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#3459834 - 11/19/13 05:50 AM Re: Knight MK 85 conversion to 209 primers [Re: ]
6 Point

Registered: 03/31/05
Posts: 576
Loc: woodbury TN

 Originally Posted By: GaMtnCurs
I had a knight that shot small rifle primers, it was a conversionn that came back 10-12 years ago. The primers had to pressed in with a reloading press and they was cut-off 5.56 brass. You decapped em and re do em

Aint another soul around got this conversion cause when i ask at places all them prostaff camo jockeys just look at me like a puppy. It waa put out by knight. I bet john sloan know what im talking about. Anyway they was pretty hot fireing too never no problems. Just fumble jumble

I know exactaly what you are talking about. I have a Knight MK-85 that was converted to this years ago and I am still using it. If I am not mistaken mine uses large magnum rifle primers, I loaded up all the brass I had years ago with the primers and would have to go back and look to be 100% sure though. Mine has never failed to fire with this setup.

#3483799 - 12/04/13 10:42 AM Re: Knight MK 85 conversion to 209 primers [Re: BruisrBustr]

Registered: 12/03/13
Posts: 4
Loc: Michigan

I converted my MK-85 to 209 years ago, tried to shoot BH209 and it went "bang - hang fire - no fire" in that order. Since I had bought a TC Bone Collector, I wound up selling the conversion kit and went back to #11 caps.

Edited by tpcollins (12/04/13 10:42 AM)

#3483860 - 12/04/13 11:21 AM Re: Knight MK 85 conversion to 209 primers [Re: tpcollins]
4 Point

Registered: 01/06/13
Posts: 269
Loc: Tellico Plains

209 conversion kits and 209 muzzle loader primers were introduced to provide reliable ignition of then popular, and still is I guess, pelleted black powder substitutes when it was discovered something a bit stronger than a #11 cap was needed to light off pellets.
Immediately shooters assumed this kit was all that was required to light off BH 209 powder when BH 209 powder came out and many were disappointed. 209 shotgun primers are needed for BH 209 powder AND often a different, a made for BH 209 powder, breech plug is also required.
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#3484321 - 12/04/13 03:36 PM Re: Knight MK 85 conversion to 209 primers [Re: mjac]
8 Point

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 2272
Loc: Millington, Tn

I swapped mine over years ago and the misfires became a thing of the pass
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#3487795 - 12/06/13 06:38 PM Re: Knight MK 85 conversion to 209 primers [Re: UpperTully]
WestTn Huntin'man
16 Point

Registered: 11/19/06
Posts: 12099
Loc: Benton Co.

I changed mine over to Musket Caps. They'll do the job !! Never had a misfire. I like the size easy to handle with gloves in cold weather.
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#3561954 - 01/26/14 05:17 PM Re: Knight MK 85 conversion to 209 primers [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
Benelli 4 Life
4 Point

Registered: 05/15/12
Posts: 276
Loc: Bledsoe Co. TN

Changed mine over to musket caps years ago when they came out. Then changed it over to the 209 with the red plastic jackets when they came out bout 6 or 7 yrs ago. This was my 22nd season huntin with the old gun
You can't fix stupid!

#3763596 - 09/14/14 05:17 PM Re: Knight MK 85 conversion to 209 primers [Re: Benelli 4 Life]
Big Ben
10 Point

Registered: 03/08/06
Posts: 3604
Loc: North of Nashville across the ...

Changed my MK85 to 209's. Found 90 grain of 777 works great pushing a 250 grain bullet. No hesitation on it going off ever.
Some people should thank their lucky stars that everything I wish for does not come true

#3771048 - 09/22/14 08:59 PM Re: Knight MK 85 conversion to 209 primers [Re: Big Ben]
Killing time
4 Point

Registered: 09/06/11
Posts: 317
Loc: West Tennesse

Im still using #11's. Havent had a misfire in 17 yrs. Im stickin with what works. If it aint broke...dont fix it. Lol !
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