BH209 recommended loads - RimfireCentral.com Forums

Go Back   RimfireCentral.com Forums > >

Notices

Join Team RFC to remove these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-19-2018, 06:46 PM
CJP
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Jul 2017
Location: 
Central Michigan
Posts: 
76
TPC Rating: 
100% (3)
BH209 recommended loads



Log in to see fewer ads
I recently bought a CVA Optima V2. I also bought a Blackhorn 209 breech plug kit from Western Powder. I have never used Blackhorn 209 before. I have Fed. 209 primers, Harvester black Crush Ribbed sabots and Hornady 240gr XTP Mag and 250gr XTP bullets. Does anyone have a recommended load for either bullet?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-20-2018, 08:54 AM
Cronkytonk
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Jun 2017
Location: 
Indian River, MI
Posts: 
114
TPC Rating: 
100% (1)
I use Precision Rifle Dead Center 240 and 300 gr. in front of 100 gr.(volume) of BH209 and has worked very well for me. You will love this powder! Foul the barrel with a couple of primers then fire away, no swabbing between shots then clean up with Hoppies 9 or some such.Also, there is a pdf file of load rec. on their website.

Last edited by Cronkytonk; 11-20-2018 at 08:49 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-23-2019, 06:57 PM
wadvocat's Avatar
wadvocat
NRA Member - Click Here To Join! Appleseed Member

Join Date: 
Feb 2018
Location: 
Staatsburg, NY
Posts: 
51
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Send a message via Skype™ to wadvocat
Quote:
Originally Posted by CJP View Post
I recently bought a CVA Optima V2. I also bought a Blackhorn 209 breech plug kit from Western Powder. I have never used Blackhorn 209 before. I have Fed. 209 primers, Harvester black Crush Ribbed sabots and Hornady 240gr XTP Mag and 250gr XTP bullets. Does anyone have a recommended load for either bullet?
You don't mention the caliber of your rifle, but I'll assume 50 cal.

With BH209, you will need magnum 209 primers. I use CCI 209M primers.

I use Barnes Original Bullets 45-70 Government (458 Diameter) 300 Grain Semi-Spitzer Flat Base with orange MMP sabots. https://mmpsabots.com/store/orange-hph-sabot/

I found my rifles stated grouping at 100 yards with touching holes using 90 grains BH209 by volume.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 03-24-2019, 02:45 PM
scottycoyote
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Oct 2010
Posts: 
610
TPC Rating: 
100% (6)
i shoot hornady 240's and bh, 110grains worked well for me
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-25-2019, 08:45 PM
LHitchcox

Join Date: 
Jan 2008
Posts: 
468
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
I shoot heavier bullets, usually a 300 grain harvester PT gold. Two of my three rifles like 100 grains by volume of BH209. The other likes 110 grains by volume. If your primers are Federal 209A, you are good to go, otherwise you should get a magnum primer. Blackhorn is hard to ignite and leaves carbon in the flash hole that can affect accuracy if not cleaned properly, but those minor annoyances are worth putting up with.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-26-2019, 01:21 AM
NoSecondBest
US Navy Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Feb 2009
Location: 
Western New York
Posts: 
1,659
TPC Rating: 
100% (19)
I've been shooting BP for fifty years now. I've had many different guns over the years and I've tried every sabot and bullet available at one time or another. I've got two pages on a spread sheet of data and loads from most of the guns. My best results have been with a Savage ML2 and recently a TC Encore, both 50 cal. I started using Blackhorn209 around ten years ago in my Savage ML2 and now my Encore. I haven't found anything better in either gun. Here's a pic of my favorite bullet and sabot. In the pic there's five shots above the bull. The single shot on the right of the bull was the first shot before moving the scope. Shot at 100 yards. I was using 100g measured by volume, not weight. Expanded bullet recovered from a deer shot at 98 yards.
Note: there is no actual standard for bore diameter with muzzle loaders. You actually have to slug your barrel to find your actual diameter. What works best in one gun may not work best in another. That's why it's a good reason to have a variety of different sabots on hand to try different bullets with. FWIW, my next "best" bullet has been the Hornady XTP 45cal/.452" 250g in a Harvester Crush Rib sabot.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Encore 9-25-16 T-EZFB290.jpg (101.2 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg 100_1591.jpg (522.2 KB, 3 views)

Last edited by NoSecondBest; 03-26-2019 at 01:39 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:33 AM.

Privacy Policy

DMCA Notice

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2000-2018 RimfireCentral.com
x