24hourcampfire.com
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Opinion of renegade #15815510 02/20/21
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 585
E
ErichTheRed Offline OP
Campfire Regular
OP Offline
Campfire Regular
E
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 585
I have a t/c Renegade 54 cal. Anyone with experience or opinions on this cap and ball muzzleloader.
Thanks


At some point my hobbies became my life.
BP-B2

Re: Opinion of renegade [Re: ErichTheRed] #15815713 02/20/21
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 11,094
Whelenman Online Content
Campfire 'Bwana
Online Content
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 11,094
I’ve had my since 1978. I like to shoot the old buffalo bullets.


Well we're Green and we're Gold, and we play better when it's cold. All us Cheese heads have our favorite superstar. We love Brett Favre.
Re: Opinion of renegade [Re: ErichTheRed] #15816010 02/20/21
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 731
A
aboltfan Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
A
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 731
I've had mine since 1987. I had the T/C peep sight mounted on it. Using 430 gr. Maxi-balls it will shoot two shots touching with the third close to touching at 100 yards without cleaning. I've got two modern mz and would dump them and keep the Renegade if I could only have one.

It also doesn't hurt that I took my biggest whitetail ever with it.

Re: Opinion of renegade [Re: ErichTheRed] #15816256 02/20/21
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 5,701
rickt300 Offline
Campfire Tracker
Offline
Campfire Tracker
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 5,701
Been using mine for 20 years, still running just fine.

Re: Opinion of renegade [Re: ErichTheRed] #15816428 02/20/21
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,993
W
wildhobbybobby Offline
Campfire Guide
Offline
Campfire Guide
W
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,993
I have a .50 Renegade and it shoots round balls very well. I haven't tried anything else.


Life is like a purple antelope on a field of tuna fish...
IC-A

Re: Opinion of renegade [Re: ErichTheRed] #15817368 02/21/21
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 93
P
PJ65 Offline
Member
Offline
Member
P
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 93
I have 2. Both 54, one with 1/66 factory barrel and one with a green mountain 1/28 LRH barrel. Great shooters. Picked up a 58 big boar a couple years ago that I havnt messed with. Got to get it going.

Re: Opinion of renegade [Re: ErichTheRed] #15817698 02/21/21
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 17,399
Pappy348 Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 17,399
Great hunting rifles. For some reason, I can’t hold on to the ones I buy. They sell quickly for sure.


What fresh Hell is this?
Re: Opinion of renegade [Re: ErichTheRed] #15821799 02/22/21
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 7
S
Saxtonyoung Offline
New Member
Offline
New Member
S
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 7
I believe the Renegade is the second most popular sidelock TC made , the Hawken being the first. Many hunters prefer the flat butt plate that comes on the Renegade and like most of TC guns they are well built.

Re: Opinion of renegade [Re: ErichTheRed] #15822584 02/22/21
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 5,603
P
pullit Online Content
Campfire Tracker
Online Content
Campfire Tracker
P
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 5,603
I had one but sold it 20 years ago. Mine was a late 70 early 80's and was very accurate. I liked the 54 over the 50 cal. stuff.


I may not be smart but I can lift heavy objects

I have a shotgun so I have no need for a 30-06.....
Re: Opinion of renegade [Re: ErichTheRed] #15824574 02/22/21
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 10,373
3
30338 Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
3
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 10,373
Shot a few critters with my 50. They aren't anything really nice but a solid rig. I won't be selling mine anytime. Grab some No Excuses conicals and get making smoke.

IC-B

Re: Opinion of renegade [Re: ErichTheRed] #15826120 02/23/21
Joined: Oct 2019
Posts: 234
U
Utahunter Offline
Member
Offline
Member
U
Joined: Oct 2019
Posts: 234
Renegades are great rifles. I've had my 50 caliber since 1974. I used to shoot Maxi Balls, but switched to 420 grain No Excuses bullets about 6 years ago. With 80 grains of Goex 2F, they will shoot into 2" at 100 yds all day long. I shoot with a Williams FP tang sight and a green fiber optic front sight. Really nice in low light.

Re: Opinion of renegade [Re: ErichTheRed] #15826194 02/23/21
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 5,862
L
LeonHitchcox Offline
Campfire Tracker
Offline
Campfire Tracker
L
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 5,862
I still have my left hand Renegade. Haven't hunted with it in years, but plan to next season. It had a 2.5 rail mount pistol scope on it for years. I just replaced the pistol scope with a peep mounted where the rear sight is supposed to go. Works well with old eyes.

Re: Opinion of renegade [Re: ErichTheRed] #15827100 02/23/21
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 43,790
G
gunner500 Online Content
Campfire Oracle
Online Content
Campfire Oracle
G
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 43,790
Have a 58 cal Big Boar, fine little rifles, 90gr 2F under a round ball will knock a deer outta their hooves, I used to lean on that rifle with 600gr conicals, you don't have to do that, fine rifles, accurate and light enough to carry all week long.


MOLON-LABE you commie vaginas!

If this Presidential election is stolen, Pull Up, Get Out Of Debt, Circle Your Wagons, DONT FEED THE MACHINE!
Re: Opinion of renegade [Re: ErichTheRed] #15827668 02/23/21
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 405
R
rusty51 Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
R
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 405
The Renegade is a good solid rifle , but the comb is just too high for me.

Re: Opinion of renegade [Re: ErichTheRed] #15828875 02/23/21
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 5,311
G
Godogs57 Offline
Campfire Tracker
Offline
Campfire Tracker
G
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 5,311
Love love love my 54. No Excuses bullet, 105 grains of bp and I’m good to go.


You only live once, but...if you do it right, once is enough.
Re: Opinion of renegade [Re: ErichTheRed] #15828976 02/23/21
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 24,828
kingston Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 24,828
He's a good dude. If you can look past his diction and grammar, there's a lot of substance.


Hold into the suds!
Re: Opinion of renegade [Re: ErichTheRed] #15829325 02/23/21
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 4
G
goose10 Offline
New Member
Offline
New Member
G
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 4
One of the best big game caplocks ever made. My favorite old school gun, shot quite a few deer and my biggest six point bull ever.

Re: Opinion of renegade [Re: ErichTheRed] #15836991 02/25/21
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 873
B
buttstock Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
B
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 873
It is a very good hunting rifle. Factory barrel is 1-48", a compromise twist for round ball or bullet. Upgrade to a Green Mountain 1-70" ( or so) twist, and you'll have a very accurate round ball shooter. If a flintlock, the frizzen is soft. There used to be aftermarket frizzens available 20 years ago which were made of high carbon steel. They threw white hot , branched sparks that showered the pan. I bought one for my .50 cal T/C Hawken flinter ( with Green Mountain slow twist barrel). Won several matches with it, and used it one year at the New England Flintlock Championships when shooting on the Maine team (we won it something like 10 out of 13 years).

I like the Renegade for what it is: a solid hunting rifle. The .54 slow twist, round ball barrel would be my choice.


"Behavior accepted is behavior repeated."

"Strive to be underestimated."
Re: Opinion of renegade [Re: ErichTheRed] #15840357 02/26/21
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 3,845
I
ihookem Offline
Campfire Guide
Offline
Campfire Guide
I
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 3,845
Last summer I bought a brand new one, never been fired for $300 after taxes. It is a 54 cal. I like it , but not as much as my Hawken. The reason is cause it has a single trigger and it is a bit stiff. It is better for hunting than my Hawken cause the Renegade barrel is longer. I make my own roundballs for almost nothing and my patches are all but free . I make them on cold winter nights when I can keep cabin fever at bay by dreaming of warmer days and bucks in rut. I have the 1/48" twist on both guns. I get about 4" at 50 yds , but it is off a block of wood for a rest. I have 4 muzzleloaders, A TC Encore, then a TC Impact, then I bought a TC Hawken 50 cal. I like the sidelocks so much that I have not shot the inlines since I bought my sidelocks. They are just so cool to shoot , and making my own roundballs and patches make it harder to run out of supplies . I have not made my own black powder yet and only shoot black powder. ABout 60 gr. is plenty for targets too. I even went as low as 40 gr. and is still just fine in my 50. Later, Ihookem.


But the fruits of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,faithfulness, Gentleness and self control. Against such things there is no law. Galations 5: 22&23
Re: Opinion of renegade [Re: ErichTheRed] #15841831 Yesterday at 03:03 AM
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 10,287
hookeye Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 10,287
The Renegade Hunter had a single trigger. Could also buy single trigger conversions for regular Renegades and....the Hawken had a longer bbl than the Renegade IIRC.

Ive had 2 Renegades in .50 and one in .54 plus a Hawken .50.

Like the Renegade better than the Hawken.

Pops has a clean .50 lefty Renegade he bought just to show in Hunters Ed. Wood however is bland.
My. 54 got for cheap was dang near new and had killer wood.

Bud had a family member that got it new and shot it one day.

Another buddy came over and helped me move one day ( did not ask ) and wanted to try BP......so I went over a couple weeks later and gave him that pretty .54 and some accessories.

I wonder if he got a deer w it last yr?

Super nice guy.

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

RR1
Who's Online Now
989 registered members (160user, 10ring1, 06hunter59, 01Foreman400, 10gaugemag, 12344mag, 88 invisible), 2,059 guests, and 673 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
RR2/3




END RIGHT 300x250 AD TAG ZONE B5 -->






Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3
(Release build 20190728)
PHP: 7.3.27 Page Time: 0.057s Queries: 15 (0.005s) Memory: 0.8900 MB (Peak: 1.0458 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2021-03-01 00:43:23 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS