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Old 01-27-2009, 06:17 PM
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[hr]what is you most accurate combo ?
what is the best way to sight in(clean between each shot)?
any info would be great thanks
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:28 PM
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Hey whitetailer, can't help you with the Encore (never had one), but wanted to welcome you to the Black Powder forum.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:40 PM
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thanks i forgot to mention it is a 50 cal
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:11 PM
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I like 90gr of Blackhorn 209 with a 430 300 gr Hornady xtp in a green sabot.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:20 AM
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My Endeavor likes 110gr. of Bh209 and a 250 gr. shockwave with a Harvester short black sabot. I am also planning on trying the .430 300gr. XTp and the new Hornady Flextip .430 265 gr. bullet with the Harvester green and crushed rib sabots. I'll let you know how this works.
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:21 PM
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Shot mine the other day with hornady xtp 240 100 grains of jim shocky's gold,so far the best
between powerbelts,shockwaves-pyrodex
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:24 PM
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Welcome. I shoot several accurate loads out of my Pro Hunter. 240gr XTPs are very accurate but hard to get down with supplied sabot. After the bore is fouled they load a bit easier. I just got me some .452 300gr XTPs to try and when I shoot them I will report. I'll probably try the 45/50 Crush Rib sabotsandsome 45/50 MMP HPH3P-EZ sabots to compare. 250gr Shockwaves also shoot good.

With all that go to load (the one I will use tomorrow on the last day to hunt) will be the 275gr Parker BE. Very accurate!

As far as sighting in with a clean or fouled bore you should experiment with that. I use BH209 and I am sighted in with a clean bore. Every time I shoot at the range I load a parker and shoot my first shot from a squeaky clean bore just to verify. The remainder of the group shoots about 1" to the left of that first shot.
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:12 AM
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I killed one deer this season with my Encore
I used 90 grains BH 209 under a 200 grn SW with blue sabot W 209 primer
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:45 AM
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They like BH209 for powder and its the only one you do not have to wipe between shot with, The bullet that is usually most accurate is the SW often the 250 and 200gr will both shoot really well the 300gr sometimes requires a different load but normally they all will shoot 90 to 120 gr of BH209. some people say they have had a problem with them opening up to soon and some say they have had a problem with them not opening I use the heaviest load they shoot 1 inch with and I have not had a problem. There is a new flex tip inter lock bullet coming on the market it amounts to a redesign of the SST or SW [which I believe to be the same ] they have a thicker base with the interlock and a thinner nose if the shot as accurate as the SW and open in the same manner as the 250 Gold Dot they will be very good for a reason able price [I have some on order for 25 dollars for 50. The other good reasonable priced one is the Gold Dot they shoot well but don't have quite the long range accuracy of the SW but out to 150 yds are very good.
The sabot - not all shoot the same sabot well if your gun has the right size barrel then the short black Harvester will be the most accurate if it is to tight try the Harvester Crush Rib if it is too loose try the MMP 12 and there are several in between if you need to go there. But the one most TC guns shoot accurate are the SBH and MMP HPH 24 they are the same thickness but different length petals sometimes a gun will prefer one or the other.
Hope this helps. Lee
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Old 01-30-2009, 04:22 PM
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I swore by the BH209 and then had a partial ignition on one shot. Not sure what happened but I was using the W209's and everyone had shot fine. I let the powder set for 4 days in the ML'er since ive never had issues with this before and when firing that day it just flopped the sabot out. Im not sure what happened. Its good stuff and I shot 1-2inch groups at 100yards with it with a 250grain shockwave and 115grains of BH209

But now im back to T7 and 100 grains and im shooting 1.5-2.5inch groups at 100 yards. No huge grouping difference. Its loads of things that factor into groups such as wind, trigger pull, and your rest. But anywhere from 90-125grains and a 250-300 grains sabot seem to work well. Try the shockwaves though

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