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BH209 290 gr Loads

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Unread 06-25-2010, 09:48 AM
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BH209 290 gr Loads

I did some searching did really find what i was looking for. I'm working on a load for my 50 cal 290 gr Barnes TEZ using BH209, any have any good loads to start at?
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Unread 06-26-2010, 05:03 PM
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Re: BH209 290 gr Loads

It will completely depend what your gun likes. I've seen two guns of the same model be completely different. MLs are like that.
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Unread 06-30-2010, 02:58 PM
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Re: BH209 290 gr Loads

I'm shooting a 300 gr. Hornady XTP Mag bullet with 105 grains of powder. Very accurate in both my TC Encore and my CVA Accura. I have an uncle who shoots 110 grains with a lower 200 gr bullet. Good Luck.
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Unread 07-11-2010, 01:20 PM
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Re: BH209 290 gr Loads

Originally Posted by trailrider121 View Post
I did some searching did really find what i was looking for. I'm working on a load for my 50 cal 290 gr Barnes TEZ using BH209, any have any good loads to start at?
Mine likes 110gr. Of BH209 with the 290 Barnes (yellow Sabot) with the hot Fed 209 primers. Runs at 1950 and sub MOA as well.
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Unread 07-15-2010, 06:07 PM
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Re: BH209 290 gr Loads

110 grains with a 200 sabot, CVA

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Re: BH209 290 gr Loads

According to most of the replies, 110 grains seems to be the magic number. My load uses the same but with the 250 gr TMZ and 209 Winchester primer in my T/C Prohunter. Only other thing I can add is just make sure your ML is a magnum with this charge. Could produce to high of pressures in a Non-magnum that would ruin the rifle.

Also, if you have a tough time finding accuracy try swapping out the T/C sabot with a Harvester crushed rib "Yellow" if you try the 250 gr boat tail bullet.


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Unread 08-08-2010, 09:28 PM
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Re: BH209 290 gr Loads

I am a long range muzzle loader hunter. I have a .50 cal TC Omega with laminated wood stock that shoots very nicely at long range. I have only shot BH209 through this gun.

This is my elk load:

85.2 gr by weight of BH209
300 gr Bonded Shock Wave in a Harvester sabot or a 290 gr Barnes TMZ
Winchester 209 primer

I have a Kahles scope with ballistic reticle and it lines up almost perfect out to 300 yards. The lines are 100, 150, 200, 250, and 300 yards.

This is a 200 yards group:

At 300 yards, the group opens up to 4" but I will take that. The POI is about 3" below the POA but it's well within minute of elk. I will be carrying this combo for my mule deer hunt in October except the bullet will be a non-bonded SST. Deer are not hard to kill and I don't need 2+ feet of penetration.

The 85.2 gr of BH209 is equivalent to 120 gr by volume. I weigh all of my charges now and the flyers have gone.
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