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Old 12-07-2010, 09:06 PM
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Re: Blackhorn 209 new black powder

A little off-topic but I'm experimenting with 209 in my Rem 700 ML. Ignition is iffy with the factory vented nipple ,as was predicted by the manu. My question is: Does the nipple screw out of the breech plug on the Rem or is it made in one piece ? A couple of places offer replacement nipples to work with the BH 209 but damned if I can get the nipple removed from the breech plug without fear of Bubbaing it up. Help or info would be deeply appreciated.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:59 PM
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A little off-topic but I'm experimenting with 209 in my Rem 700 ML. Ignition is iffy with the factory vented nipple ,as was predicted by the manu. My question is: Does the nipple screw out of the breech plug on the Rem or is it made in one piece ? A couple of places offer replacement nipples to work with the BH 209 but damned if I can get the nipple removed from the breech plug without fear of Bubbaing it up. Help or info would be deeply appreciated.
Brute, Forgive the long post but I have a lot of time with one of these "guns". RANT MODE ON.
A friend picked up a 700ML in .54 cal out of the bargain barrel at a local gunshop. After hundreds of dollars of powder (including BH209), sabots & primers, countless trips to and hours at the range, it's been relegated to flagpole duty. To say it had inconsistent ignition is an understatement. Additionally, one needed a faceshield to keep from getting blasted by the blowby. Unless you are in to massive amounts of self abuse & wish to waste money, I'd put that thing (it's not a on a rack over a fireplace mantle somewhere and spend the time on a good book. For a good photo of ignition taken by a reviewer, go here:
Defining the Sealed Action Muzzleloader
His words? The remington 700ml was "mercifully discontinued". I'm with him 100 percent. RANT MODE OFF. Good Luck. You're gonna need a lot of it.
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:31 AM
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Re: Blackhorn 209 new black powder

Brute, I didn't pick up whether you have a 209 primer conversion for your 700 ml or is it a regular no.11 primer. But I if that nipple is not coming out it may be tightens way too tight or may be ceased up. Personally I would pick up another breech plug and a 209 conversion nipple ( if you don't already have that ). But I'm not sure if the 209 conversion nipple ( pocket ) is totally sealed either. I believe I heard that that the nipple-breech plug combo has to be sealed but I can't be 100% on that. Other than that you shouldn't have an issue with ignition, esp with a 209 primer. My father had a 700 ml and he had to get the 209 conversion, and had no issues with that. Hope I could help, meatyrem.
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:23 AM
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Re: Blackhorn 209 new black powder

I've currently got the 209 primer conversion in my 700. It shoots woderful with loose 777 or pyrodex. No ignition problems with either of those. BH 209 is another story. The manufacturer says you need a closed nipple to get consistent ignition and they're right. Unfortunately my nipple is vented and I am struggling to remove the nipple from the breech plug, ain't sure it's not made in one piece. Was mostly looking for anyone who had made the nipple switch on a Rem. Don't mean from caps to primers or vice versa,but from a vented nipple to a nonvented such as the one offered by 'Precision Muzzleloading" .
As for the time and trouble of getting a 700 ML to shoot and the blowback problem I'm satisfied with mine's performance but just wanted to try the BH 209. The Rem. shoots with any ML I've previously worked with and in the last 30 yrs. that includes most of what's out there either for my personal use or for customers. YMMV.

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Old 12-08-2010, 11:22 PM
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Re: Blackhorn 209 new black powder

I agree with you 100% on that sealed (nonvented) primer pocket. I don't have much experience with that particular gun. I had a black diamond ml and know exactly what ur talking about. My scope was silver. After a shot or two it was black on the under side, which I did not like. But, I think you can find what your looking for on that web site you mentioned. Good luck.
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Old 12-09-2010, 07:06 AM
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Re: Blackhorn 209 new black powder

Brute, is your 700 ML a .50? I think a lot of the problems with my buds Rem was the .caliber. There are a very limited number of sabot bullet combos that he could use. From what I've researched & heard at the range, the Rem ML was a relative failure as more reliable and accurate MLs were introduced. But as you say, YMMV. If yours works for you, that's all that counts. As far as the BH 209, I tried it in a Knight & an Omega & couldn't get any consistency, had hangfires & with that unreliability went back to what worked, pellets.
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:24 AM
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Yeah it's a 50 cal. .The guys here all blasted the Rem but a lot never tried to make 'em shoot just listened to the crowd screaming about them and moved on to the next "greatest ever". This allowed me to pick 'em up for a song and we currently have three between me and the sons. All shoot reasonable or better. I've found the longer the projectile the better the accuracy. Also they flat don't shoot pellets well, neither 777 or pyrodex. I think that's some of the locals problem in that they were gonna use pellets come hell or high water. No regard for what the rifles liked. JMO.

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