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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-12-2011, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning Blackhorn 209 with???

I'm new to the substitute blackpowder "stuff" as I just picked up my first 209 x 50 barrel. Now, I thought I got "all the stuff" that I needed, but I just read on the Blackhorn web site that this doesn't get cleaned with water.

So, I do have "Wipe out" along with Butches Bore, and of course, their only recommendation is the Blackhorn cleaner.

So...what else can be used besides the Blackhorn stuff??

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Re: Cleaning Blackhorn 209 with???

Use any of the same cleaners you use for your CF rifles. BlackHorn is not black powder. I am not even sure how they can have it rated as a black powder substitue. But they can. And it works great according to alot of guys. I am giving it a try right now. And I used Butch's to clean it up. And Butch's worked great. Tom.
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Re: Cleaning Blackhorn 209 with???

Seth,i have their brochure in front of me and it states it will clean easily with standard oil-based cleaning solvents.Using water is not required or recommended.They recommend B209 Cleaning Solvent by Montana X-Treme,which is specially formulated for Blackhorn 209.My self,i've been using BoreTech Elliminator for the last 3 years.This stuff is the cats meow and to me is the best overall powder and copper remover on the market.It's your call,but NO WATER.Also you don't have to clean immediately because it is noncorrosive and does not absorb moisture.Use only standard 209 shotshell primers like Winchester,CCI,Cheddite,Federal or Remington.Most of all just enjoy the unbeatable accuracy you will get and ease of loading between shots
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Re: Cleaning Blackhorn 209 with???

It is not as corrosive as BP. But it is still corrosive. Don't fall for that one. You need to clean immediately after use. Tom.
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Re: Cleaning Blackhorn 209 with???

Thanks for your reply's. I figured any smokless powder solvent would work.....but then, I figured I'd ask just in case.

I've got a few pennies invested in this Encore barrel...so I don't want to have it rust or corrode because of my own stupidity or failure to research the proper cleaning of it.

I haven't shot it yet as I'm waiting for the forend to get here. But I should be ready to go by this weekend.

I have a Leupold 3-9X Rifleman scope to mount on it. I figure that should be all it needs.

Again....I thank you for your responses!! I'll have the 2B Allegheny Does shakin in their hooves this season!!

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Re: Cleaning Blackhorn 209 with???

I just use Hoppes.
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