Re: Blackhorn 209 new black powder
Let me just say that powder is not the entire answer to accuracy with a ML. Bullet & sabot are another part of the equation!
Try a boat tail bullet / polimere tipped "250 gr Barnes TMZ" throw away their sabot and get yourself the Harvester "high pressure" crushed rib sabot "Yellow" designed for boat tail bullets. They are $8.00 for a pack of 50.
Also use a spin jag to load the bullet. It will allow the sabot to rifle it's self a create a better seal for proper pressure.
I shoot 110 grains BH 209 and have never looked back! My Prohunter will cut holes all day at 100 yards and hold 2" or less groups at 200 yards.
Make sure you load and clean the same exact way each time and you will tighten up your groups!
Also, forget about using pellets and use loose powder only. You can't pack pellets nearly a tight as loose powder. It's all about pressures! To many voids with pellets plus you have no control over tuning your powder charge with pellets. Think about it!
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Last edited by WRG; 08-15-2009 at 09:26 PM.