Thompson Center New Englander

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.


  1. Alchemys on November 10, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    hey there, i was wondering what cap size you use on the new Englander?

  2. JamieMG 1894 on November 10, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    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 😉

  3. handsomeRob22100 on November 10, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    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.

  4. JamieMG 1894 on November 10, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    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!!!

  5. Scott Stancik on November 10, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    A Synthetic stock on a sidehammer rifle makes my eyes cry

  6. k luper on November 10, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    classic fun USA! Gun

  7. Darrell Goodman on November 10, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    I have a New Englander in 12 ga shotgun taken awhile to work up a good load for it but love it.

  8. whiterook85 on November 10, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    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.

  9. k luper on November 10, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    found mine in my closet just like yours I shoot the same load as you but Triple 7 same maxiball 100 yard gun

  10. Mark Charles Washington on November 10, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    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 .

  11. brad will on November 10, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    just killed a 4 x4 muley with mine yesterday

  12. Zombie Land on November 10, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    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.

  13. charlie brown on November 10, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    how much is a renagade 50 cal cap lock
    with black plastic stock worth in good condtion

  14. A Brown on November 10, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    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 …

  15. Butch Vieira on November 10, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    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.

  16. Mike John on November 10, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    you do not need an overrpowder wad with maxiball