The following charts show recommended charges using Black Powder or a Pyrodex equivalent as the propellant for Thompson/Center Triumph muzzleloading rifles. Charges are listed by caliber, powder charge and type of projectile.
Note that in each instance a series of charges are listed. More than one charge is shown in each category to clearly illustrate the appropriate powder charge range for that particular caliber, gun model and projectile.
A WARNING: MAXIMUM LOADS ARE NOT TO BE EXCEEDED NOR IS A SUBSTITUTION OF POWDER OR GRANULATIONS TO BE ATTEMPTED! ONLY USE LOADS THAT ARE LISTED FOR YOUR PARTICULAR CALIBER, MODEL AND BULLET STYLE. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN INJURY AND/OR DEATH TO THE SHOOTER OR BYSTANDERS AND DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.
The shooter is instructed to start with the lightest charge listed. As you become familiar with the firearm, increase your charges gradually until you reach your best performing load (most accurate). Thompson/Center Arms is not responsible for loading information printed in sources other than this booklet.
NOTE: All loading data contained in this book is the result of testing by Thompson/Center Arms. Testing was done under carefully controlled conditions with the components specified in the text. 28 inch barrels were used to produce the data (unless otherwise specified).
Since Thompson/Center has no control over the components or equipment which may be used with this information, no responsibility is implied or assumed for the results obtained.
A warning: 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 as they apply to loading and usage of that product.
Assembly & Loading T/C Mag Express™ & Shock Wave™ Sabots
T/C Sabots come in several variations for .50 caliber muzzle-loading applications; some accept 44 caliber (.429" - .430" diameter) bullets and others accept 45 caliber (.451" - .452" diameter) bullets. In either case, insert the correct diameter projectile into the sabot and press firmly, making sure the bullet is fully seated.
A WARNING: WHEN LOADING T/C'S MAG EXPRESS SABOTS, MAKE SURE THAT YOUR GUN IS UNPRIMED, AND THAT YOUR SABOT HAS BEEN PROPERLY ASSEMBLED. FAILURE TO ASSEMBLE AND LOAD YOUR SABOT CORRECTLY COULD RESULT IN THE BULLET DISENGAGING FROM THE SABOT. THIS COULD RESULT IN AN AIR SPACE BETWEEN THE COMPONENTS. UNDER SUCH A CONDITION, ONE OR MORE OF THE COMPONENTS MAY ACT AS A BARREL OBSTRUCTION AND FIRING COULD RESULT IN INJURY AND/OR DEATH TO THE SHOOTER OR BYSTANDERS AND DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.
To properly assemble your T/C Mag Express Sabot, insert the projectile into the sabot and press firmly, making sure the bullet is fully seated. Use only bullets of the correct diameter.
Diameter Seat Fully MaSExor |U U Assembled Sabot |
The Assembled r Sabot Must Be 1 Seated Firmly < On The Powder 1 Charge. 1 V? | |||
A WARNING: USE ONLY PROJECTILES OF THE CORRECT DIAMETER THAT WERE DESIGNED FOR THE SABOTS YOU ARE USING. USING BULLETS OF LESSER DIAMETER MAY CAUSE THE BULLET TO SEPARATE FROM THE SABOT RESULTING IN A BARREL OBSTRUCTION. USING BULLETS OF LARGER DIAMETER COULD RESULT IN DIFFICULT LOADING, OR A CONDITION WHERE THE SABOT IS NOT SEATED ALL THE WAY DOWN ON THE POWDER CHARGE, RESULTING IN A BARREL OBSTRUCTION. EITHER CASE CAN RESULT IN A DAMAGED FIREARM AND POSSIBLE INJURY AND/OR DEATH TO THE SHOOTER OR BYSTANDERS AND DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.
A WARNING: THE LOAD DATA PROVIDED HERE IS FOR USE IN RIFLES OF THOMPSON/CENTER MANUFACTURE ONLY. FOR LOAD DATA FOR OTHER BRANDS REFER TO THERE LOADING DATA.
T/C Mag Express™ Sabot Loads
For Use With .50 Caliber T/C Triumph Muzzleloader Only Using Bullet Weights Listed Use #209 Shotshell Primer |
.50 Caliber Rifle Using Pyrodex Pellets & Mag Express™ Sabot Loads | ||
For Use With Bullets Weighing (Grains) |
Black Powder Charge (Grains) |
Muzzle Velocity (Feet Per Second) |
Muzzle Energy (Foot Pounds) |
180 Gr. Bullet |
2 Pellets |
1937 F.P.S. |
1500 Ft. Lbs. |
3 Pellets |
2303 F.P.S. |
2120 Ft. Lbs. | |
240 Gr. Bullet |
2 Pellets |
1889 F.P.S. |
1902 Ft. Lbs. |
3 Pellets |
2249 F.P.S. |
2696 Ft. Lbs. | |
250 Gr. Bullet |
2 Pellets |
1863 F.P.S. |
1927 Ft. Lbs. |
3 Pellets |
2197 F.P.S. |
2680 Ft. Lbs. | |
300 Gr. Bullet |
2 Pellets |
1729 F.P.S. |
1992 Ft. Lbs. |
3 Pellets |
2036 F.P.S. |
2762 Ft. Lbs. | |
325 Gr. Bullet |
2 Pellets |
1624 F.P.S. |
1903 Ft. Lbs. |
3 Pellets |
1938 F.P.S. |
2711 Ft. Lbs. | |
400 Gr. Bullet |
2 Pellets |
1512 F.P.S. |
2031 Ft. Lbs. |
3 Pellets |
1806 F.P.S. |
2897 Ft. Lbs. | |
Load Shown in Red is Maximum |
For Use With .50 Caliber T/C Triumph Muzzleloader Only Using Bullet Weights Listed Use #209 Shotshell Primer
.50 Caliber Rifle
Using Black Powder & Mag Express Sabot Loads
For Use With Bullets Weighing (Grains)
For Use With Bullets Weighing (Grains)
180 Grain Bullet
Like The Thompson/Center XTP™
240 Grain Bullet
Like The Thompson/Center XTP™
250 Grain Bullet Like The Thompson/Center PTX™
300 Grain Bullet Like The Thompson/Center XTP™
Black Powder Charge (Grains) |
Muzzle Velocity (Feet Per Second) |
Muzzle Energy (Foot Pounds) |
80 grs. FFG |
1609 F.P.S. |
1035 Ft. Lbs. |
90 grs. FFG |
1685 F.P.S. |
1135 Ft. Lbs. |
100 grs. FFG |
1737 F.P.S. |
1206 Ft. Lbs. |
110 grs. FFG |
1766 F.P.S. |
1247 Ft. Lbs. |
120 grs. FFG |
1852 F.P.S. |
1371 Ft. Lbs. |
130 grs. FFG |
1907 F.P.S. |
1454 Ft. Lbs. |
140 grs. FFG |
2004 F.P.S. |
1606 Ft. Lbs. |
150 grs. FFG |
2043 F.P.S. |
1669 Ft. Lbs. |
80 grs. FFG |
1511 F.P.S. |
1217 Ft. Lbs. |
90 grs. FFG |
1629 F.P.S. |
1414 Ft. Lbs. |
100 grs. FFG |
1672 F.P.S. |
1490 Ft. Lbs. |
110 grs. FFG |
1710 F.P.S. |
1559 Ft. Lbs. |
120 grs. FFG |
1761 F.P.S. |
1653 Ft. Lbs. |
130 grs. FFG |
1794 F.P.S. |
1716 Ft. Lbs. |
140 grs. FFG |
1846 F.P.S. |
1816 Ft. Lbs. |
150 grs. FFG |
1879 F.P.S. |
1882 Ft. Lbs. |
80 grs. FFG |
1472 F.P.S. |
1203 Ft. Lbs. |
90 grs. FFG |
1601 F.P.S. |
1423 Ft. Lbs. |
100 grs. FFG |
1642 F.P.S. |
1497 Ft. Lbs. |
110 grs. FFG |
1696 F.P.S. |
1597 Ft. Lbs. |
120 grs. FFG |
1724 F.P.S. |
1650 Ft. Lbs. |
130 grs. FFG |
1775 F.P.S. |
1749 Ft. Lbs. |
140 grs. FFG |
1828 F.P.S. |
1855 Ft. Lbs. |
150 grs. FFG |
1853 F.P.S. |
1907 Ft. Lbs. |
80 grs. FFG |
1452 F.P.S. |
1405 Ft. Lbs. |
90 grs. FFG |
1535 F.P.S. |
1570 Ft. Lbs. |
100 grs. FFG |
1601 F.P.S. |
1708 Ft. Lbs. |
110 grs. FFG |
1646 F.P.S. |
1805 Ft. Lbs. |
120 grs. FFG |
1667 F.P.S. |
1852 Ft. Lbs. |
130 grs. FFG |
1693 F.P.S. |
1910 Ft. Lbs. |
140 grs. FFG |
1714 F.P.S. |
1957 Ft. Lbs. |
150 grs. FFG |
1758 F.P.S. |
2015 Ft. Lbs. |
Load Shown in Red is Maximum - Heavier Bullets continued next page...
180 Grain Bullet
Like The Thompson/Center XTP™
240 Grain Bullet
Like The Thompson/Center XTP™
250 Grain Bullet Like The Thompson/Center PTX™
300 Grain Bullet Like The Thompson/Center XTP™
Load Shown in Red is Maximum - Heavier Bullets continued next page...
T/C Mag Express$ Sabot Loads Cont'd.
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For Use With .50 Caliber T/C Triumph Muzzleloader Only Using Bullet & Sabot Listed Below Use #209 Shotshell Primer |
.50 Caliber Rifle Using Black Powder & Mag Express™ Sabot Loads | ||
For Use With Bullets Weighing (Grains) |
Powder Charge 50 Gr. Pellets |
Muzzle Velocity (Feet Per Second) |
Muzzle Energy (Foot Pounds) |
325 Grain Bullet |
100 grs. FFG |
1451 F.P.S. |
1520 Ft. Lbs. |
120 grs. FFG |
1555 F.P.S. |
1745 Ft. Lbs. | |
150 grs. FFG |
1710 F.P.S. |
2110 Ft. Lbs. | |
400 Grain Bullet |
100 grs. FFG |
1390 F.P.S. |
1679 Ft. Lbs. |
120 grs. FFG |
1469 F.P.S. |
1917 Ft. Lbs. | |
150 grs. FFG |
1587 F.P.S. |
2238 Ft. Lbs. | |
Load Shown in Red is Maximum |
T/C Shockwave™ Sabot Loads
For Use With .50 Caliber T/C Triumph Muzzleloader Only Using Bullet & Sabot Listed Below Use #209 Shotshell Primer |
.50 Caliber Rifle Using 50 Gr. Equivalent Pyrodex Pellets & Shock Wave Bullets with T/C Super Glide Sabots | ||
For Use With Bullets Weighing (Grains) |
Powder Charge 50 Gr. Pellets |
Muzzle Velocity (Feet Per Second) |
Muzzle Energy (Foot Pounds) |
in the T/C Super Glide™ Sabot |
2 Pellets |
1863 F.P.S. |
1927 Ft. Lbs. |
3 Pellets |
2197 F.P.S. |
2680 Ft. Lbs. | |
in the T/C Super Glide™ Sabot |
2 Pellets |
1729 F.P.S. |
1992 Ft. Lbs. |
3 Pellets |
2036 F.P.S. |
2762 Ft. Lbs. | |
Load Shown in Red is Maximum | |||
For Use With .50 Caliber T/C Triumph Muzzleloader Only Using Bullet & Sabot Listed Below Use #209 Shotshell Primer |
.50 Caliber Rifle Using Black Powder & Shock Wave™ Bullets with T/C Super Glide™ Sabots | ||
For Use With Bullets Weighing (Grains) |
Powder Charge 50 Gr. Pellets |
Muzzle Velocity (Feet Per Second) |
Muzzle Energy (Foot Pounds) |
250 Gr. Bullet T/C Shock Wave™ in the T/C Super Glide™ Sabot |
80 grs. FFG |
1472 F.P.S. |
1203 Ft. Lbs. |
90 grs. FFG |
1601 F.P.S. |
1423 Ft. Lbs. | |
100 grs. FFG |
1642 F.P.S. |
1497 Ft. Lbs. | |
110 grs. FFG |
1696 F.P.S. |
1597 Ft. Lbs. | |
120 grs. FFG |
1724 F.P.S. |
1650 Ft. Lbs. | |
130 grs. FFG |
1775 F.P.S. |
1749 Ft. Lbs. | |
140 grs. FFG |
1828 F.P.S. |
1855 Ft. Lbs. | |
150 grs. FFG |
1853 F.P.S. |
1907 Ft. Lbs. | |
300 Gr. Bullet T/C Shock Wave™ in the T/C Super Glide™ Sabot |
80 grs. FFG |
1452 F.P.S. |
1405 Ft. Lbs. |
90 grs. FFG |
1535 F.P.S. |
1570 Ft. Lbs. | |
100 grs. FFG |
1601 F.P.S. |
1708 Ft. Lbs. | |
110 grs. FFG |
1646 F.P.S. |
1805 Ft. Lbs. | |
120 grs. FFG |
1667 F.P.S. |
1852 Ft. Lbs. | |
130 grs. FFG |
1693 F.P.S. |
1910 Ft. Lbs. | |
140 grs. FFG |
1714 F.P.S. |
1957 Ft. Lbs. | |
150 grs. FFG |
1758 F.P.S. |
2015 Ft. Lbs. |
Load Shown in Red is Maximum
Load Shown in Red is Maximum
Assembly And Loading Of T/C Break-O-Way™ Sabots
A WARNING: WHEN LOADING T/C'S BREAK-O-WAY SABOTS, MAKE SURE THAT YOUR GUN IS UNPRIMED, AND THAT YOUR BREAK-O-WAY SABOT HAS BEEN PROPERLY ASSEMBLED. FAILURE TO ASSEMBLE AND LOAD YOUR SABOT CORRECTLY COULD RESULT IN THE BULLET, SABOT HALVES, OR WOVEN WOOL DOUGHNUT SEPARATING AND DISENGAGING FROM THEMSELVES. THIS COULD RESULT IN AN AIR SPACE BETWEEN THE LOAD COMPONENTS. UNDER SUCH A CONDITION, ONE OR MORE OF THE COMPONENTS MAY ACT AS A BARREL OBSTRUCTION AND FIRING CAN RESULT IN A DAMAGED FIREARM AND POSSIBLE INJURY OR DEATH TO THE SHOOTER OR BYSTANDERS AND DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.
To properly assemble your T/C Break-O-Way Sabot, position 2 sabot halves together forming a complete sabot cup. Press the woven wool "doughnut" firmly on the base, allowing the flange to protrude through the hole. Your sabot is now ready to accept a .429" - .430" diameter .44 cal bullet. Use only bullets of these dimensions.
Assembled Sabot Must r Be Seated Firmly On ^ The Powder Charge.
A WARNING: USE ONLY BULLETS MEASURING .429" -.430" DESIGNED FOR USE IN .44 CALIBER PISTOLS OR RIFLES. USING BULLETS OF LESSER DIAMETER MAY CAUSE THE BULLET TO SEPARATE FROM THE SABOT RESULTING IN A BARREL OBSTRUCTION. USING BULLETS OF LARGER DIAMETER COULD RESULT IN DIFFICULT LOADING, OR A CONDITION WHERE THE SABOT IS NOT SEATED ALL THE WAY DOWN IN THE POWDER CHARGE, RESULTING IN A BARREL OBSTRUCTION. EITHER CASE CAN RESULT IN A DAMAGED FIREARM AND POSSIBLE INJURY AND/OR DEATH TO THE SHOOTER OR BYSTANDERS AND DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.
A WARNING: THE LOAD DATA PROVIDED HERE IS FOR USE IN RIFLES OF THOMPSON/CENTER MANUFACTURE ONLY. FOR LOAD DATA FOR OTHER BRANDS REFER TO THERE LOADING DATA.
T/C Break-O-Way* Sabot Loads Cont'd.
For Use Only With .50 Caliber Thompson/Center Triumph Rifle Using a Bullet as Listed Below Use a #209 Shotshell Primer. |
.50 Caliber Rifle Using Pyrodjx Pellets & Break-O-Way Sabot Loads | ||
For Use With Bullets Weighing (Grains) |
Powder Charge .50 cal/50 gr. Pellets |
Muzzle Velocity (Feet Per Second) |
Muzzle Energy (Foot Pounds) |
240 Gr. XTP™ Bullet |
2 Pellets |
1762 F.P.S. |
16SS Ft. Lbs. |
Load Shown in Red is Maximum | |||
For Use Only With .50 Caliber Thompson/Center Triumph Rifle Using a Bullet as Listed Below Use a #209 Shotshell Primer. |
.50 Caliber Rifle Using Blac^Powder & Break-O-Way Sabot Loads | ||
For Use With Bullets Weighing (Grains) |
Black Powder Charge (Grains) |
Muzzle Velocity (Feet Per Second) |
Muzzle Energy (Foot Pounds) |
240 Grain XTP™ Bullet |
80 grs. FFG |
1474 F.P.S. |
1158 Ft. Lbs. |
90 grs. FFG |
1623 F.P.S. |
1404 Ft. Lbs. | |
100 grs. FFG |
16S2 F.P.S. |
14SS Ft. Lbs. |
Load Shown in Red is Maximum
Load Shown in Red is Maximum
Loading T/C MaxiBall™ & Maxi-Hunter™ Conical Lead Bullets
For Use Only With .50 Caliber Thompson/Center Triumph Rifle Bullets Lubricated with Natural Lube 1000 Plus Bore Butter. Use a #209 Shotshell Primer. |
.50 Caliber Rifle Using Pyrodex® Pellets & Maxi-Balls or Maxi-Hunters | ||
For Use With .50 cal Bullets Weighing (Grains) |
Black Powder Charge (Grains) |
Muzzle Velocity (Feet Per Second) |
Muzzle Energy (Foot Pounds) |
275 Gr. Maxi-Hunter& 320 Gr. Maxi-Ball |
2 Pellets |
1718 F.P.S. |
2098 Ft. Lbs. |
3 Pellets |
2026 F.P.S. |
2917 Ft. Lbs. | |
350 Gr. Maxi-Hunter& 370 Gr. Maxi-Ball |
2 Pellets |
1656 F.P.S. |
2253 Ft. Lbs. |
3 Pellets |
1891 F.P.S. |
2939 Ft. Lbs. | |
Load Shown in Red is Maximum |
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