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BH209 290 gr Loads

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Unread 08-08-2010, 11:05 PM
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Re: BH209 290 gr Loads

Thanks guys for all the great info. I haven't been out yet to shoot some loads, next week is rifle season opener. I plan to get to the range to try loads from 110 grs to 120 grs. Seems to be the ticket. Are you guys swabbing between shots? Or just keep loading till accuracy falls off?

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    Re: BH209 290 gr Loads

    hntbambi, I agree, once you find the optimal charge weight by volume for your rifle with the 209, weighing the charge out after that makes for a very consistant charge. I get the same accuracy you do with my Prohunter.

    trailrider121, I can usually get 10-12 shoots off before the accuracy drops off and a swab or two cleans the barrel up pretty quickly.

    Here is another tip to accuracy, try using a spin jag to seat your bullet. It helps to rifle the lands into the sabot as opposed to just marring the sides of the sabot. Much better launching pad for the bullet!

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    Re: BH209 290 gr Loads

    Since I went to BH209, I do not clean at the range...period. My longest string without cleaning was 40 shots, with no change in accuracy. With Pyrodex and T7, I swab between shots.
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