How good is blackhorn 209 powder?
This is the best powder I have ever used. It improves accuracy and hitting power, with no swabbing between shots. I read about your product and figured I would give it a try and I am very glad I did. I have had three of my friends try your product, and all three now use Blackhorn 209.
Is blackhorn 209 the best?
The only way to find out for sure is to spend some time at the range and see which load shoots best in your particular muzzleloader. That being said though, Blackhorn 209 is probably your best bet for the greatest all around performance.
Does blackhorn 209 have a shelf life?
Blackhorn 209 is virtually non-hygroscopic. Changes in temperature or humidity do not affect performance. Blackhorn 209 will not setup or degrade like some other propellants. Shelf life is essentially unlimited.
Is blackhorn 209 powder corrosive?
Blackhorn 209 is noncorrosive and virtually free of solid residue. Only a thin film of soot remains in the barrel, which will not harm your muzzleloader.
Is Blackhorn 209 the same as black powder?
Western also claims that Blackhorn 209 has absolutely none of the corrosive effects of black powder and most black powder subs. However, an independent spectrographic and gas chromatograph analysis of Blackhorn 209 by C. Rodney James in 2009 revealed that it is a nitrocellulose base powder with potassium nitrate and sulfur added.
Is Blackhorn 209 better than Goex 777?
Blackhorn 209 produced significantly less fouling than both the 777 and Goex black powder. At the same time, the Blackhorn 209 and loose 777 loads were comparable in performance with a difference of approximately 100fps in average velocity.
What is the shelf life of Blackhorn 209?
Nothing improves after it is removed from the bottle. We screw lids back on bottles of powder for a reason. A fresh charge prior to the hunt is the best charge. Stored properly, Blackhorn 209 has an indefinite life. It remains consistent, and is good to the last drop.
Should I Clean my Blackhorn 209 with Nitro-solvent?
There is no denying that if you shoot loose powder and want the option of firing multiple times without swabbing, Blackhorn 209 is the ultimate. However, one thing has puzzled a lot of folks. The folks at Western recommend a nitro- solvent for cleaning, rather than soap and water.