BlackHorn 209 High Performance Muzzleloading Powder
Clean and accurate.
So far, this is hands down the best 'black powder substitute' I've tried. It burns clean, leaving a much easier cleaning job. If you run a spit patch between shots, you could probably shoot all day with this stuff. Also, much more accurate than pellets, pyrodex, or Goexx, in my experience. Loose powder can be stored in speed loader tubes, this stuff is a deer hunter's dream. Ditch the pellets, get this stuff and don't look back.
October 12, 2014
I'm glad some people are having good results with BH.
I made 32 shots with this stuff and could not get a group. I also had miss fires and hang fires. I talked to the folks at western powder and was told I was probably doing a number of things wrong. Not the case. I started with a brand new rifle and a BH breech plug. I also used a CCI magnum primer which was almost impossible to find. All of the recommendations western powder made. These inline MLs will go bang with good powder. T7 and white hots always go bang. BH is finicky. Just imagine a 12 pointer in sight you drop the hammer and fsssssstt and your bullet drops out. If you still want to try bh 209 call them and ask for a sample.better yet I will give you some. I hope all you hunters have a great season.
October 9, 2014
BlackHorn 209 is the best muzzleloading powder that I have used. It is easy to clean up and provides high performance ignition on each shot.
March 5, 2014
A good "Black powder substitute".
This is a GOOD (Not a cure all like they make it out to be) black powder substitute. If you do your part and measure your load out carefully, duplicity is easy.
This is NOT as clean as they make it out to be, cleaner than black powder, slightly cleaner than pyrodex, this powder is dirty. It is however nearly smokeless.
The advice often heard about using 15% less is all hype, grain for grain measurement by volume = reality, 100 gr IS 100 gr.
Cleaning: It is better to use hoppies solvent to clean it out then CLP to run through the barrel, then a dry patch. Average number of patches until patch comes out clean = 18 to 20. (REALITY is just that)
November 26, 2013