Your Survival Rifles Should Include One of the Best Muzzleloaders from Thompson/Center


Thompson/Center Triumph .50 Caliber Magnum Inline Muzzleloader Rifle - WeatherShield?/Black Composite


            I received an e-mail from Bass Pro Shop letting me know about a sale they’re running now on deer hunting gear and accessories.  Knowing they’d have muzzleloader rifles listed in their black powder category, I took a look and found one I think you’ll really like.


It’s a Thompson/Center Triumph .50 Caliber Magnum Inline Muzzleloader Rifle, and it’s pictured above.  In fact, when you click on the image, you’ll go right to the Bass Pro Shop page that features it.


            Whether you need a good muzzleloader for hunting or want it in your self defense gear, this is said to be one of the best.  It’s highly rated on Bass Pro’s site for high performance and ease of operation and cleaning.  If you know anything about firearms, you’ve no doubt heard of Thompson/Center’s reputation for quality.  Bass Pro has this particular rifle on sale at a considerable discount for a limited time.


Bass Pro says this Thompson/Center Triumph .50 Caliber Magnum Inline Muzzleloader Rifle is the easiest-handling .50 caliber magnum ever!  It has only 4 moving parts.  It’s said to be a joy to shoot.  Another plus is that it isn’t difficult to clean.  No trigger removal, disassembly, or tools are required.


This muzzleloader has a lightweight alloy receiver that offers superior balance.  The composite stock is beautifully sculpted and is capped by a Sims Limbsaver® recoil pad.   The tip-up 28” barrel has a toggle lock that gives you fast access to a hand-removable, patent-pending breech plug that resists seizing and fouling.


This rifle also has a hammer block auto safety.  It uses hot 209 primer ignition.  It comes with an aluminum ramrod.  The gun’s overall length is 42” and it weighs 7 lbs.


As for the reviews, one likes the breach plug that can be taken out by hand, but cautions to put some anti-seize on the threads.  After hunting with it all season, he declares it’s well worth the money.


Likewise, another said T/C makes the best muzzleloader on the market.  He tried 2 guns from a lower priced competitor and was very disappointed.  He also calls it a tack driver.  He says it’s very easy to clean and was pleased with the light recoil considering the powder charge and bullet.


To be fair, I should mention that another reviewer experienced a misfire while out hunting and found that the firing pin retainer screw had backed out.  He tightened it up and had no problems firing a primer afterward.


            If you’re in the market for a top quality muzzleloader rifle that’s not complicated and performs like you’d expect from a Thompson/Center firearm, get this Thompson/Center Triumph .50 Caliber Magnum Inline Muzzleloader Rifle from Bass Pro Shop while it’s on sale.  To go to the page where it’s featured, click on the image of the rifle above and place your order.


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Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

7 thoughts on “Your Survival Rifles Should Include One of the Best Muzzleloaders from Thompson/Center”

  1. Good news that the T/C muzzleloader rifle is being offered at such a great price. For anyone not familiar with handloading, the 209 primers are ones used for loading shotgun shells so they serve a double pupose. Also, the anti-sieze compound recommended for the breech plug can be obtained from any auto parts store at a very low price. Bullet molds are available to cast your own slugs for the .50, so you can use scrap lead like retrieved bullets to make new ones.

  2. Love those BP weapons- and TC is one of the top two, if not the first, of the non-custom makers. However, since the advent of ‘in-line’ muzzle loaders, my opinion is people are getting caught up in too much technology. In-line’s use the 209 shotshell primer to ignite- which means one more item to stock plenty of. Of course, ignition is extremely reliable with the primer, so it’s a selling point. Ease of use is another, so they do have their place for people who want to ‘get into’ BP shooting/hunting.
    However… now I step on some toes. For SHTF, I’m of the persuasion that a muzzle loading flintlock is the best way to go. Slower to load, not as reliable ignition, a bit more complicated to use and maintain, for sure. But when the rubber meets the road and an ignition source is needed, one can fairly easily chip one from nearby boulders of sufficient hardness to make a spark as it hits the frizzen.
    Of course, when TSHTF, my fallback weapon is a bow and arrow. (I know: we’re working our way backwards, sometimes called ‘de-volution’, but it’s the way of life. History repeats itself.)
    Call me “Tongue-in-cheek”.
    Shy III

  3. Thanks for your thoughtful reply. You make some good points, but I never thought I’d see anybody say a muzzleloader leaned too much in the direction of technology. I figure a guy should have several options, and this one’s certainly a good one. Besides, in light of what may happen with greater restriction on firearms, having an unregistered firearm and its accessories is a wise choice.

  4. I want to share a thought about a comment submitted about this post, which I’ve deleted and am unable to recover. After some discussion with a friend about it, I thought I should respond.

    The comment was something like, “This post was brought to you by Bass Pro Shop.” Well, yes and no. Technically it’s not true, since Bass Pro didn’t pay me to write the post. Bass Pro and other advertisers on this pages and in these posts are sponsors by way of affiliation. If somebody buys something from them, I get a little commission. There’s no point in hiding that fact.

    By deleting the comment I wasn’t intending to be vindictive. I think anybody who reads this blog regularly knows I try to provide useful information, while at the same time there is a commercial bent to it. So I figured the comment was stating the obvious for most readers and wasn’t necessary to include here.

    As comment moderator, I do have the right to exclude comments, but I only do that if a spam comment gets through. Believe me, I see plenty of those, in spite of the fact that most are filtered, and would like to see more of the good stuff from you, my readers. So, I wasn’t trying to censor something because I found it disagreeable. I just didn’t think the comment added any real value to the post.

    So now the comment is out there and has received due acknowledgement. Thanks for taking time to read my thoughts.


  5. Hey, I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!…..I”ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work! 🙂

    – Marc Shaw

  6. Thanks for the kind words of encouragement, Mark. It’s a constant challenge to put out useful content without going to the extremes of becoming too preachy or overly commercial.

    At the risk of sounding self serving, I’ve put your comment (slightly edited for space) on the sidebar under DestinySurvival Feedback, where it will appear for a while. I’ll have it on the testimonial page, too. This won’t make you rich or famous–well, maybe a little famous–but thanks again.

  7. I have to agree with Jim about the issue of primers needed for an inline. Flintlocks are extremely reliable once you learn the idiosyncrasies of using them plus they like the plain patched round ball for ammo.

    Great blog.

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