Knife disc elite

Slippy field

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Got a knight disc elite and was wondering if bh209 would work without upgrading Breech plug. Been shooting 777 and getting tired of the crud ring.
Thanks
 

TMill308

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I have a Knight Disc Master Hunter. You will get alot of blowback if you shoot BH209 without upgrading the breech plug. You can minimize the crud ring by running a damp windex patch between shots and avoing using anything petroleum based in your cleaning regimen. Also try using a milder primer such as the Winchester T7 primer. These help to keep the crud ring at a minimum. I can usually get 4-5 shots off without having to worry about it.
 

Slippy field

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I have a Knight Disc Master Hunter. You will get alot of blowback if you shoot BH209 without upgrading the breech plug. You can minimize the crud ring by running a damp windex patch between shots and avoing using anything petroleum based in your cleaning regimen. Also try using a milder primer such as the Winchester T7 primer. These help to keep the crud ring at a minimum. I can usually get 4-5 shots off without having to worry about it.
Been shooting triple seven pellets for years and thought I would change it up. Just don’t want to spend 100 for knights upgrade with new bolt and plug. What kinda of blow back do you get with bh209?
 

TMill308

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I had enough blowback that I didn't want to use it at all. The T7 is very accurate in my rifle and is considerably cheaper to shoot. Once I learned to use the Windex with ammonia my crud ring problem went away.
 

Snyper708

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Use Windex between shots and the Winchester primers and there won't be any build-up. Even just a spit patch will do about as well.
 

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I'm finding around 110gr without issue, but some use 120gr... may be more rifle specific... past 110gr, my primers don't want to fall out on extraction.
 

Jeffpg

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Thanks, I have a couple of the Disc Elite rifles that I picked up several years ago and got distracted by other projects.
I am now considering either setting them up for elk and deer hunting in the western states vs going with one of the more modern choices... If I can get close to the modern muzzle loaders performance, I will use the Knights.
I have also considered just dedicating the Disc Elites to use in the restricted states like Colorado.
 

Shane Lindsey

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I have an Original Disc that has been converted. I am using 120gr Blackhorn with a 250gr Hornady FTX w/ Red Crush Rib. Barrel has been shortened to about 18". Haven't chronoed that load. I did chrono the 210gr Maximus with 110 gr BH and it was running about 2110 fps from this short barrel.

I converted to the disc elite and the bare primer breech plug. Then shimmed to get better consistency and no blowback. Was it a PITA-yeh, but now I have a handy rifle for the Virginia woods.
 

DartonJager

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About 4 years ago my sons announced they wished to try ML hunting after finding regular gun season quite enjoyable. I looked around and ended up buy an used Blued Encore for one and a used Knight Elite with the primer conversion for the other.
HOLLY CRAP/OMG but does the Knight Elite just flat out shoot. 110/120 grains BH209 and .458" 325 grain Hornady FTX with a Harvester crush rib sabot, Win 209 and you have to TRY to shoot a group larger than 1"
I get the same results using .451" XTPs or Harvester 260 grain .45 caliber Scorpions.
I get slightly more consistent accuracy with 110 grains VS 120 grains of BH209. Next outing are going to try 115grns JFTHOI.
If I ever buy another ML will do my best to find a Knight Elite as I already have two primer conversions in my inventory.
 

Pa Grizz

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Got a knight disc elite and was wondering if bh209 would work without upgrading Breech plug. Been shooting 777 and getting tired of the crud ring.
Thanks
Try the white hots.Since I changed to them I have no crud ring and got a little better accuracy
 

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