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#2438881 - 07/08/11 10:11 AM Blackhorn 209 vs. Jim Shockey gold
fishboy1
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Was thinking of trying a lower fouling powder once I run out of pyrodex pellets.

I tried the Jim Shockey gold powder (buckhorn?) (cant remember the full name) but it was supposed to be non fouling blackpowder substitute.
Couldn't get a consistent group outta that stuff at any load.

Hows the Blackhorn 209 ? Is it just a repackaged version of the same stuff?

I hate to have to go through all that load development if its the same stuff.

Thanks
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#2438993 - 07/08/11 11:26 AM Re: Blackhorn 209 vs. Jim Shockey gold [Re: fishboy1]
FrontierGander
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blackhorn209 is made by western powders. It IS the best powder out there but can only be used in muzzle loaders with a sealed breech plug.

American Pioneer Powder makes jim shockeys gold. Its quite a learning curve to get it to group but it will do good with accuracy.

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#2438994 - 07/08/11 11:26 AM Re: Blackhorn 209 vs. Jim Shockey gold [Re: fishboy1]
Grizzly Johnson
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90gr shot well on paper in a Traditions ml I had.... haven' got to try it in my Omega yet. It burnt way cleaner the the regular black powder.... cleans up with regular solvents too.

Be sure you use a hot primer when shooting the BH209.... something like the CCI Mag 209's.
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#2439155 - 07/08/11 02:37 PM Re: Blackhorn 209 vs. Jim Shockey gold [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
cecil30-30
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I loved that powder,but I just couldn't get it to shoot the Hornady FPB good. So I went back to 777.
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#2442142 - 07/11/11 04:27 PM Re: Blackhorn 209 vs. Jim Shockey gold [Re: cecil30-30]
W.Seay
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bh209 no doubt!!
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#2447059 - 07/16/11 10:57 AM Re: Blackhorn 209 vs. Jim Shockey gold [Re: fishboy1]
BigD_625
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I had the same problem with the Shockey gold. I couldn't get it to group no matter what I tried. I still have most of the bottle somewhere, but it won't go in any of my guns.
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#2447847 - 07/17/11 12:45 PM Re: Blackhorn 209 vs. Jim Shockey gold [Re: BigD_625]
fishboy1
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Thanks!
Wanted to make sure it was different before I forked over for a bottle.

Ill probably get a bunch of speed loaders and weigh out my charges to be more exact than volume measuring.

That way I will KNOW I have consistent charges.
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#2448952 - 07/18/11 04:04 PM Re: Blackhorn 209 vs. Jim Shockey gold [Re: fishboy1]
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blackhorn 209 all the way. jim sucks do NOT USE....

t/c omaga
blackhorn 209 110gr
300gr scorpion pt gold
it's a tack driver

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#2449101 - 07/18/11 06:31 PM Re: Blackhorn 209 vs. Jim Shockey gold [Re: ]
BigD_625
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I'll never buy another bottle of the shockey. I've never tried the blackhorn, but I've heard amazing thins about it.
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#2451416 - 07/20/11 05:44 PM Re: Blackhorn 209 vs. Jim Shockey gold [Re: BigD_625]
mathews338
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only heard bad things about jim's but i love blackhorn 209. it is clean.
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