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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    It will be nice to see what numbers you actually get out of it.
    Pretty much a moot point....

    The muzzle energy for a 250gr PowerBelt with 777 (100 gr) is 1,968 fpe and BH209 (100 gr) is 1,790 fpe..plenty with either to drop a deer.
    Last edited by MikePal; October 22nd, 2019 at 01:42 PM.
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    Mike - thanks for taking the time to post this.

    I switched from Goex to loose Pyrodex RS last year. I would have gone with BH209 if my gun was 209 capable.

    I shoot about 10 shots a year, so the cost difference is negligible. Last year I killed 3 deer with the muzzleloader and found the Pyrodex RS to be adequate but I had a misfire when unloading at the end of the last day. If I recall, it took 3 percussion caps before the round fired. There was a light drizzle but nothing I hadn't seen in my 20+ years hunting with Goex. To date Goex FFG has never let me down.

    Thanks again for posting your results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjhind View Post
    To date Goex FFG has never let me down.
    I too like Goex with my side locks, has never let me down either. I used to use Pyrodex RS with my .45 Kentucky but switched to Goex FFG when I found I was getting better results with my PolyCup and Ball. I recently picked up some Pyrodex P (FFFG) and want to give it a try with the .45

    I'm also recently started using Goex Fg with my .58 Muskettoon, gives me the energy I need to get the Minnie Ball to grab the rifling.

    I'm not sorry I bought the BH209, it was fun to have a reason to make smoke and to some shooting and draw my own conclusions. It didn't disappoint, really, just didn't live up to all the hype.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    I too like Goex with my side locks, has never let me down either. I used to use Pyrodex RS with my .45 Kentucky but switched to Goex FFG when I found I was getting better results with my PolyCup and Ball. I recently picked up some Pyrodex P (FFFG) and want to give it a try with the .45
    The only problem with Goex is that true black powder is an explosive so many shops cannot get it or it becomes a pain to get, Pyrodex is considered a propellant so anyone with a magazine to store smokeless can store it.

    I know, gun shows, ha ha, pyrodex has worked in my sidelock and 777 in the inline, Goex in the antique gun though still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    The only problem with Goex is that true black powder is an explosive so many shops cannot get it
    There are 3 local gun shops (GunMart, NorthGower and Cornwall) all can get Goex fairly easy, they order it in. And yes, Gun Shows were good to me, I filled my magazine with enough Goex to do me thru to next year
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    There are 3 local gun shops (GunMart, NorthGower and Cornwall) all can get Goex fairly easy, they order it in. And yes, Gun Shows were good to me, I filled my magazine with enough Goex to do me thru to next year
    They can get it but they have to drive on their own to get it, the shippers do not handle it in many cases. Have never talked to Cornwall about it, North Gower can get it but ideally would like 2 lbs sold due to the pain to drive to go get it, Gun Mart I never asked about how much of a pain.

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    Default First time shooting with Black Horn 209

    Any powder that will get me over 3 shots is an improvement. I am unable to fully seat a bullet after my 3rd shot with triple 7. Im leaning on the BH209.
    Thanks for the info

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    A crud ring towards the top of the barrel is a very interesting find. Never heard of this before.
    Did you try to figure-out what may be causing it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    T...Gun Mart I never asked about how much of a pain.
    Not a pain for me, easier actually, I'm not spending time/money on gas to go get it HaHa...
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    Quote Originally Posted by G.S. View Post
    A crud ring towards the top of the barrel is a very interesting find. Never heard of this before.
    Did you try to figure-out what may be causing it?
    I'm going to do some more shooting in the next few days and see if I can figure it out. I've never seen this before either, at least not with this ML.
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