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#3022864 - 11/08/12 08:59 AM Best ML for BH209
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Looking on Blackhorns website there is a lot of good info on what conditions are required for proper ignition of this extremely popular powder.
I can tell that my CVA Buckhorn starter gun will not meet the tight requirements for primer and breech tolerances.
So my question is, who's ML performs best with this new powder?
That is without having to take out a loan to purchase this new ML.
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#3022901 - 11/08/12 09:17 AM Re: Best ML for BH209 [Re: pick-a-spot]
Lincoln Co Archer
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I have had great success out of my CVA Optima.
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#3022908 - 11/08/12 09:20 AM Re: Best ML for BH209 [Re: Lincoln Co Archer]
BigD_625
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 Originally Posted By: Lincoln Co Archer
I have had great success out of my CVA Optima.


I would second the Optima. However, I'm looking forward to next year with a BH209 converted Rem 700.
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#3022923 - 11/08/12 09:27 AM Re: Best ML for BH209 [Re: BigD_625]
iowavf
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Never had an issue with my Emcore.
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#3023002 - 11/08/12 10:09 AM Re: Best ML for BH209 [Re: iowavf]
Southern Sportsman
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Your looking to pick a gun based on the powder you want to shoot? That seems backwards.
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#3023015 - 11/08/12 10:18 AM Re: Best ML for BH209 [Re: Southern Sportsman]
pick-a-spot
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Not exactly. Hoping to upgrade from my CVA Buckhorn and whatever I chose it needs to perform well with the BH209 powder or any other. From the Blackhorn website even some modern innovations such as easy to remove longer breech plugs may not perform well with their powder. Want to be careful in my choice with all options considered.
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#3023039 - 11/08/12 10:33 AM Re: Best ML for BH209 [Re: pick-a-spot]
FrontierGander
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CVA break action with the new blackhorn209 breech plug. I'd highly recommend the new Optima.
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#3023044 - 11/08/12 10:39 AM Re: Best ML for BH209 [Re: FrontierGander]
droptine
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I have an Optma Elite that i would like to start shooting BH209. Do i need a differnet breech plug?
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#3023186 - 11/08/12 12:30 PM Re: Best ML for BH209 [Re: droptine]
BigD_625
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 Originally Posted By: droptine
I have an Optma Elite that i would like to start shooting BH209. Do i need a differnet breech plug?


Not absolutely required, but highly recommended.
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#3023212 - 11/08/12 12:46 PM Re: Best ML for BH209 [Re: BigD_625]
droptine
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i have looked and can only find the BH209 breech plug for the Quick Detach models. My Optima is not QD.
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