Thompson/Center Triumph Bone Collector Gets New Look: SHOT Show 2018

Thompson Center is the brand we think of for muzzleloaders, with a long heritage in the game. For this year, most of the changes are cosmetic. The Triumph Bone Collector gets a dress change with the Real Tree Edge pattern of camouflage, with either a black weather shield barrel or a full Real Tree barrel. Also new for this year, select guns will be available in the original Real Tree Camo.


  • Caliber: .50
  • Type: Muzzleloader
  • Capacity: Single Shot
  • Length of Pull: 13.5 in.
  • Barrel Length: 28 in.
  • Breech Plug: Speed Breech XT
  • Overall Length: 42 in.
  • Finish/Stock: Weather Shield Black/Realtree Edge Stock
  • Sight: Adj.
  • Weight: 6.5 lbs.
  • Rate of Twist: 1:28 in.
  • MSRP: $679

All T/C muzzleloaders come standard with QLA, the Quick Load Accurizer. This is an unrifled short section of the barrel at the muzzle, that makes the round easier to seat. Also on board, a T-handle ramrod, saving wear and tear on your hands.

The Triumph now comes with fiber optic sights, though it is also drilled and tapped for a scope. It also features the speed breech XT, a very easy to remove breech plug. A quarter turn is all you need, making cleaning a snap. The swing hammer is reversible, for whichever hand you use. The flex tech stock helps dampen recoil, important in a gun that takes up to 150 grains of powder.

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These are great muzzleloaders at an affordable price point in new patterns.  Look for the Triumph on shelves soon.

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About the author: Clay Martin is a former Marine and Green Beret, retiring out of 3rd Special Forces Group. He is a multi-decade and -service sniper, as well as 3-Gun competitor and Master ranked shooter in USPSA Production. In addition to writing about guns, he is the author of “Last Son of The War God,” a novel about shooting people that deserve it. You can also follow him on twitter, @offthe_res or his website,

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  • Tctopcat February 14, 2018, 7:29 am

    Have had knights/wolverine w/thumbhole my whole life n switched to the tc a few yrs ago speed breech is gr8t but mine is stuck would really like if they could make a thumbhole replacement stock for all models for me they are more comfortable

  • Griffon February 13, 2018, 8:33 pm

    I really like my Savage ML 110. Shoots Black powder or Smokeless.
    Drives a 300g to 2200 fps with Smokeless.
    Groups better than I can shoot.

  • bbbs53 February 13, 2018, 1:44 pm

    The libtards have already called for the ban of black powder firearms which by regulation aren’t even firearms. There is no end to their madness and they must be stopped. Please support the organizations that support our SA rights.

  • joefoam February 13, 2018, 7:59 am

    Learn to love this type of rifle. If Bloomberg, Feinstein and the rest have their way it’s all we will be able to own.

    • Zupglick February 13, 2018, 12:27 pm

      Only with special permit, costing thousands of $$.

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