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Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Brush Valley Twp., Indiana Co, PA
Re: Another Buckhorn 209 question?
I have done a lot of experimentation with black powder, 777 and Blackhorn 209 and have chronographed loads with each type and various projectiles (working up elk loads). I have a TC Omega .50 cal. For any given charge weight, the Blackhorn will shoot nearly 200 fps faster than 777 (BP is slower yet). If you follow instructions, shoot only .209 shotgun primers and keep your breech plug clean, you will never have a miss-fire (I NEVER have). My buddy has an Omega and complained of the Blackhorn not igniting. However, his breech plug was so gunked up he couldn't unthread it out of the barrel either!! I suspect that may be the problem with a lot of commenters on the Cabelas site. The Blackhorn is cleaner by far than either BP oir 777 as far as reloading and doesn't seem to move the point of impact around like when the barrel gets smutted up with BP or 777. For elk, I started with BP, switched to 777, then on to Blackhorn. Unless something else comes along, I'm sticking with the Blackhorn .209.