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I searched the archives here for comments on the TC Scout rifle, and only found two comments, nothing really revealing. I also checked the TC web sight and they don't even list them, discontinued? I was discarding old pamphlets and ran across a TC add for them. Seemed like a neat idea, I'm not into inlines,, but if I was I would have considered this one, kind of reminds me of my first Winchester '94, maybe if I found one cheap I might still consider one, just to see how it performed. Any comments? Anybody own one or shoot one? How do they compare with the modern bolt inlines? RR :D
 

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RR I had one for one year, just one year. It was the worst thing for not firing I ever had. Shoot it twice and have to pull it totally apart as it would plug up totally. I have had to tear it down totally at the range to get it unplugged with fouling. I literally gave it away. I saw a couple last night on auction arms, one was listed for 100 bucks. Might want to check it out. T/C did disciontinue them after a short time. I think I was not the only person who had the problems I had. It seemed to me they left too much of a gap between the nipple and the powder allowing fouling to get in there. Keep in mind I shot black powder in it. Even if I wiped it out between shots it did not help. With some of todays cleaner powders, it might be better. Or if they reintroduced it with 209 ignition might make a difference. Just my humble opinion based on bad experience . I have other T/c rifles and shotguns I love.
 

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TC Scout

I have both a scout pistol and carbine both in .54 caliber. The pistol I have had for about 11 years and the rifle I bought used at a show last year. The pistol was early production and it has a different nipple/flame tube than the carbine. Like Bubba said on the carbine there is a gap where on the pistol the nipple extends right up tight to the powder charge. I think that for liability issues TC cut the nipple back for a true vented breech. I have never had a misfire from either gun with pyrodex or black powder but perhaps the pistol without the vent gap has a faster lock time.

The beauty of the scout carbine is the way it carries, like the first poster said: (Like a model 94 levergun). When I bought the used carbine it came with a cheap scope, which is illegal in Colorado but I wanted to see how accurate the gun was. It will shoot a 2" 3 shot group at 100 yd's with a TC maxiball and 120gr of powder. I use the gun guiding elk hunters during black powder season, it is perfect to carry and quick to hand to a client needing a quick second shot or if we are tracking a wounded bull in the thick stuff. I did make up another of the longer nipple flame tube parts to go in the carbine and while I was doing it I went to the larger musket cap size.

Mike C :grin:
 

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Well I thank ya for the comments, sounds like my kind of gun, one that has to be tinkered with. I bought a Ruger .44 Carbine, (old model) real cheap, as everyone including the guy that sold it to me said it was a POS. Did a little work on the stock, the trigger, and gas port. Replaced the sights with Williams peep sight, and my oldest boy, has shot 3 pigs with it up in Monterey, Ca. I put about 200 rounds thru it before I gave it to him, and found it to be accurate, and reliable. Might can do the same with that Scout if I run across one. Thanks again, just curious is all. This muzzle loading thing has really got in my blood. RR
 

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RR- Sounds like you're toast, sorry to say there is presently no program for us either, even the Betty Ford Center doesn't recognize or treat BPaholic's, it starts out innocently enough, sometimes the victim just wants to fill out an extra deer tag, then after breathing the BP smoke hearing the Booming report, leering at the beautiful lines of a longrfile or fowler then the lust starts in earnest and if we don't have the cash to aquire the object our desire, we end up aquiring chisels and rasps and working late into the night, then just about the time we've gotten our creation shooting clover leaves, we'll see another rifle, perhaps if I just had that one more BP rifle, that by that time it's generally way too late, very insideous indeed ;-)
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:shock: RR and Fredj. I wish you two would quite belly aching about this mz business ya gots yerself into. If ya had it bad,like,me,ya would have spend that last 8 days casting rb and projos fer the BPCR,and loading some .45-70s,and .45-120.and .50-140,along with casing a bunch of rb in the .313 dia fer my .32s. I dont even think I ate more thatn three or four times each day,just to keep my strength up ya know. Aint hardly had time to do nuthin except this stuff. A new friend gave me his Lee mold that throws a .313 dia ball,though I would cast up a bunch of them also. Had three guns apart to work on the frizzen ( harden it) and more stuff. I been working my little butt off. Sure am glad im retired or I would have to call in sick in order to get this stuff done. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :roll: King
 

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Retired, what's retired? Some day I'm gonna go back to work to just get rested up. Last week I casted bullets for my .45 Colt, and 44-40 for CAS. Then I casted up some mini-bullets for my .54 in that new Lee Mold. Also casted up some bullets for my 45-70, not to mention balls for my'58 Remingtons in .454. Also got the die for the .319 balls for my .32, so I have to play, I mean work with that. I finally finished tiling the kitchen, dining room, and entry way to keep the missus off my back, so now maybe I'll get a chance to do some serious shooting. fredj, are you sure they won't take me at the Betty Ford Center? Just to rest up so's I could start all over? RR :D
 
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