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PostSubject: New Project Gun   December 6th 2013, 3:34 pm

I picked this up yesterday. It stll needs some more work but I got it looking half decent.
It's a Thompson Center Thunder Hawk. It had A lot of rust on it. There is some light pitting in the bore but it's not too bad. Heck, unfortunately seen worse. I will try to post some bore pictures later. The ones I took came out blurry.   










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PostSubject: Re: New Project Gun   December 6th 2013, 3:55 pm

doesnt look to bad at all, hopefully it will still shoot good!
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PostSubject: Re: New Project Gun   December 6th 2013, 9:28 pm

As long as it shots good.
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PostSubject: Re: New Project Gun   December 8th 2013, 5:58 am

Notabad looking rifle,I am betting that it will still shoot good.
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PostSubject: Re: New Project Gun   December 8th 2013, 7:40 am

The ThunderHawk is a good gun. Assuming the bore is not badly pitted it will shoot just fine.
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PostSubject: Re: New Project Gun   December 8th 2013, 10:17 am

Only drawback with these guns are that they tend to blow fouling all over your scope and that they tend to foul the firing mechanism to the point that it gets stuck.
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PostSubject: Re: New Project Gun   December 10th 2013, 3:37 pm

I had to put a different nipple on it. A #11 cap wouldn't fit on it. I figure it was a musket cap nipple. I'm going to get a 209 conversion kit for it. I have scope bases on the way.
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PostSubject: Re: New Project Gun   December 14th 2013, 3:59 am

I just got an answer from Thompson Center. I asked them in an e-mail what the twist rate of a .50 caliber Thunder Hawk was and this was the reply.
REFERENCE NUMBER: 00000000 Please use this ticket number in any correspondence with us.
SUBJECT:What is the rate of twist in a .50 caliber Thunder Hawk barrel?

Dear Customer,

1:38 twist

If further assistance is required please reply accordingly.


Sincerely,

Alison
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PostSubject: Re: New Project Gun   December 14th 2013, 5:30 am

1:38 twist will work nice with fullbore conicals of around 400+ gr.
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