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09-30-2011 10:23 PM
Crawdaddy
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Originally Posted by daddus1 View Post
Crawdaddy,
With blackhorn you should use standard shotgun primers for complete ignition
daddus
I do, thank you.
09-30-2011 10:10 PM
Crawdaddy
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Originally Posted by BruceBruce1959 View Post
Greetings crawdaddy, welcome to the club and good luck in NM, I hope you come back and share some pics with us when you return from your hunt.

Thank you and if successful I will.
09-30-2011 09:41 PM
Hunting Man i'm thinking the 50 would be a tad slower???
09-30-2011 09:22 PM
daddus1 Crawdaddy,
With blackhorn you should use standard shotgun primers for complete ignition
daddus
09-30-2011 09:20 PM
daddus1 HM,
My 45 cal with a hornady 200 grain and 110 grains of blackhorn chrono at 2204
fps. Now I'm trying 290 gr barnes 50 cal with 110 gr blackhorn but haven't chronoed it. I'll let you know when I find out.
daddus
09-30-2011 06:49 PM
Crawdaddy
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Originally Posted by Hunting Man View Post
my goal is to push a 250 gr out to 2000-2100 fps using Black Horn.
Sabot I am assuming? I think I have a few. I can try a max load and chrony the results for you if you like. It would be a week before i could do it.
09-30-2011 07:48 AM
Hunting Man my goal is to push a 250 gr out to 2000-2100 fps using Black Horn.
09-30-2011 07:46 AM
BruceBruce1959 Greetings crawdaddy, welcome to the club and good luck in NM, I hope you come back and share some pics with us when you return from your hunt.
09-29-2011 09:59 PM
Crawdaddy Hi John
I just found this site also and this is my first post.

I have the Traditions Vortek UL and a Vortek pistol also.

I tried the pellets first then switched to pyro RS for more consistent loads. I got much better groups.

I got tired of having to clean the bore after every shot and switched to blackthorn 209. No more cleaning at the range and the breech plug doesn't get stuck, not to mention it loads very easy now.

I cast my own bullets and have tried conicals, sabots and round balls.

I have finally settled on a 450 grain cast lead .458 bullet in a Harvester crushed rib sabot. I use this in pistol and rifle.

The rifle shoots them minute of angle out to 150 yards. It might do well farther but have never tried it. I get 1557 fps at the muzzle with 90 grains of BH 209. I went up to 100 and groups opened up a bit and recoil was stout.

In the pistol I use 50 grains of BH209 and get about 900 fps. It shoots 2 inch groups at 50 yards. I guess I should add that I put a red dot sight on it.

I have put in excess of 400 rounds through the rifle with no malfunctions.

I know you will like your rifle as much as I like mine.

I drew a ML tag in NM and go hunting in a few weeks. I can't wait.
09-16-2011 03:25 AM
JohnR To be sure we are on the same page are the kleen bore 209 primers acceptable or should i use the plain 209's? This is totally new for me. Thanks in advance.
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