Blackhorn 209 for Austin & Halleck

Discussion in 'Muzzleloader Hunting' started by cat26fish, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. cat26fish

    cat26fish Member

    Apr 4, 2009
    Hey Everyone:

    I have a Austin and Halleck, it has a 209 primer setup from the factory. I want to shoot Blackhorn 209, because I just started shooting Thor bullets. I am switching from 777 to Blackhorn because I am worried about the 777 not allowing for follow up shots with the tight fitting Thor bullets. I have read that I could experience ignition problems with my current setup, because i have a two piece breech plug setup, and it has a wire spring to hold the 209 primer in.

    I found this one online: Austin & Halleck breech plug

    I was just wondering if anyone has used this setup, and if it works well with Blackhorn powder?

  2. greginpa

    greginpa Member

    Jan 21, 2011
    Hello, I've never used the plug that came with the A&H with Blackhorn. I use the plug that you link to. I've experienced less blowback with it although there still is some. For Blackhorn I use the PR Bullet plug and I use CCI 209mag primers and have never had a miss fire.