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Old 08-11-2008, 07:41 PM
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went to the range today and shot my 3 guns with the new BH209. i was giving them a bit of a torture test.
the 3 guns are Triumph, knight master hunter, knight long range hunter.
all shots were with 120grs of BH209 and W209 primers
results at 100yds
the main shooting was done with the t/c and the LRH. my master hunter is nothing but a pain, i have never gotten any consistancey with any load i shot. the temp was about 70 when i started and low humdity, little wind. i got on paper at 50yds then moved out to 100yds.
bullets used:
LRH-300gr scoprion pt gold with crush rib, 290gr TMZ with yellow sabot
triumps-250gr TMZ with yellow sabot
master hunter-250gr MZ and 250gr TMZ
results
all bullets loaded the same regardless of the number of shots i took without swabing.
the LRH was great to shoot, the crush ribs loaded easy and shot good.
it's a toss up as between which of the two bullets shot better. i did have hang fires, probably about 5. i'm using the concave FPJ plug. a few of the hang fires caused me flyers. i don't understand why this is happening.
[IMAGE]http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i13/whereemout/LRHptglod.jpg[/IMAGE]
harvester scorpion pt gold 300gr
[IMAGE]http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i13/whereemout/LRH.jpg[/IMAGE]
290tmz (hangfire on the left)
triumph
worked great! no hangfires and sighted right in. 250tmz
[IMAGE]http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i13/whereemout/triumph.jpg[/IMAGE]
master hunter
I give up with this gun. i only shot it a few times as you can see. it's all over the place. these were 250tmz and 250mz. i sent it to knight and they said nothings wrong with it. they sent me a target but i can't get it to shoot.
[IMAGE]http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i13/whereemout/masterhunter.jpg[/IMAGE]
all barrels cleaned easy. i did have blowback through the breech plugs on the knights. i will try thread tape to see if that prevents it. there is a build up of residue on the bolt and infront of the bolt face in the "chamber" and it's hard to get to to clean.
the t/c had more residue around the primer area of the plug. like there was blow back coming around the primer. didn't happen with 777.

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Old 08-11-2008, 07:47 PM
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why are my pics not there?
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:06 PM
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went to the range today and shot my 3 guns with the new BH209. i was giving them a bit of a torture test.
the 3 guns are Triumph, knight master hunter, knight long range hunter.
all shots were with 120grs of BH209 and W209 primers
results at 100yds
the main shooting was done with the t/c and the LRH. my master hunter is nothing but a pain, i have never gotten any consistancey with any load i shot. the temp was about 70 when i started and low humdity, little wind. i got on paper at 50yds then moved out to 100yds.
bullets used:
LRH-300gr scoprion pt gold with crush rib, 290gr TMZ with yellow sabot
triumps-250gr TMZ with yellow sabot
master hunter-250gr MZ and 250gr TMZ
results
all bullets loaded the same regardless of the number of shots i took without swabing.
the LRH was great to shoot, the crush ribs loaded easy and shot good.
it's a toss up as between which of the two bullets shot better. i did have hang fires, probably about 5. i'm using the concave FPJ plug. a few of the hang fires caused me flyers. i don't understand why this is happening.



harvester scorpion pt gold 300gr




290tmz (hangfire on the left)
triumph




master hunter




all barrels cleaned easy. i did have blowback through the breech plugs on the knights. i will try thread tape to see if that prevents it. there is a build up of residue on the bolt and infront of the bolt face in the "chamber" and it's hard to get to to clean.


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Old 08-11-2008, 08:08 PM
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Other then that last pic, those all look pretty good.
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:32 PM
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thanks. how did you do that. i thought you just needed [IMAGE]

i saw you other reply. the master hunter has never shot worth a crap. i have tried several loads. i even sent my scope in for repair thinking there was something wrong with it. no change. i don't know what to do.
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:39 PM
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Great testing
The TC shot really well.
I will put your test bulletts on my test list as well
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:15 AM
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Great testing
The TC shot really well.
I will put your test bulletts on my test list as well
+1 on great testing and write up. The TMZ 290 is a great bullet and if it is shooting that well in the
Triumph, then you have a definite winner. The only thing I would do with the TC is raise your scope so your shooting 3" high at 100, maybe 2 clicks left and then your good to go. The TMZ and MZ are STRONG bullets, good choice, costly but good choice. Looks like BH shoots well for you also.
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:38 AM
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Even with the problems with the Master Hunter, it looks like it was still a pretty good day shooting. Good write up too.
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:51 AM
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Outdoorsman,

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Old 08-12-2008, 07:30 AM
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I've been wondering about that Master Hunter rifle of yours.. Do you think that maybe that rifle is made for pellets? Believe it or not, some rifles shoot best with pellets. I am wondering if that is not one of them. I am sure when Knight tested the rifle for you, they tested with pellets.

Also that takes the red primer jackets I believe. Are you reusing them jackets or using fresh ones each time you shoot? Some claim when you use a jacket over and over like I do, it CAN effect accuracy. A Knight rifle of that outstanding quality just normally shoots. That sure is an intereting problem you have there.
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