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Encore muzzleloader 12 ga.

I just picked up a Encore muzzleloader 12ga. I want to take a turkey with it. I went to T/C's web sight to see if they have some loading data for this, evidently these aren't made anymore so I couldn't find any. The guy i bought this from bought it new some time ago, never used it and lost the manual, I was wondering if anyone had some loading data for this..thanks Bob
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I have a knight TK2000,I use 100 gr.loose pyrodex a turkey ranger wad from BRI,2oz # 5 shot topped with a cardboard wad.try varring your shot charge if this doesn't pattern well.You may need to remove your choke tube to get the wad started,just dont forget to dump your powder first or it gets into the choke tube threads.its as much fun working up a good pattering load as hunting with it.
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Re: Encore muzzleloader 12 ga.

Wells , I just also bought a Encore 209x12 also . Where do I get all the componets ? What kind of patterns are you getting and what distances ?
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you can get the bag of shot at at any sporting store it comes in a 25lb bag you dont need the plated or anything fancy just plain lead shot.the wads I got from BRI on their web site,dont remember the cost not much for 100.I just dug out a turkey target I had stashed I got 24 pellets in the head and neck at 40 yards.to bad you wernt closer I'd give you some shot and a few wads to try
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Thanks for your tip...
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I use 100gr 2FF over powder wad about 20z of shot and I have a punch that is right size and punch out over shot wads from styrofoam meat trays they seem to expand a little and make a snug fit and hold shot more secure
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thats a good idea of using the styrofoam meat trays for the over shot wad.I have a few old solid brass 12 ga.shells, I'll have to see how they work for cutting out the wad,size ect.thanks
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Thompson/Center


12 Gauge
12 Gauge12 Gauge

Muzzleloader
MuzzleloaderMuzzleloader

Owner's
Manual
Supplement



.................................

DANGER
The material in this booklet must be read and understood
before attempting to use your Thompson/Center firearm.
If pertinent safety information is not read, and the

-WARNING -statements are not understood and
adhered to, death or injury could result.
READ THIS MANUAL IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE
USING YOUR FIREARM.

..................

.................

...............

...............


Thompson/Center Arms Co., Inc.

P.O. Box 5002
Rochester New Hampshire 03866

Table Of Contents
Subject: Page Number
Installation of Choke Tubes in Your T/C Muzzleloading Shotgun........................................... ...2
Illustration of Loading Your T/C Muzzleloading Shotgun .................................................. ......5
Charging Your T/C Muzzleloading Shotgun .................................................. ............................6
Steps Involved in Loading Your T/C Muzzleloading Shotgun .................................................. ..7
Using Plastic Shotcups in Your T/C Muzzleloading Shotgun........................................... ...........10
Priming Your T/C Muzzleloading Shotgun .................................................. ..............................12
Suggested Loads for Your T/C Muzzleloading Shotgun .................................................. ..........14



Copyright 2002 Thompson/Center Arms Co., Inc.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Separate Owner's Manuals for any other models of muzzleloaders which Thompson/Center
offers are available free from the factory upon request.
Call or write with your specific needs.



This booklet contains information that is essential to the safe use
and maintenance of Thompson/Center’s modern-style in-line
muzzleloaders with removable breech plug. You must read this
material in its entirety and fully understand its significance before
you can safely use your muzzleloader. If a Thompson/Center muzzleloading
firearm is loaned or sold (by an individual or a dealer),
this booklet must accompany the firearm. Replacement booklets
are available at no charge from our factory.

If, after reading this booklet, you still have questions concerning
the safe use of your Thompson/Center firearm, write or call our
Customer Service Department at:

Thompson/Center Arms Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 5002
Rochester, New Hampshire 03866
Telephone: 1-603-332-2333


• And Remember •
The Fundamental
National Rifle Association
Rules for Safe Gun Handling Are:


1 - Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
2 - Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
3 - Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.


- WARNING -


Discharging firearms in poorly ventilated
areas, cleaning firearms or handling
ammunition may result in exposure to lead


and other substances known to cause birth
defects, reproductive harm and other serious
physical injury. Have adequate ventilation at

all times. Wash hands thoroughly after exposure.

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Encore 12 Gauge
Muzzleloading Supplement
This supplemental booklet contains specific information regarding the charging and
priming of the 12 Gauge Encore Muzzleloading Shotgun.

The primary Owners Manual for the Encore 209x50 must be read and fully understood
before attempting to use either the muzzleloading rifle or muzzleloading shotgun variation
of this firearm.

Thompson/Center’s Encore 12 Gauge Muzzleloading shotgun is equipped with a screw-in
“turkey” choke tube. The constriction of this choke tube will prevent you from pushing
most shotgun wads or shotcups through the tube. It will therefore be necessary to remove
the choke tube prior to charging your Encore 12 Gauge Muzzleloading shotgun.

Installation of T/C Choke Tubes
Never attempt to install a choke tube or remove a choke tube from a primed
firearm. Always ensure that the firearm is UNPRIMED. Failure to heed this
warning could result in an accidental discharge causing injury and/or death to
the shooter or bystanders and damage to property.

1. Never fire your Thompson Center shotgun, which has been designed to accept internal
choke tubes, WITHOUT A CHOKE TUBE INSTALLED. This will result in damage to the
threads in the barrel, and could render your shotgun inoperable with regards to using the
internal screw-in choke tubes.
2. The threads of your T/C choke tubes should be kept clean and lightly lubed at all times
- with a good anti-seize lubricant like T/C’s “Super Lube”. When installing the choke tube
into the barrel, make sure the muzzle is pointed away from you in a safe direction, and
never “force” the choke tube into the barrel. If the tube does not screw-in easily, the
threads in the barrel or tube could be clogged, or you could be cross threading the parts.
The choke tube should screw-in easily by hand. Use an appropriate wrench and tighten it
until snug. DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN it as it could damage the tube.
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3. (See diagram at right) Wrench
Shown engaging slots in choke tube. To
insert, turn clockwise. To remove, turn
counter clockwise.
4. Thompson/Center’s screw-in choke
tubes are appropriately marked; IMP
CYL, MOD, FULL and TURKEY. Only
the IMP CYL, or MOD can be used
with steel shot without damage to the
choke tube. FULL or TURKEY tubes
SHOULD NOT BE USED WITH STEEL
SHOT. T/C tubes are intended for use
with Thompson/Center shotguns ONLY,
and should not be used in other brands
of guns.
Shotgun
BARREL
Choke
Tube
T/C Choke WrenchT/C Choke Wrench
Choke Wrench Diagram
Never attempt to use any other choke tube in a Thompson/Center shotgun.
Mismatching choke tubes in any shotgun could result in damage to the shotgun,
or serious injury and/or death to the shooter or bystanders and damage
to property.

5. Use of T/C’s TURKEY choke tube
with muzzleloading shotguns; the
TURKEY choke tube will have to be
removed from the barrel before
attempting to “charge” or load your
muzzleloading shotgun. The extra tight
construction of this tube will prevent
you from inserting most shotgun wads
or shot cups through the tube itself,
necessitating removal of the tube from
the barrel prior to loading. Once your
muzzleloading shotgun has been loaded, screw the TURKEY tube back in the barrel.
TURKEY Choke Tube
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Never attempt to install a choke tube on a “primed” muzzleloading shotgun.
When charging the muzzleloading shotgun with powder and shot, make sure the
muzzle is pointed away from yourself and others, and in a safe direction. Do not
smoke or be near a source of heat or flame when loading your shotgun; the
spark from a lighted cigarette, cigar or pipe can ignite Black Powder, Pyrodex®,
percussion caps or primers, causing an explosion which could result in injury
and/or death to the shooter or bystanders and damage to property.

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T/C Encore Shotgun Loading Diagram
Stay mentally
alert. This task
requires your
complete
attention.
Eyes, ears &
arms protected.
Do Not Smoke
while loading any
muzzleloader.
Keep components
& reserve powder
well away from
the firearm.
Butt resting firm-
ly on the ground
& supported by
the side of the
shooter's foot to
prevent slipping.
Loading And Use of a T/C Encore 12 Gauge Muzzleloader
IMPROPERLY CHARGING
YOUR T/C MUZZLELOADING
SHOTGUN CAN BE DANGER-
OUS. STUDY THIS PHOTO
CAREFULLY BEFORE PRO-
CEEDING.
Barrel held securely with
muzzle upwards - directed
away from your body.
Remove
Choke Tube
Use Black Powder or
Pyrodex ONLY!
Use a T/C graduated
powder measure only and
do not overcharge. NEVER
charge directly from a
powder flask, can or a
powder horn.
Gun is
unprimed
and the hammer
is in the “At Rest”
position.
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Charging Your T/C 12 Gauge
Muzzleloading Shotgun
When charging your T/C Muzzleloading shotgun, the procedure will vary depending on
the particular choke tube installed in the barrel. Although the Encore 12 Gauge
Muzzleloading shotgun comes equipped with a TURKEY choke tube, other accessory T/C
12 Gauge choke tubes are available and will fit the Encore 12 Gauge barrel.

Using 12 Gauge Natural Wads

T/C’s Natural Wads are prelubed woven wool wads; lubed with T/C’s Natural Lube 1000
Plus Bore Butter. They are 1/8" thick, and can be used with chokes designated IMP CYL,
MOD, or FULL. They have a memory, and as such, will expand to their original diameter
after being pushed through the choke tube. They will perform triple duty; acting as a (1)
cushion wad (2) over the powder wad and (3) over the shot wad. 12 Gauge Natural Wads
will not fit through the T/C TURKEY choke tube because of the tight constriction of this
tube. When using T/C’s 12 Gauge Natural Wads, or any wads or shot cups, it will be necessary
to remove the TURKEY choke tube prior to loading, and reinstall it after the gun
has been charged.


Never attempt to install or remove a choke tube from a PRIMED firearm.
Always ensure that the firearm is UNPRIMED. Failure to heed this warning
could result in an accidental discharge causing injury and/or death to the
shooter or bystanders and damage to property.

The photo on page 5 shows a shooter in the process of loading a muzzleloading shotgun. Study
this photo carefully and read all of the captions before you proceed to charge your shotgun.

Before charging, insert the ramrod into the barrel and tap it up and down several times.
You will hear the metal cap of the ramrod “clink” as it makes contact with the steel surface
of the breech plug. Note exactly how far the ramrod extends beyond the muzzle when
the barrel is UNCHARGED. Commit this exercise to memory and practice it every time
that you handle a muzzleloading firearm. Before you attempt to load (or charge it), store
it away, hand it to another person, or leave it unattended, always check to ensure that the
firearm is uncharged (unloaded).

The next precharging exercise is to wipe the bore free of all oil or lube. 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 gun to misfire or hangfire. Point the muzzle in

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a safe direction and snap several 209 primers in the breech plug before charging. This
will ensure ignition by clearing away any oil that may be accumulated in the ignition channel.
With the hammer of your 12 Gauge Encore Muzzleloading shotgun in the “at rest”
position and the gun is unprimed - it is now ready to charge.

The Steps in Charging are as Follows:

Step 1. If you are using an IMP CYL, MOD, or FULL choke tube in your shotgun, pour
a premeasured charge of FFG Black Powder, or RS Pyrodex into the barrel.

If you are using a TURKEY choke tube, remove the choke tube prior to pouring your pre-
measured charge.

"Natural" Wads

Step 2. Seat (2) of T/C’s 12

Bore
Powder
Shot
Gauge Natural Wads firmly The entire shot

against the powder charge. & wad column

MUST be seated

One

Over The

Shot

Two

Over The
Powder


{

{

firmly against the

Step 3. Pour a premeasured

powder charge.

shot charge into the barrel.


Step 4. Seat (1) of T/C’s 12

Gauge Natural Wads firmly
against the shot charge. (see

Breech

illustration “A”)

Cut-a-way

Step 5. If you are using a
TURKEY choke tube,
reinstall it now.

Illustration ”A”
Once again, the photo on page 5 shows a shooter in the process of loading a muzzle-
loading shotgun. Study this photo carefully and read all of the captions before you proceed
to charge your shotgun.

When charging your T/C Muzzleloading shotgun, adjust your powder measure to the
desired charge and fill it with FFG Black Powder or RS Pyrodex. To achieve accuracy
and uniform patterns, consistency in the powder charge is required. Fill your powder
measure exactly the same each time. Using T/C’s powder measure No.7040 is recommended
because it will measure both the powder and shot in increments specified in
our data section.

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Photo B

Use two T/C Natural Wads (placed
together as one) over the powder
charge. Start the wads into the muzzle
with your fingers as pictured. Push the
wads down flush with the muzzle.

Photo C
Photo B
Photo C Caption

Hold the ramrod (as pictured)
and push the wads down (about 4")
into the barrel.

Photo D Caption

Using short strokes, push the wads down
slowly, allowing time for the trapped
air to bleed off.

Photo D
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Pour the premeasured charge down the barrel and strike the side of the barrel several
sharp raps with the heel of your hand to settle the powder in the chamber area.
Start the over the powder Natural Wads into the muzzle as shown in photo “B” When using
T/C’s Natural Wads, put them together and insert them “as one”. Once they are started,
they will move easily down the barrel. Holding the ramrod about 4" up from the bottom,
push the wads down the barrel as shown in photo “C”. Then using short strokes of the
ramrod, slowly push the wads the remainder of the way down the barrel until they contact
and bear firmly against the powder charge. Bear in mind that air is trapped underneath
the wads as you load it so you must push slowly. . .allowing time for the trapped air
to bleed off or escape. See Photo “D”

Use your graduated powder measure to measure your shot charge (see information contained
in the loading data). Measure your shot as carefully as your powder. Pour your shot
charge down the barrel and start your Natural

Wad into the muzzle with your fingers. Seat this
“over the shot” wad with the same care you
seated your “over the powder” wads. Allow
time for trapped air to bleed off, and seat the
wad firmly against the shot charge. See Photo
“E”

Photo “E”

Load the over the shot wad slowly to force
trapped air out of the barrel.

Once the shotgun is charged (wads and shot
column firmly seated against the powder
charge as shown in photo “E”), it is necessary
to carefully mark your ramrod at the muzzle. A
reference mark on the ramrod will ensure that
all future charges are seated properly. See
Photo “F”. Remove the ramrod, and if
your are using a TURKEY choke tube,
reinstall the choke tube making sure that
the muzzle is pointed away from yourself
and in a safe direction.

Photo E
{
{
One
Over The
Shot
Two
Over The
Powder
The entire shot
& wad column
MUST be seated
firmly against thepowder charge.
Breech
Cut-a-way
Bore
"Natural" Wads
Powder
Shot

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Photo “F”

Mark your ramrod at the muzzle. Use a marking pencil to
mark the ramrod. This will allow you to ensure that each
charge is seated to the same depth. Erase and remark
each time you adjust the charge, or change shot charges.
When you arrive at the desired charge, cut a clean notch
in the ramrod so you will have a permanent reference
mark. This reference mark will serve as an indicator only
with the powder charge and shot charge used when it was
marked. When the powder charge and/or shot charge
change, the reference mark will also change.

Photo F
Using Plastic Shotcup/Wads
Some shooters will want to use the more modern combination plastic wad/shotcups that
are now on the market. These shotcups generally provide better long range patterns when
used in conjunction with tightly constricted TURKEY choke tubes. T/C recommends a
good one-piece plastic shotcup designed specifically for shotguns - like the one from
Ballistic Products, Inc.; available from Fox Ridge Outfitters, Inc. (ph #1-800-243-4570).

Use of this type wad will necessitate removal of your TURKEY choke tube prior to charging.

The steps in charging your T/C 12 Gauge Muzzleloading shotgun with a plastic wad/shotcup

combination are as follows:
Step 1. Remove the TURKEY choke
tube.
Step 2. Pour a premeasured charge of
FFG Black Powder or RS Pyrodex into
the barrel.
Remove TURKEY Choke Tube
before loading
shotcup
Step 3. Seat your plastic wad/shotcup
firmly against the powder charge.
Step 4. Pour a premeasured shot

charge into the barrel.

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Step 5. Seat (1) T/C Natural Wad
(or similar wad) firmly over the
shot. See Illustration “G”.
{
{
One
Over The
Shot Wad
The Shotcup and
Over The Shot Wad
MUST be seated
firmly against the
powder charge.
Shotcup Diagram
Breech
Cut-a-way
Shot in
One Piece
Shotcup
Powder
Illustration ”G”
{
{
One
Over The
Shot Wad
The Shotcup and
Over The Shot Wad
MUST be seated
firmly against the
powder charge.
Shotcup Diagram
Breech
Cut-a-way
Shot in
One Piece
Shotcup
Powder
Illustration ”G”
Never fire a muzzleloading shotgun unless you are sure that the entire wad and
shot column is properly seated firmly against the powder charge, and that the
ramrod has been removed from the bore, and that the choke tube is in place.
Shooters should bear in mind that the muzzleloading charge is not crimped
into position, as is the fixed cartridge. If wads do not fit tightly, then jarring or
movement of the firearm can cause wads to move forward. If the shotgun is
fired with the wad and shot column (or part of it) off the powder charge, or the
ramrod is still in the bore, the wadding, or ramrod may act as a bore obstruction.
This can cause a ruptured or burst barrel resulting in possible injury
and/or death to the shooter or bystanders and damage to property.

Mark the ramrod as directed and always use the ramrod to check that the charge is properly
seated before priming and firing the shotgun. If, due to fouling, a charge of shot
becomes lodged part way down the barrel, the shotgun must be disassembled and the
charge removed. See section in main product manual for the Encore 209x50 entitled
“Pulling a Charge”.

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Priming Your Encore 12
Gauge Muzzleloading Shotgun
If you have followed the preceding instructions, your muzzleloading shotgun will now be
charged with FFG Black Powder or RS Pyrodex, and the wads and shot charge will be
firmly seated against the powder charge as illustrated on page 9 or 11. Your ramrod will
be marked to the exact seating depth ensuring that the following charges are seated in the
same careful manner. The hammer of your Encore will be in the “at rest” position.


Do not prime the firearm until you are actually ready to fire and you have
double checked to ensure that the ramrod has been removed from the barrel.
Thompson/Center does not recommend priming the shotgun until the instant
before actual firing. Carrying a charged primed firearm and relying upon the
safety mechanism can be dangerous. Accidental discharge is a constant hazard
which, if it occurs, can cause injury and/or death to the shooter or
bystanders and damage to property. The only safe way to guard against an
accidental discharge is to carry the shotgun unprimed with the hammer in the
“at rest” position, and the muzzle pointed down range away from yourself,
bystanders or property.

WHEN YOU ARE READY TO FIRE THE ENCORE 12 Gauge MUZZLELOADING
SHOTGUN, PRIME THE SHOTGUN AS SHOWN IN PHOTO “G”.

With the hammer in the

Photo G

“at rest” position, and

Priming Tool

the barrel tipped open,
hold the Encore with the 209 Primer
muzzle pointed in a safe

Breech Plug

direction and insert the

Primer Pocket

209 primer into the
primer pocket in the
breech plug. Close the
barrel by tipping up the
barrel firmly. The firearm
is now ready to fire.

Raise the Encore,
cock the hammer and
fire the shot.

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When firing, hold the shotgun tightly against your shoulder allowing your body
weight to absorb and buffer the force of recoil. Held improperly, a firearm can
“kick” causing facial injury and/or bruising.

Should you decide not to fire the Encore 12 Gauge Muzzleloading shotgun
after the hammer has been cocked, then you must take the following steps:

Step 1. Keeping the Encore shotgun pointed in a safe direction, lower the firearm from
the firing stance.

Step 2. Firmly hold your thumb on the hammer so that it cannot drop freely. Pull the trigger
rearward only long enough to disengage the hammer.

Step 3. Remove your finger from the trigger, while continuing to hold the hammer.
Carefully lower the hammer forward, allowing the automatic hammer block to engage in
the “at rest” position.

Step 4. Open the barrel by pulling rearward on the trigger guard spur and tipping the barrel
downward.

Step 5. Remove the 209 primer from the breech plug.


If the firearm is no longer going to be used, uncharge it by firing into a suitable
backstop or pull the charge before returning to your vehicle, camp or
home as explained in the primary Encore 209x50 product manual in the section
on “pulling the charge”. An accidental discharge can cause injury and/or
death to the shooter or bystanders and damage to property.

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Lead Shot Loads Only For
T/C Muzzleloading Shotguns
12 GAUGE TRAINING & CLAY TARGET LOAD
Containing approx. 1 1/8 oz. of shot, this load approximates a 20 gauge field load
and is most effective when used with #8 or #9 lead shot.
POWDER
80 Grains
FFG
Black Powder
WADS
An Acceptable
Shotcup/Wad Combo
Or
Two 12 Gauge Natural
Wads Over The Powder
And One Over The Shot.
LEAD SHOT
This load uses approx.
1 1/8 oz. of shot.
When your powder measure
is set to dispense 80 grs. of
black powder - it will hold
approximately 1 1/8 oz.
of lead shot

12 GAUGE HUNTING & CLAY TARGET LOAD
Containing approx. 1 1/4 oz. of shot, this is an excellent upland hunting or
clay target load. Most effective when used with #71/2, #8 or #9 lead shot.
POWDER
90 Grains
FFG
Black Powder
WADS
An Acceptable
Shotcup/Wad Combo
Or
Two 12 Gauge Natural
Wads Over The Powder
And One Over The Shot.
LEAD SHOT
This load uses approx.
1 1/4 oz. of shot.
When your powder measure
is set to dispense 90 grs. of
black powder - it will hold
approximately 1 1/4 oz.
of lead shot

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12 GAUGE SMALL GAME LOAD
Containing approx. 1 3/8 oz. of shot, this is a good all around load for the muzzleloader hunter.
It has respectable working velocity and the heavier shot charge (more pellets) improves pattern
density--allowing use of some of the larger shot sizes.
Most effective when used with #6, #71/2, #8 or #9 lead shot.


POWDER
100 Grains
FFG
Black Powder
WADS
An Acceptable
Shotcup/Wad Combo
Or
Two 12 Gauge Natural
Wads Over The Powder
And One Over The Shot.
LEAD SHOT
This load uses approx.
1 3/8 oz. of shot.
When your powder measure
is set to dispense 100 grs. of
black powder - it will hold
approximately 1 3/8 oz.
of lead shot

12 GAUGE HEAVY HUNTING LOAD
Containing approx. 1 1/2 oz. of shot. The heavy weight of the shot charge (more pellets)
improves pattern density--allowing a wide selection
of shot sizes to be used. Most effective when used with #4, #6, #71/2, #8 or #9 lead shot.


POWDER
110 Grains
FFG
Black Powder
WADS
An Acceptable
Shotcup/Wad Combo
Or
Two 12 Gauge Natural
Wads Over The Powder
And One Over The Shot.
LEAD SHOT
This load uses approx.
1 1/2 oz. of shot.
When your powder measure
is set to dispense 110 grs. of
black powder - it will hold
approximately 1 1/2 oz.
of lead shot

12 GAUGE HEAVY HUNTING LOAD
Containing approx. 1 5/8 oz. of shot. The shooter should not exceed this load. The heavy
weight of the shot charge (more pellets) improves pattern density--allowing a wide selection
of shot sizes to be used. Most effective when used with #4, #6, #71/2, #8 or #9 lead shot.


- MAXIMUM


POWDER
120 Grains
FFG
Black Powder
WADS
An Acceptable
Shotcup/Wad Combo
Or
Two 12 Gauge Natural
Wads Over The Powder
And One Over The Shot.
LEAD SHOT
This load uses approx.
1 5/8 oz. of shot.
When your powder measure
is set to dispense 120 grs. of
black powder - it will hold
approximately 1 5/8 oz.
of lead shot

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Steel Shot Loads Only For
T/C Muzzleloading Shotguns
Not Recommended For
Guns With a Full Choke Tube
FOR STEEL SHOT ONLY! Do not use when shooting lead shot. FAILURE TO FOLLOW
THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY AND/OR DEATH TO THE SHOOTER
OR BYSTANDERS AND DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.

12 GAUGE LIGHT TARGET LOAD FOR STEEL SHOT
Modified, Improved Cylinder or cylinder bore choke only!
Full choke not recommended for steel shot loads.
POWDER
80 Grains
FFG
Black Powder
WADS
An Acceptable
Shotcup/Wad Combo
Or
Two 12 Gauge Natural
Wads Over The Powder
And One Over The Shot.
STEEL SHOT ONLY
Use T/C powder
measure set to measure
80 grs. of
FFG powder.
This will deliver
the correct amount
of shot by volume.

12 GAUGE LIGHT HUNTING LOAD FOR STEEL SHOT
Modified, Improved Cylinder or cylinder bore choke only!
Full choke not recommended for steel shot loads.
POWDER
90 Grains
FFG
Black Powder
WADS
An Acceptable
Shotcup/Wad Combo
Or
Two 12 Gauge Natural
Wads Over The Powder
And One Over The Shot.
STEEL SHOT ONLY
Use T/C powder
measure set to measure
90 grs. of
FFG powder.
This will deliver
the correct amount
of shot by volume.

16



12 GAUGE HEAVY HUNTING LOAD FOR STEEL SHOT

Modified, Improved Cylinder or cylinder bore choke only!
Full choke not recommended for steel shot loads.


POWDER
100 Grains
FFG
Black Powder
WADS
An Acceptable
Shotcup/Wad Combo
Or
Two 12 Gauge Natural
Wads Over The Powder
And One Over The Shot.
STEEL SHOT ONLY
Use T/C powder
measure set to measure
100 grs. of
FFG powder.
This will deliver
the correct amount
of shot by volume.

12 GAUGE HEAVY HUNTING LOAD FOR STEEL SHOT

Modified, Improved Cylinder or cylinder bore choke only!
Full choke not recommended for steel shot loads.


POWDER
110 Grains
FFG
Black Powder
WADS
An Acceptable
Shotcup/Wad Combo
Or
Two 12 Gauge Natural
Wads Over The Powder
And One Over The Shot.
STEEL SHOT ONLY
Use T/C powder
measure set to measure
110 grs. of
FFG powder.
This will deliver
the correct amount
of shot by volume.

12 GAUGE HEAVY HUNTING LOAD FOR STEEL SHOT

Modified, Improved Cylinder or cylinder bore choke only!
Full choke not recommended for steel shot loads.


- MAXIMUM


POWDER
120 Grains
FFG
Black Powder
WADS
An Acceptable
Shotcup/Wad Combo
Or
Two 12 Gauge Natural
Wads Over The Powder
And One Over The Shot.
STEEL SHOT ONLY
Use T/C powder
measure set to measure
120 grs. of
FFG powder.
This will deliver
the correct amount
of shot by volume.

17



Thompson/Center Arms Co., Inc.

P.O. Box 5002
Rochester New Hampshire 03866
Black Powder and Pyrodex Are
The Only Suitable Propellants
For T/C Muzzleloading Firearms

12 Gauge


Muzzleloader
Owner's
Manual
Supplement


09/03


Manual Part Number 00016884
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