Captures the look and feel of Michael Waddell's TV show ''The Bone Collector''
FlexTech® composite stock
Four Energy Burners™ - reduce recoil by 43%
Traction grip panels on the forend
Weather Shield® corrosion-resistant finish
28'' fluted Weather Shield barrel features QLA® muzzle system, Speed Breech® XT breech plug, and fiber-optics sights
Drilled and tapped
Comes with aluminum Power Rod® ramrod
Capture the look and feel of Michael Waddell's TV show ''The Bone Collector'' with these high performance .50 caliber magnum muzzleloaders from Thompson/Center. Designed in tandem with Michael Waddell, the Thompson/Center Triumph® Bone Collector® .50 Caliber Magnum Muzzleloaders are loaded with special features to deliver great accuracy and performance. Special features include a FlexTech composite stock, four Energy Burners that reduce recoil by 43%, traction grip panels on the forend, a Weather Shield corrosion-resistant finish, and the Bone Collector logo. The 28" fluted Weather Shield barrel sports a QLA® muzzle system, Speed Breech® XT patent-pending breech plug, and fiber-optics sights. Uses hot #209 primer ignition. Drilled and tapped. Includes aluminum Power Rod® ramrod. Twist: 1 in 28''. Weight: 6-1/2 lbs. Total length: 42-1/2''. Made in USA.
Rated 5 out of 5 by manfromarkansas Great Gun
Great features. Easy to clean , shoots well and is a value for the money.. Would reccomend to anyone. One drawback is if you put your finger in to far into the trigger housing it will pinch when you shoot or let the hammer down.
August 16, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by HeartBreaker Awesome
I spent a lot of time looking at different muzzleloaders before I bought this one. This gun is awesome so don't waste your time searching around. It is light, sexy, and shoots great. I have mine with the Nikon Omega and Claw Sling in black and it is quite the weapon. This gun feels so awesome in your hands and the shock absorbers work well. The only bad thing I can think of is that sometimes you may need your wrench to get the breach plug out when cleaning (not a big deal at all because most muzzleloaders require a wrench anyways). This also could be just from the powder or primers I have been using I suppose. I've been using 2 pyrodex pellets and Remington clean bore primers with hornaday sst sabots and have shot really well at 100 yards with this set up.
July 14, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by guided1 the perfect modern muzzleloader
The short stock to trigger length is what closed the deal for me. With sub-zero hunting clothing on, this gun shoulders cleanly. It is absolutely perfectly balanced with a scope mounted to it. Speed breach makes cleaning a breeze and is very weatherproof. The trigger is the best part of the package, very crisp. Tighter tolerances of TC barrels will not take just any bullet. Barnes Spitfire T-EZ was made for this type of barrel. At 100 yards, I get 1 to 1.5 inch three shot groups with 250 grain bullets and 100 grains of Blackhorn 209 powder substitute which cleans with solvents. Cleaning takes no longer than my centerfire rifle. Just follow up with cedar oil for scent control. Never had a single misfire or hangfire with over 200 rounds fired.
June 5, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by atdunn Welcome to the Brotherhood
This was the first muzzleloader I have ever owned. I knew basically nothing about black powder rifles, but I did some research and quickly discovered that T/C was the only choice. The staff at the Cincinnati store showed me everything and even mounted and bore sighted my scope for free. I paired this rifle with the Nikon Omega. First 3 shots at 100 yards were a 1" group, no adjustments needed. This set up is in my opinion the best rig to drop a deer at 250yrds. This gun is definitely "the baddest muzzleloader in the land."
December 17, 2009
Yes, you have to carry the tip with you because you cannot put the ramrod back in the gun with it on. It's about the only downfall of the gun, but it's not really a problem. When I'm hunting I usually take the rod out, put the tip on, and set it aside. The tip does come with the gun too.
No. In order to get this feature you would need to move up to an Encore. The Bone Collector has a superior feel when shouldered so think about this. Trust me. The whole barrel switch thing is over rated. It's just easier to get another gun in the caliber you want. Not a single shot, break barrel action with very slow reload time.
yes bought one open it up and notce that barrel would wobble around when you had it locked down to much movement for a staright shoot. tell my if this not wright. this $660.72 gun should not have no movement at all in barrel
There should be minimal movement in the barrel. If it moves more than a few thousandths of an inch, I would send it back to T/C. They got great costumer service, they will take care of you and your gun .
No, that sounds really weird to me. I have owned a couple of different TC rifles and have never seen anything like that. I would return the weapon before firing it. It sounds to me like there is some kind of manufacture's defect.
If you're looking at shooting out to 200 yrds you better understand that you will measure bullet drop in feet not inches. This gun is lethal out to 200 yrds but I certainly would not recommend it. It's pretty good to 150 then it really drops off sharp.
The Bone Collector does not come in SS. If you want the stainless steel look, go to the Pro Hunter. The most accurate muzzelloader I have ever shot. As far as loads go, I like the Hornady Sabots with Triple 7 pellets and Triple 7 primers. One thing I can say is CCI primers are way too corrosive for my liking.