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Old 05-20-2009, 11:59 PM
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Re: Blackhorn 209 new black powder

Blackhorn is GREAT! I would not go back to anything else I have tried... Jim Shockey's was not good. Triple seven good but not in the same league for me. I told several friends and after they tried 209 they switched. BD
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:53 AM
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Nikon Omega 3 x 9 x 40mm with the Tally one piece base & rings. At first I thought it was junk! I had bought a .300 Win Mag Begara barrel for the Prohunter and took it off the ML barrel because I needed a scope to break in the new barrel and work up some reloads. I couldn't get the rifle to hit the same spot consistantly. As it turned out the locking bolt on the barrel has 0.010 play up & down and it wouldn't lock up tight. The more I shot the worse it got. One shot would be dead on and the next would be 4" high @ 12 o'clock. After finding this out I put the scope back on the ML barrel and it works perfectly. There shouldn't be any measureable clearance with a standard feeler gage on the locking bolt. What I mean is less than 0.001. Right now I'm waiting for Begara to fix the problem.
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Old 05-21-2009, 05:43 AM
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I'd be shocked if Hodgdon (or some other powder manufacturer) doesn't come out with a competing BP substitute that has similar qualities. That should bring the price down pretty quick. Consumption will go wayyyy up too.

For now I'll pay the $35/ 10oz. and be happy with the results.
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:13 AM
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Blackhorn is a fairly bulky powder so it lasts longer than 777 on a volume basis.

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Old 05-21-2009, 03:41 PM
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Ya, and because it's so bulky I run it threw my Chargemaster 1500. Because of the price $42.00 a 10oz jug every granual is worth something "to me anyways". I hate watching them drop to the ground everytime I measure out a load. So I find a good charge and weigh it on the scale. Load up a bunch of viles and bring them to the range with me. No more waisted powder and a more consistant charge from shot to shot. Actually I have been doing this for 30 years when all that was out there was BP!
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Powder Valley, Inc. powders, accurate, top of list $26.65/container

and HAZMAT of course.
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:50 AM
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Re: Blackhorn 209 new black powder

This is great infomation here. I have a couple of questions though. First off I have been using sm. rifle primers in the 209 adapters from Precision Rifle w/777 and wonder if these would ignite the Blackhorn powder. Second, I was going to try the new IMR white hots as I've read good things about it as well. Anyone on here tried this new IMR stuff?
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