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Blackhorn 209 Review

December 2008 Product Review

Blackhorn 209 Review

Recently I was given a sample of a new muzzleloading propellant, Blackhorn 209 to test out. According to the label it is meant for modern muzzleloaders using a 209 shotgun primer, hence its name. One thing I found out right off, is its low density as the kernels are hollow. It comes in a conventional 1 pound can but contains only 10 ounces of powder. You could say it is the black powder equivalent of Trail Boss. The powder is black and looks like an extruded powder such as 4895. Read more...

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Blackhorn 209 Review

As a new Omega owner I asked a guy I know on other site about this stuff and got rave reviews. Die hard 777 and Pyrodex,clean between every shot guys say throw away the old stuff... 80-120 gr w 250 Barnes+200yrd grps. depending on gun. I just got mine and will break in new TC with it.

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Everything I'm reading about it makes it sound great. A few people had ignition problems. One fellow said his and his buddies guns hang fired on a hunt after being loaded for 5 hrs.99% of the people loved it .Take as many shots as you wan't no need to clean between shots. I have been shooting 150 gr.(3 -50gr 777 pelets)W/240 gr sabots, getting good accuracy with a few fliers. Anybody usin this stuff yet?

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Moderator, could you please keep us informed of your findings with this powder. I can only just aquire it now up here and i have heard lots of good things about it , but as with all new products i am leery to go away from my 777 cuz i know it works well in my rifle.

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Blackhorn 209 Review

The best load I have found with my new TC Omega Z5 blue and Blackhorn 209 is 110 gr. with the 300 gr. Scorpion PT Gold.

3 shot group @ 100 yds--------- 2 & 1/4"

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Re: Blackhorn 209 Review

I use 209shotgun primers and 110gr. 250 barnes tez and have gotten good results 2"@100,only tried it a few times so far and no hangfires.

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