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PostSubject: Blackhorn 209 Question.   November 9th 2014, 6:32 am

Does the BH powder retain moisture easily? For example. Taking my ML from warm house to cold enviroment then back to house after hunting. If so, how long would you leave it before you changed the powder?
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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn 209 Question.   November 9th 2014, 6:37 am

no, bh209 does not suck up moisture. You can actually put it in a glass of water, dry it with a paper towel and shoot it off.
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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn 209 Question.   November 9th 2014, 6:47 am

Great! I have had some moisture issues with 777 pellets in the past. I just wanted to make sure. No worse feeling than hunting all week and having a misfire due to the pellets not igniting.
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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn 209 Question.   November 9th 2014, 7:04 am

I have left my Knights loaded for 4 weeks with no problems at all, what I do is sight in the ML then clean it then pop 3 or 4 primers then load it and have had NO problems at all. But then it's a KNIGHT. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn 209 Question.   November 9th 2014, 7:21 am

I am shooting a CVA apex. First season using BH. In fact, first new ML in 10yrs.
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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn 209 Question.   November 9th 2014, 7:34 am

You will want to make sure there is no blow by from the primer back into the primer area, it's an easy fix. Jon can walk you through the process if needed. I have the APEX also in .45 .50 .45 SMOKELESSS 22-250 and 7mm-08, the 7mm-08 is in CO. on an ELK HUNT. My son has a story for you all when he returns.

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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn 209 Question.   November 9th 2014, 7:44 am

@sqezer wrote:
You will want to make sure there is no blow by from the primer back into the primer area, it's an easy fix. Jon can walk you through the process if needed. I have the APEX also in .45 .50 .45 SMOKELESSS 22-250 and 7mm-08, the 7mm-08 is in CO. on an ELK HUNT. My son has a story for you all when he returns.

I am using the primer pocket O-Rings with Federal 209A primers. No blow back. I have noticed that I have to really snap the barrel  to get engage it when the primers are in. But without the primers it locks easily. Any ideas??
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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn 209 Question.   November 9th 2014, 8:07 am

Use shims instead of the o-rings. I also use the Fed primers with the shims. I get no blowback, and the action is as easy to close as when it doesn't have a primer in it. With the o-rings you need to compress the o-ring to close the action. It will always require more force to close.

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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn 209 Question.   November 9th 2014, 10:19 am

Muley wrote:
Use shims instead of the o-rings. I also use the Fed primers with the shims. I get no blowback, and the action is as easy to close as when it doesn't have a primer in it. With the o-rings you need to compress the o-ring to close the action. It will always require more force to close.
Pete, just as an FYI.....the firing pin on the APEX has no bushing like their other guns do. The only way to do it is with o-rings unless you can have steel shims made & then pressed into the primer pocket.

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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn 209 Question.   November 9th 2014, 10:36 am

Yup, I missed that.

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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn 209 Question.   November 9th 2014, 6:47 pm

Next season you could try the Winchester 209 primers as they are a little longer and may not need the oring. Just make sure to get the non T7 primers when using BH209.

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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn 209 Question.   November 9th 2014, 7:01 pm

With just a few Knight's the ML barrels are still CHERRY except the used .50 I picked up. I do use the SS shims in my Knight's for a perfect fit.

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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn 209 Question.   November 10th 2014, 10:11 am

While we are on the BH 209 topic.

Anyone have a load or loads for a 400 g hardcast bullet in a 50 cal.? I am working up a load for a bison hunt next month.
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PostSubject: Re: Blackhorn 209 Question.   November 10th 2014, 11:38 am

70gr BH209 with the 405 or 444gr powerbelt flat point did awesome for me on target.
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