Re: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?
I use 120gr V charge of Blackhorn 209 behind a 250gr Shockwave. Best group so far was 2" @ 200 yards. Rather impressive for an off-the-shelf T/C 209x50.
The BH 209 is great stuff. Non-corrosive, does not create a crud ring or other fouling that make 2nd-3rd or 4th shots difficult to load, does not attract water, does not require special (over priced) 209 primers. It is very accurate and produces good velocity to boot.
I weigh all of my BH209 on a scale and put the charges in small plastic vials that I bought on Ebay. If you take the charge by volume and multiply by .7 you will get the charge by weight in grains. This is much more consistent than using volumetric measurements, at least in my opinion.
At $30 for a 10oz bottle the stuff is a bit steep. However, I don't shoot enough BP for this to be a real issue. The $22.50 Haz-Mat charge added to my shipping is a much bigger problem.