Re: Blackhorn 209 Powder
We've been using BH209 for a few years now out here in our T/C inlines. The powder is designed to be used in a modern inline muzzleloader strong enough to handle the pressures, using a saboted 250 to 350 gr. bullet. The powder has to be ignited using a regular or magnum 209 primer.
The powder is a modern nitrocellulose formulated to match the volume and similar pressure curve of BP. The residue is a very thin soot layer, and the powder is NON hydroscopic (it don't like water), so cleaning is with regular Hoppe's #9. No corrosion issues, no degradation in performance, no crud ring. My T/C Omega has shot 1/2" groups using this powder and a Barnes TMZ 250 gr. sabot at 100 yards--3" at 300 yards. We've killed deer and big hogs with this setup and it's very effective.
Life's too short to shoot an ugly gun.....