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Blackhorn 209

Discussion in 'Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns' started by BigV, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. BigV

    BigV New Member

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    Blackhorn 209

    Any one try this powder??
    I recently switched from 777 powder to Blackhorn 209 in my TC Omega.
    Here are the reasons.
    The only way I could get consistent groups using Hornaday SST 250 grain sabots and loose 777 powder was to clean the barrel after every shot. If I didn't clean, I would shoot almost 2” low and right. In addition after the 2nd shot (without cleaning) I had a difficult time getting the 3rd sabot down the barrel.

    Blackhorn 209 claims to burn cleaner thus eliminating the need to clean between shots.

    I've been to the range twice now using this fairly new powder. The first string of shot were 10 consecutive without cleaning. The 10th sabot went down just as easily as the first and I held 1” or better groups at 100 YDS.

    I never like using water to clean my muzzle loader. It just seemed unnatural to me. Blackhorn 209 cleans up with solvent based gun cleaner thus eliminating water and rust.

    Blackhorn 209 is non hygroscopic so it does not absorb water like black powder does.

    The only downside that I can see is you must use standard 209 primers, not the ones designed for black powder. Blackhorn 209 is harder to ignite and the hotter the primer the better.

    If you haven't tried it, I would urge you to give it a try. Oh, and one other thing... The cheapest I could find this powder was $32.00 a can. That's for a 10 oz can not a 16 oz (one pound) can.
  2. BigV

    BigV New Member

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    Here is my last string of 4 shots using 100 grains of Blackhorn 209 powder, Hornaday SST 250 grain sabots and Winchester W209 primers.

    These shots were taken from a bench rest at 100 yards.

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  3. johno

    johno New Member

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    Used this in my T/C prohunter this week for deerhunting. Took a nice buck at 90 yds with 100 grs and a 245grn powerbelt. Gun is extremely easy to clean and have fired as many as 15 rnds without swabbing bore.
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