Suggested Black Powder Loads For The Thompson Center Thunder Hawk

For Use With .50 Caliber T/C ThunderHawk

Patches Lubricated with Bore Butter Use Musket Cap, #11 Cap or 209 Primer

.50 Caliber Rifle

Using Round Ball Loads

.490" Diameter

Lead Ball Weight (Grains)

Black Powder Charge (Grains)

Muzzle Velocity (Feet Per Second)

Muzzle Energy (Foot Pounds)

50 grs. FFG

1357 F.P.S.

716 Ft. Lbs.

60 grs. FFG

1434 F.P.S.

799 Ft. Lbs.

175

70 grs. FFG

1643 F.P.S.

1050 Ft. Lbs.

Grain

80 grs. FFG

1838 F.P.S.

1313 Ft. Lbs.

Ball

90 grs. FFG

1950 F.P.S.

1478 Ft. Lbs.

100 grs. FFG

2052 F.P.S.

1637 Ft. Lbs.

110 grs. FFG

2135 F.P.S.

1772 Ft. Lbs.

Load Shown in Red is Maximum

For Use With .54 Caliber T/C ThunderHawk

.54 Caliber Rifle

Using Round Ball Loads

Patches Lubricated with Bore Butter Use Musket Cap, #11 Cap or 209 Primer

.530" Diameter

Lead Ball Weight (Grains)

Black Powder Charge (Grains)

Muzzle Velocity (Feet Per Second)

Muzzle Energy (Foot Pounds)

60 grs. FFG

1263 F.P.S.

815 Ft. Lbs.

70 grs. FFG

1469 F.P.S.

1102 Ft. Lbs.

230 Grain Lead Ball

80 grs. FFG

1654 F.P.S.

1397 Ft. Lbs.

90 grs. FFG

1761 F.P.S.

1584 Ft. Lbs.

100 grs. FFG

1855 F.P.S.

1758 Ft. Lbs.

110 grs. FFG

1931 F.P.S.

1905 Ft. Lbs.

120 grs. FFG

1983 F.P.S.

2009 Ft. Lbs.

Load Shown in Red is Maximum

For Use With .50 Caliber T/C ThunderHawk Bullets Lubricated with Bore Butter Use Musket Cap, #11 Cap or 209 Primer

.50 Caliber Rifle

Using T/C .50 Caliber Maxi-Ball & Maxi-Hunter Loads

For Use With .50 Cal. Lead Bullets

Black Powder Charge (Grains)

Muzzle Velocity (Feet Per Second)

Muzzle Energy (Foot Pounds)

80 grs. FFG

1395 F.P.S.

1383 Ft. Lbs.

90 grs. FFG

1455 F.P.S.

1504 Ft. Lbs.

100 grs. FFG

1509 F.P.S.

1618 Ft. Lbs.

110 grs. FFG

1570 F.P.S.

1751 Ft. Lbs.

120 grs. FFG

1618 F.P.S.

1860 Ft. Lbs.

130 grs. FFG

1663 F.P.S.

1965 Ft. Lbs.

140 grs. FFG

1686 F.P.S.

2020 Ft. Lbs.

150 grs. FFG

1723 F.P.S.

2109 Ft. Lbs.

80 grs. FFG

1327 F.P.S.

1447 Ft. Lbs.

90 grs. FFG

1418 F.P.S.

1652 Ft. Lbs.

100 grs. FFG

1465 F.P.S.

1764 Ft. Lbs.

110 grs. FFG

1525 F.P.S.

1911 Ft. Lbs.

120 grs. FFG

1533 F.P.S.

1931 Ft. Lbs.

130 grs. FFG

1580 F.P.S.

2051 Ft. Lbs.

140 grs. FFG

1609 F.P.S.

2127 Ft. Lbs.

150 grs. FFG

1645 F.P.S.

2273 Ft. Lbs.

Load Shown in Red is Maximum

275 Grain Maxi Hunter® and 320 Grain Maxi-Ball® Lead Bullet

350 Grain Maxi Hunter® and 370 Grain Maxi-Ball® Lead Bullet

Load Shown in Red is Maximum

Using T/C .50 Caliber Maxi-Ball & Maxi-Hunter Loads

50 Grain Pyrodex® Pellet Loading Data

For Use With .50 Cal. Lead Bullets

Powder Charge (50 Gr. Pellet)

Muzzle Velocity (Feet Per Second)

Muzzle Energy (Foot Pounds)

275 Gr. Maxi Hunter®

2 Pellets

1694 F.P.S.

2039 Ft. Lbs.

& 320 Gr. Maxi-Ball®

3 Pellets

1995 F.P.S.

2828 Ft. Lbs.

350 Gr. Maxi Hunter®

2 Pellets

1634 F.P.S.

2194 Ft. Lbs.

& 370 Gr. Maxi-Ball®

3 Pellets

1866 F.P.S.

2861 Ft. Lbs.

470 Gr. Maxi Hunter®

2 Pellets

1485 F.P.S.

2253 Ft. Lbs.

& 460 Gr. Maxi-Ball®

3 Pellets

1752 F.P.S.

3163 Ft. Lbs.

Load Shown in Red is Maximum

For Use With .54 Caliber T/C ThunderHawk Bullets Lubricated with Bore Butter Use Musket Cap, #11 Cap or 209 Primer

.54 Caliber Rifle

Using T/C .54 Caliber Maxi-Ball & Maxi-Hunter Loads

For Use With .50 Cal. Lead Bullets

Black Powder Charge (Grains)

Muzzle Velocity (Feet Per Second)

Muzzle Energy (Foot Pounds)

80 grs. FFG

1308 F.P.S.

1368 Ft. Lbs.

360 Gr. Maxi Hunter®

90 grs. FFG

1375 F.P.S.

1511 Ft. Lbs.

365 Gr. Maxi-Ball® Lead Bullet

100 grs. FFG

1461 F.P.S.

1706 Ft. Lbs.

110 grs. FFG

1506 F.P.S.

1813 Ft. Lbs.

120 grs. FFG

1563 F.P.S.

1953 Ft. Lbs.

80 grs. FFG

1188 F.P.S.

1363 Ft. Lbs.

430 Gr. Maxi Hunter®

90 grs. FFG

1270 F.P.S.

1558 Ft. Lbs.

435 Gr. Maxi-Ball® Lead Bullet

100 grs. FFG

1319 F.P.S.

1680 Ft. Lbs.

110 grs. FFG

1377 F.P.S.

1813 Ft. Lbs.

120 grs. FFG

1425 F.P.S.

1962 Ft. Lbs.

80 grs. FFG

1158 F.P.S.

1578 Ft. Lbs.

530 Gr. Maxi Hunter®

90 grs. FFG

1229 F.P.S.

1778 Ft. Lbs.

540 Gr. Maxi-Ball® Lead Bullet

100 grs. FFG

1281 F.P.S.

1931 Ft. Lbs.

110 grs. FFG

1344 F.P.S.

2126 Ft. Lbs.

120 grs. FFG

1384 F.P.S.

2255 Ft. Lbs.

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