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Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

 
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Old 07-05-2008, 07:19 PM
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I just started hunting with my muzzleloader. I was recently at a great gun shop and was talking to their muzzleloader expert. We talked about powders and he talked about a BP substitute that was completely sulphur free. This meant it could be cleaned with hoppe's. He said you could buy it loose or in premeasured viles. Sorry I can't remember the name of the powder or who manfactured it.
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Old 08-30-2008, 07:46 AM
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Re: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

That sounds like blackhorn 209 powder.

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Old 09-11-2008, 03:39 PM
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Re: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

I use 120Gr. of triple 7 pellets in my 50/209 Encore.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:40 PM
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Re: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

I use a T/C Encore 50cal. With 130 gr. Pyrodex pellets, and a 300 gr. Super Glide Shock Wave sabot. This load groups well in my rifle.
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:10 AM
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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.
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Old 01-17-2009, 06:43 PM
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Re: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

I have both an inline and a "flinch lock" as we have two seasons. I'd need them to be about an inch away from my muzzle to hit'em with the flint lock though. Can't get past the poof in my face before the bang. so until I get past that I'll keep practicing or run them down and use it as a club
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:52 PM
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Re: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

Varmint Hunter, I noticed your from L.I. use to live there> I'm familiar with the Huntington range-which I think closed and then the Islip Range but last shot there in late 60's and then the brookhaven-they had skeet etc. Question what ranges are there today on L.I.
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