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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-15-2010, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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powder vs pellets

I wish I could test the difference between two 50 gr pellets vs 100 gr of Black Horn for bullet speed. There is a considerable difference of felt recoil between the two and I wonder if there is a big down range fps variance.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-15-2010, 08:45 PM
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blackpowder burns much differently than blackhorn. Thats why when you shoot T7 it feels like its kicking the heck out of you then you switch the BH and its very mild.

I like BH209 for that reason. I have a younger nephew that isnt used to recoil and the bh209 is really tame with an 80gr load.

100gr BH209 with a 300gr Thor averages 1,832 FPS. I plan on testing 100gr of the white hots some time.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-15-2010, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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Well I've shot black powder 2F, 3F for many years and Black Horn, 777 shoots most like black powder to me on felt recoil. Pellets feel like half of load to me. At 13 years old, my son could shoot 2 50 gr pellets all day from his Knight wolverine but hated one shot of 90 gr of 777 from the TC firehawk which is a heavier rifle? I assume the burn rate has everything to do with the felt recoil/pressure curve but I'd like to compare performance.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-15-2010, 09:44 PM
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I've heard that Blackhorn generates more velocity but have not had chance to check it on chronograph. I just tried Blackhorn last week and like it.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 08:31 AM
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Huntingman when shooting 100 grains of 777 you are shooting 2/3rd of a maximum charge, when shooting blackhorn at 100 grains you are only 20 grains below max but since shooting granulated powder, blackhorn, I have no crud ring, don't have to use special primers and if you don't want to, but i do recommend, clean the barrel so often. Mine shoots better with a once shot barrel.
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like to see blackhorn priced reasonably!
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 08:33 AM
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chronoed my encore pro hunter .45 cal 200 gr bullet 110 gr blackhorn at 2204 fps
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don't know about 50 cal
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