Subject: Page Number
General Rules for Use and Handling of Muzzleloading Firearms 2
Assembly & Disassembly of Your ThunderHawk 9
Basic Equipment Needs For The Muzzleloading Shooter 11
Understanding Black Powder and Pyrodex™ 12
Black Powder Pressures and Velocities 18
Bullet Molds 21
Patching the Round Ball 22
Understanding the ThunderHawk Trigger & Striker Mechanism 25
Adjusting the ThunderHawk Trigger 27
Charging and Priming the ThunderHawk 30
In-Line Muzzleloader Loading Diagram 31
Summary of Charging and Priming 37
Pulling a Charge 38
Cleaning Your ThunderHawk 40
Iron Sight Adjustment 46
Scope Mounting 46
Service Department 46
Statement of Liability 47
Limited Warranty 48
Bullet Data 49
Suggested Loads for the ThunderHawk 52
Loading Information for Break-o-Way™ Sabots 55
ThunderHawk™, Maxi-Hunter®, Maxi-Ball®, Break-o-Way™ Sabots and Natural Lube 1000 Plus Bore Butter™, Woods Rifle™, Mag Express™ and PTX™ are Trademarks of Thompson/Center Arms. Copyright 1992 Thompson/Center Arms Co., Inc.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Separate Owner's Manuals for any other models of muz-zleloaders which Thompson/Center offers are available free from the factory upon request. Call or write with your specific needs.
This manual is intended to be used with Thompson/Center ThunderHawks with serial numbers that fall into the following ranges:
21" Blued Models with Serial Number starting at 30,000
24" Blued Models with Serial Number starting at 7,500
21" Stainless Steel Models with Serial Number starting at 26,500
24" Stainless Steel Models with Serial Number starting at 12,000
If you have a rifle with a serial number below these numbers, please write or call and the appropriate manual will be sent free of charge.
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