Originally Posted by BEARKILLER
I've heard good things about Blackhorn 209, but I really like the pellets. The Triple Seven is Sulfur free and should allow 2 or 3 shots before cleaning the barrel. Thanks for the info. BEARKILLER
I've shot it all through my Omega. 777 and Pyrodex are sugar based and develop a "crud" ring after one firing. You MAY get another sabot down the barrel, but at great cost to loss of accuracy. IMO you must clean between shots with something like Windex--one wet patch and two dry ones and you're back in business.
I hear people say they find pellets more convenient, but all you need is a hunter B/P measure and pour it in a speedloader like you would pellets. It's also WAY cheaper to buy a bulk can of loose stuff than a four ounce box. Also, 777 and Pyrodex have a definite shelf life in a moist environment. BH209 has none of these faults; it's nitrocellulose like any modern rifle propellant so it's inert to water, it's designed for sabots and leaves a very slight soot layer after each shot. Just load another charge, seat it and shoot. I'm getting 1/2" accuracy (at 100 meters) with a Barnes 250 TMZ and 110 gr. charge. It kills BIG hogs with authority, and BIG boars are tough dudes. I've loaded it in my rifle and carried it for more than four months, then shot and killed a 202 lb. (gutted) boar at 218 yards with that load. I also get 2 1/2" groups at 300 yards.