A Warning Always Point The Muzzle In A Safe Direction

NOTE: The loading data found in this manual was compiled using Black Powder or Pyrodex as a propellant. With any other approved Black Powder substitute, follow the instructions supplied by the manufacturer and heed all warnings and instructions as they apply to loading and usage of that product.

• Inspect the bore for obstructions and oil or grease (and clean if necessary). This is true with the rifle as it comes from the factory, as it has been treated with anti-rust compound that needs to cleared before use.

• Do not load the muzzleloading firearm until you have read and fully understand this manual.

• Do not load the muzzleloading firearm until you are ready to use it. Keep your finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard until you are ready to fire.

Read this manual in its entirety before attempting to load your firearm. Improper loading and use of your firearm can cause injury and/or death to the shooter or bystanders and damage to property.

Study the photo on page 22 carefully and read all the captions before you charge your muzzleloading rifle.The photo shows a shooter in the process of loading a Triumph muzzleloader.

Tip the barrel open (down) by pivoting the trigger guard down and forward. Look into the breech plug primer pocket and check to make sure there is no primer in the pocket. Hold the muzzle up to the light and look through the ignition channel to ensure that there is no charge present.

To make sure it is unloaded, keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and insert the ramrod provided with the rifle into the bore. Note the position of the ramrod in relation to the muzzle. It will be slightly below the end of the barrel if the rifle is not loaded. Commit this exercise to memory and practice it every time that you handle the Triumph, or any other muzzleloader. Before you attempt to load it - before you store it away - before you hand it to a friend or leave it unattended, always check to ensure that the firearm is unprimed and uncharged.

Wipe the bore free of all oil before loading. Be meticulous with your cleaning - for the presence of any amount of oil in the barrel or chamber can dampen the powder charge and cause the rifle to misfire or hangfire (see section on "Cleaning"). Point the muzzle in a safe direction and snap several 209 primers in the breech plug before charging. This will help ensure positive ignition and clear away any oil that may have accumulated in the ignition channel.

Adjust the powder measure to dispense the desired charge and fill it with Black Powder or an approved Black Powder substitute, such as Pyrodex. To achieve accuracy, consistency in the powder charge is required. Fill the measure exactly the same each time. Set the rifle on its butt and hold the muzzle away from your face and body as pictured on page 22. Pour the measured charge down the barrel and strike the side of the barrel several sharp raps with the heel of your hand. This will settle the powder into the chamber area of the barrel. If you are using pellets - follow the instructions provided by the pellet manufacturer. Seat the projectile firmly on top of the powder or pellets. Do Not pound on the ramrod or beat the projectile with excessive force, so as to crush the powder or pellet(s) and distort the bullet.

FIGURE 1

WARNING:

IMPROPERLY CHARGING YOUR T/C TRIUMPH MUZ-ZLELOADING RIFLE CAN BE DANGEROUS. STUDY THIS PHOTO CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING.

Barrel held securely with muzzle upwards - directed away from your face and body.

Use Black Powder or an approved Black Powder substitute, such as Pyrodex®.

Use a T/C graduated powder measure and do not overcharge. NEVER charge directly from a powder flask, can or powder horn.

Rifle imprimid.

FIGURE 1

WARNING:

IMPROPERLY CHARGING YOUR T/C TRIUMPH MUZ-ZLELOADING RIFLE CAN BE DANGEROUS. STUDY THIS PHOTO CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING.

Rifle imprimid.

Muzzle Loading Powder Horns

Stay mentally alert. This task requires your complete attention.

Eyes, ears & arms protected.

Stay mentally alert. This task requires your complete attention.

Eyes, ears & arms protected.

Do Not Smoke loading any muzzleloader.

rifHpep components i. & reserve powder swell away from [he firearm.

Rifle's butt resting firmly on the ground & supported by the side of the shooter's foot to prevent slipping.

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