Originally Posted by dexterblack
Does anyone know if BH209 is ok for BP cartridge rifles? (Not a replica: In this case, a light frame Whitney ca. 1885, .38-40)
See my #4 reply. I use it in my 1886 Winchester in caliber .45-70 made in 1887. It was my grandfathers rifle and I use it at least once a year for our club's buffalo shoot. A .40 caliber or better is required and distances of 100, 150, 200 and 300 yds. I load Blackhorn 209 for the black powder class and use smokeless for the smokeless class. I've never won but have fun every year even in the January cold.
Ocassionally I'll use it in the club's lever action shoot.
Just don't go overboard, you should be fine.
I might be getting a Colt Lightening pump rifle in .38-40. I never thought of using it in that rifle. I might have to try! Thanks for the idea.