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    I will have to check it out next time I need powder.

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    Basically, BH 209 is a smokeless powder detuned to BP specs. You measure it the same as BP in volume. You use the same solvents to clean it as your CF guns. I've gone as much as 60 shots with easy loading, and no change in accuracy. It doesn't go bad over time, and absorbs almost no moisture. If any at all. It's expensive, but worth it.

    However, it has a higher ignition temperature. This causes some problems with some breech plugs. Some can be corrected with a drill. Some can't. Others give 100% ignition from the factory.

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    Recovered Thor was 247 grains. The ballistic tip weighs 3 grains.

    BH209! Its THE best powder on the market IF your muzzle loader can shoot it of course. In your case, i would NOT recommend it as the Blk diamond has throw spent primers into the face of the shooter when using BH209. Best suited for bolt actions and break actions muzzle loaders so you get a good tight seal on the primer.

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    Guess my barrel is .503 as this is the one in the sample pack that fit best. I ordered 50 of the 250 grainers. Now All I have to do is see how they shoot.
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    I thought you wanted a 300gr?

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    After I talked to him and got some typical ballistics, I am trying the 250"s first. Faster and less drop out at 200 yards.
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    I agree, and it's what I use. I just didn't want to talk you into it if your mind was set on a heavier bullet. A 250gr bullet is heavy in the CF world. Even if a ML isn't pushing it that fast. It still smacks them.

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    I agree...now all I have to do is go shoot them when they arrive.
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    I'd push them with a minimum of 90gr. Im shooting them out of a sidelock now with 90gr 2f goex and they are tack drivers at 100 yards.

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    I've been shooting the 300 grainers with 100 grs of goex. Probably start with 90 and then see what I get.
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