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Nice score! Have fun and let us know how they shoot with rb’s and conical. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Even better. I'd much rather buy from a guy on a forum than from where I suggested to you.
 

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Fine hunting arms there! I love the challenge of a single shot, I like to be different, I have hunted "bucks only" season with my muzzle loader. With the .58 no need for even a bullet, PRB will be more than enough.
 

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Fine hunting arms there! I love the challenge of a single shot, I like to be different, I have hunted "bucks only" season with my muzzle loader. With the .58 no need for even a bullet, PRB will be more than enough.
A .58 loaded with a roundball is the only caliber that I have gotten consistant pass through on giant wild hogs. My .54 with rb would kill them but on hogs 300 lbs and up I did not get pass through unless I used a conical. My .58 give me that as well as my pedersoli kodiak double .72. My renegades with rebored .58 barrels gave me pass through but they are bulkier than these big boars
 

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Aren't the T/C Big Boars just Renegades with a single trigger and a .58 barrel? Can't imagin that T/C made a separate rifle just for the .58.
 

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these are alot lighter then my renegades it reminds me of a longer white mountain carbine
 

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TC made all kinds of models until that 1997(?) fire burned down their factory/warehouse.
 

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Howie,

Pretty neat on the .58 round ball over penetrations. So looking forward to hunting again.
 

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these are alot lighter then my renegades it reminds me of a longer white mountain carbine
Kind of surprised about the weight. Had a TC Big Bore years ago and remember it weighing about the same as a Renegade with a Bobby Hoyt 58 caliber rebore, though I don't have the exact weight my Big Bore in front of me, I know the 58 Renegade weighs in at 7.33lbs. Curious what your Big Bores weigh Only weight data I see on the BB is from an old Dixie catalog, 7.75lbs.

The one I had was cosmetically near perfect, but had a QLA barrel that I believe was the cause for it's inherent inaccuracy. The QLA was significantly off center from the actual bore. Was going to open it up and center it on a lathe, but someone I knew wanted it real bad, and he got, even after telling him about the accuracy concern. At the time I already was plenty happy with my percussion and flint Hoyt rebores so it made sense.

Looking forward to hear how your new toys shoot.
 

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Finally! My big boar 58s came in. Both very nice. I've wanted one for years now I have 2. I'll shoot both rb and maxiball conicals to see which each likes I plan on using these for giant hogs
I have had excellent performance using a CW Minie Bullet from a LEE mould.
 

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Those are awesome! I have always been intrigued by those rifles. Congrats!
 

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Kind of surprised about the weight. Had a TC Big Bore years ago and remember it weighing about the same as a Renegade with a Bobby Hoyt 58 caliber rebore, though I don't have the exact weight my Big Bore in front of me, I know the 58 Renegade weighs in at 7.33lbs. Curious what your Big Bores weigh Only weight data I see on the BB is from an old Dixie catalog, 7.75lbs.

The one I had was cosmetically near perfect, but had a QLA barrel that I believe was the cause for it's inherent inaccuracy. The QLA was significantly off center from the actual bore. Was going to open it up and center it on a lathe, but someone I knew wanted it real bad, and he got, even after telling him about the accuracy concern. At the time I already was plenty happy with my percussion and flint Hoyt rebores so it made sense.

Looking forward to hear how your new toys shoot.
You are correct. I have owned bth and the only difference I could find was the single trigger and the stamp on the barrel.
I was also warned not to get heavy with the loads, as the thinner barrel was marginal on the safety side with heavy loads.
That was the primary reason I sold those 58's and opted for the heavier barrel for a 58.
 

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