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 RayC1 Awesome!
Got lucky and bought the cammo version. Very easy to use, loaded with 295 grain bullets and 150 grain 777 pellets, Dead center at 100, 3 inch grouping at 200 using a regular bench rest, kicks less than a 20 ga. Lightest, simple, easy to operate, not easy to find a .50 cal bore snake but made my hunting buddies very jealous. Also recommend the Nikon 250 BDC scope. Can't go wrong with this fine machine.
December 14, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by mark123 great gun
love this gun. It is the most accurate and easiest to clean muzzleloader i have ever owned. had bass pro mount the scope and boresight it when i bought it. when i got it home and shot it, it was 2 in. high and 3 in to the right @ 100 yds. made a couple of adjustments to the scope now it is dead on and very consistent.groups of 1in. or better. I would recommend the nikkon bdc scope also. it takes out the guess work.
great gun thank bps.
November 22, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Animaljimc Nice Gun
I am very pleased with this purchase. I picked this gun up at bass pro store and was instantly very happy with how it felt in my hands. Gun is very well balanced and the grip is just right. I was very surprised at how light it is. Recoil felt very light, using 2 triple seven 50 gr. pellets and 250 grain shockwave sabbots and 223 grain powerbelts. Accuracy was excellent, I mannaged a 5" goup at 75 yards with the iron sights from a bench with a bag of seed for a rest. Clean up was a breeze and the breech plug was easy to remove with my fingers. Primer is very easy to place and remove with just my fingers. The trigger is very nice smooth and crisp and I'm guessing around 3.5 lbs.
November 21, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by deerguide Excellent
I love this gun. I sold an Encore to buy this and have no regrets. This gun is lighter, kicks less and looks better. I love the stock and really love the Speed Breech. It only took me 4 shots to get this gun dead on at 150 yards. I am using a Barnes Tipped MZ 250 grain and 3 Pyrodex pellets. I mounted a Leupold Long Range scope. This gun shoots as good as my Weatherby Accumark. The only slightly negative comment I have is the lenght of pull. This gun is short. I had to add a 1/2" spacer between the stock and the pad. The first shot fired in the field was a 100 yard shot through a 12" hole at a 200 lb deer. Dropped in his tracks.
November 13, 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.