for lack of a better term. The book says load with 100 gr. 2F with patch and round ball, not sure about this so will work up load slowly. One problem is the 7 lbs. lawyer trigger, if anyone know how to lighten trigger would appreciate it. I may contact TC to see if they could accommodate me.

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March 24, 2012, 04:33 PM
Dern, 100 grains of FFG, what caliber is it, 58? 62? I thought those were mostly 50 caliber....

March 24, 2012, 08:32 PM
I have a 50 cal TC Scout, and I was surprised at the book's recommended loads.

I haven't even shot mine yet. I was also surprised by the weight.

March 25, 2012, 07:18 AM
It's a .50, like you, I thought 100 gr. was a bit much so tried 50 not bad but maybe will go up to 75 next time. Still have to work out patch etc. but this maybe a fun gun to shoot. I would like to hunt with it but not sure about regs, seems I read somewhere black powder pistols are not legal in NC. Cannot imagine why, this thing will bring down about anything we have.

March 25, 2012, 09:25 AM
Checking the TC manual for that pistol, 110gr is listed as max(in red and I understand why!). I was just considering the normal loads I use in my Hawken rifle, and 70-80 grains in a barrel twice as long is a pretty stout hunting load. I would think(dangerous I know!) that the shorter barrel would not have the burn time to use any more than 50-60.

And you're correct, NC does not allow ML pistols as hunting weapons, but it sure would make a good backup!

loose noose
March 25, 2012, 12:45 PM
I didn't even know that Thompson, was making the Scout any longer. I have the Scout rifle in .50 caiber, and it is really accurate. I use about 75 grns of Goex 2f. which is a pretty comfortable load. I took a Mule deer with that about 5 years ago. Put him right down. My trigger pull was very light right from the factory, so I couldn't tell ya. But if I remember right the trigger mechanism is pretty simple to get at, and adjust.

March 25, 2012, 10:33 PM
T/C isn't making the Scout anymore according to their website. The only traditional rifles they make now are the Hawken and the Firestorm in both cap and flint. Interesting that for the firestorm they call for a max load of 150 grains -- referring to it as a magnum load.

March 26, 2012, 05:56 AM
I can't quite get to calling the Firestorm a traditional rifle. Maybe 10% of it is traditional in a loose sense of the word. Yeah, I know they use the word on the web site, but it's just too much for me. Just my opinion.

March 27, 2012, 07:19 AM
I'm just old fashioned, just because it loads from the front does not mean it's a muzzle loader. Oh the days when primitive meant flint......

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