Thompson Center New Englander
Continuing to get ready for the 2012 Delaware deer season. This time I will be shooting the Thompson Center New Englander muzzloader in .50 caliber. We take a look at the 100 grain loose powder charge, the T/C maxi ball projectile and the cap lock primer. Load it up and take some shots down range at approximately 65 yards. It does pretty well for an old school muzzleloader and not an in-line that are so popular now. It certainly can hit the pie plate target which is good for deer hunting if you don’t try to shoot at a target that is out of range. Show a few tips for safe loading, the gear that is needed and some comparisons to what you need to charge the Omega in-lines.
hey there, i was wondering what cap size you use on the new Englander?
Nice vid, Thx for sharing. I’m looking at picking one of these up.
The only thing I noticed you did which should be avoided is when pouring your powder, if you shake or tap the the powder measure you will settle the powder and not get a proper charge, you’ll actually get a heavier charge weight and therefore get inconsistent loads/groups.
Thx again for the vid. I cant wait to get mine 😉
Good video. I just picked one up from a coworker and it’s a blast to shoot. I found mine is very accurate with 90 grains FF and a .285 grain maxi ball. i was getting consistent shots at 70 yards. About a 5 inch group. again good video thanks for sharing.
Well I finally got mine. It was new never fired. Anyways, I had it at the range shooting 80grs Goex FFG and Lee REAL bullets and worked up to 100gr loads. It grouped fairly well @ 50yds as well as 100yds.
I then shot 3 patch/round balls with 80-100grs and could beleive the group I got at 100yds. Just over 2.5 inches!!!
A Synthetic stock on a sidehammer rifle makes my eyes cry
classic fun USA! Gun
I have a New Englander in 12 ga shotgun taken awhile to work up a good load for it but love it.
I don’t use one with mine and have not had an issue with it. I don’t think it could hurt either, do a few test shots with and without and see if there is a difference.
found mine in my closet just like yours I shoot the same load as you but Triple 7 same maxiball 100 yard gun
I wanna side by side ten gauge with a thumb actuated trigger that requires holding the underside of the handle or grip with the fingers, it can be used with mittens on like that survival rifle that was an over/under.22/12 or 45/12ga. Made of stainless steel, except it fires using the finger underneath, I wanna use the thumb like those old German hunting rifles .
just killed a 4 x4 muley with mine yesterday
My Wife’s Family gave me this weapon. I’d like to know if I could use up to date ammunition for this? thanks for the video, it sheds a ton of light on the weapon its self.
how much is a renagade 50 cal cap lock
with black plastic stock worth in good condtion
Thanks for the video. Nice little front stuffer.. Maybe it’s just me but always seems a little odd to see a cap lock gun with a synthetic stock …
Nice Vid, I have the newenglander with synthetic stock also. I use 80 grains 2 f with 490 round ball and a .015 lubed patch. The newenglander is no longer made, t/c made it in the early 90’s as a lighter less expensive alternative to the renegade or hawken rifle. As the inlines became popular they phased out all their sidelock guns except the hawken. I still love the newenglander and am always on the lookout for good used ones.
you do not need an overrpowder wad with maxiball