Results 1 to 6 of 6

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Boncarbo Colorado
    Posts
    62
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Alliant Black MZ Review

    I keep seeing questions about this powder popping up on the forums and so it was time to get some to try out and make the info available.

    First off, Yes, its made by American Pioneer and most likely off the Shockey's Gold as it is a dark grey/black color and has that unique brown sugar smell American Pioneer shooters know well. Uniform of the powder granules is not AS chunky as with the original American Pioneer. The consistency I noticed is a LOT more uniform in size. Please keep in mind that when i took the picture of the powder granules, My camera was aprox. 2 inches away from the powder so I could offer a clear close up picture.



    Black MZ and my first time out, I think I did excellent as far as accuracy goes for 75 yards.

    #1 key to accuracy with American Pioneer / Black MZ Powders, COMPRESS IT! You can easily compress this powder 1/2" and it reacted perfectly with my sabot/bullet combo.

    Recently I made some videos using T7 and explaining crud ring, ect. ect. And today Black MZ grouped exactly where I had been hitting with T7 pellets, velocity is unknown so far but I will get to that as soon as I can.

    Swabbed between each shot with a mixture of soapy water & Moose milk. This cleaning solution is superb! I had each patch squealing as I was swabbing the bore. Shot #1 on a freshly cleaned bore is the shot in the low left side of the group. The next 4 shots, well.... They were okay for a first time out with new powder.

    100gr Black MZ
    300gr Harvester Scorpion PT Gold & Harvester EZ Load sabots
    Winchester W209 primers

    Last edited by FrontierMuzzleloading; 08-04-2013 at 08:09 PM.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Reno, Nevada, United States
    Posts
    2,105
    Thanks
    55
    Thanked 154 Times in 116 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 3 Times in 2 Posts
    How was the crud ring with this powder? Did you get velocities yet?

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Buena Vista, Co.
    Posts
    1,137
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 52 Times in 38 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    If this powder gets a crud ring it will be up by the muzzle.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Boncarbo Colorado
    Posts
    62
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    110gr Black MZ load with harvester EZ Load sabots and 300gr Harvester Scorpion PT Gold.

    Chrony was set up at 15 feet.

    Cold clean bore & swabbed between shots
    1842
    1881
    1823
    1741 " Hardly any felt recoil!"
    1812

    Cleaning the gun and setting it in the shade for a half an hour, I went back to the house and grabbed Three 260gr PT golds and using the same charge and swabbing between shots.
    1899
    1968

    Never fired a 3rd shot due to the rain moving in.

    Crud ring was at the bottom of the barrel just where the bullet sits on top of the powder charge. It was fairly hard to push through with a range rod.

    Pete, guns shooting 209 primers will get the crud ring at the bottom of the barrel, I get the reverse crud ring at the muzzle when shooting #11 caps in my sidelocks.

  5. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Buena Vista, Co.
    Posts
    1,137
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 52 Times in 38 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Yeah, I was using a sidelock when I tried that powder. I never liked that powder, and I still don't with this new version.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Boncarbo Colorado
    Posts
    62
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    i wouldnt call it a new version, but a better Screened version lol. I can get it to shoot fine, but BH209 spoiled me.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Cabelas ISQ review #1
    By wolftalonID in forum Other
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 09-17-2012, 08:28 PM
  2. Eastman Rock's Another Review
    By Montana in forum General Hunting
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 04-06-2012, 10:19 AM
  3. Mathews Helum Review
    By brookhunter19 in forum Bows, Arrows and Equipment
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-15-2012, 12:17 PM
  4. 2012 PSE Evo 7 Video Review
    By buckeyeguy2299 in forum Bows, Arrows and Equipment
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-18-2012, 07:38 PM
  5. Spotting scope review
    By MrWoodcock in forum Optics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-10-2011, 06:25 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •