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#3441731 - 11/08/13 05:45 AM BH 209 advocates & users....
FLIPPER
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I've been down in my back since the day before deer season began,9-27-13 and had back surgery last week,10-30-13. This is the first deer season I've missed in 35 years and the first season not hunting with my daughter in 8 years. \:\(
But...enough of the sob story. \:\)

Everyone knows that has owned/ shot muzzle loaders that pyrodex is not user friendly, cleaning or reloading. So yesterday I picked up a jug of BigHorn 209.
Since I won't be there to reload for her as I always have, from what I've read it will be a lot easier for her to reload because of the reduced fouling.

So at what grain would you recommend starting?
She shoots a CVA optima pro with Hornady sst 250 grain.

She only has from 4:pm till dark this evening to get it sighted in, so thanks in advance for your help. ;\)


Edited by FLIPPER (11/08/13 05:48 AM)
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#3441772 - 11/08/13 06:36 AM Re: BH 209 advocates & users.... [Re: FLIPPER]
Jcalder
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100 grains by volume should be plenty.
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#3441913 - 11/08/13 07:40 AM Re: BH 209 advocates & users.... [Re: Jcalder]
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I start with 100 grains but she might want to try 90 grains.
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#3441919 - 11/08/13 07:42 AM Re: BH 209 advocates & users.... [Re: UTGrad]
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fyi over 100 grains with BH209 kicks hard. Its powerful stuff!
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#3441927 - 11/08/13 07:46 AM Re: BH 209 advocates & users.... [Re: UTGrad]
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I didn't notice a big difference in recoil at 100 and 110 (volume). Either way, it kicks hard enough! I did get a little better grouping at 110 though (Omega Z5 with Hornady 300g SST sabot).
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#3441961 - 11/08/13 08:02 AM Re: BH 209 advocates & users.... [Re: Nyper]
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Thanks.

I've made up three 90gr speed loaders to start and I've cleaned out all the carbon buildup from the breech plug.
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#3441963 - 11/08/13 08:02 AM Re: BH 209 advocates & users.... [Re: Nyper]
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I have my wife's shooting 80 grains of BH209 with a 245 grain power belt and it dropping one on top of another at 100 yards with light recoil.
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#3442046 - 11/08/13 08:51 AM Re: BH 209 advocates & users.... [Re: Tennessee Lead]
FLIPPER
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 Originally Posted By: DNDHUNTAHOLIC88
I have my wife's shooting 80 grains of BH209 with a 245 grain power belt and it dropping one on top of another at 100 yards with light recoil.


I'll load up three at 80 also...thanks
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#3442284 - 11/08/13 11:54 AM Re: BH 209 advocates & users.... [Re: FLIPPER]
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90 grains volume and a 350 grain FBP worked fine for mine.
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#3442291 - 11/08/13 12:02 PM Re: BH 209 advocates & users.... [Re: magician]
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90-110 grains Blackhorn209 with federal 209a or cci 209 magnum primers.

My bet is you will be needing your breech plug modified.

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