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recieved a thompson 50 cal renagade. im new to muzzle-loaders and wondering if anyone out there could suggest-flint,powder for both pan and main. it came with all that is needed but original owner had lots of miss and hang fires.just a basic formula that works for most of you will be fine. i want to buy new flint and powder. not sure if thats the problem but i want to start fresh. thanks
 

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flints: tom fuller black flints
powder :goex 3F will workd in the bore and pan
frizzen: t/c are not great go with a lyman but fitting is needed
t/c also has new hammers :send the old one in for a new replacement type (upgrade)
T/c also has new vent liners .070 uses a allen key instead of the old type screw driver slot
 

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80grs of FFg(Goex)
FFF or FFFFg for the pan
.490 round balls
.015 prelubed patchs
Cleaning patches
TC like Black English flints

1st thing I would give the inside a good cleaning with warm soapy water followed by a warm rinse.Dry inside good with clean patches and hair drier.Clean frizzen and flint with alcohol.No oil you want spark.Just make sure that ball is down against every time you load and shoot.
 

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lonewolf,thanks tom fuller flints? where do you get them.and with the lyman do these have to be ordered
 

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I think the old style flint hammers take 3/4x3/4"
when you order them make sure to ask them if they can give you FLAT TOPS FLINTS
t/c hammer do not like the ones with HUMPS on top the jaws are to thin and they won't fit that well in the hammer.
The lyman flints alll is needed is a little fileing to get them to fit.
I would also ask them if they have the newer vent liner for t/c
I would recommend to flip the angle on the flint to get more scape off the frizzen until you get the new lock
 
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