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Old 02-02-2018, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by falcon View Post
i'm a hunter not a long range sniper.


i'd rather sneak up and put a patched round ball in the animals ear than shoot same from long range.
Not sure what that has to do with anything. Last 2 years i used just 70gr by volume of BH209 and a lead conical. Estimated fps is 1300fps. Certainly not a long range load in any book.

That 70grV is around 49gr by weight.

How much BlackMz would you need by weight to get around 1300fps with a 350-465gr conical? My ignition is flawless btw with a standard 209. I cant imagine why some people have so many issues getting it to go bang. Single finger/thumb loading conical and a veggie wad has yet to fail. Year before last it was left loaded for over a month. Bullet hit right where i aimed when i "unloaded" it.

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Old 02-02-2018, 01:12 PM
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I use MZ in a pietta Remington new army,
I can feel the difference between it and Goex (Mz isn't a powerful, but I think smokier) AND very easy to clean not only afterward, at home but wiping down at range too as well as being more cost effective ($25 for Goex, $19 for Pyrodex, $11 for MZ where I live in CA and GOEX you practically have to give a DNA sample and background check to buy ONE POUND ONLY! of goex)

I save my GOEX for the front stuffer (50 cal GPR) but MZ is my general purpose work horse (I even use it my schofield/colt cartridge reloads)

it and casting my own is probably what's letting me shoot as often as I do (nearly every sunday)

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Old 02-02-2018, 01:14 PM
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In them revolvers its probably a blessing. Real black is super messy in them. I had a Ruger Old Army. Even Pyro was filthy and a PITA in the ROA.
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:34 PM
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I guess I'll have to get the crony out when I get back up north and do some velocity testing. I have a bit of BH209 left so I'll check MV with it, Black MZ and BP.
Then check how much wt I would need to get the same MV with each powder.
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:37 AM
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As long as my future tests reveal good ignition in subpar weather / humidity, I will add a third blue pellet, if my 150 yard paper target holes fall below expectations to my previous Goex.

My main concern is not speed. What concerns me with Alliant MZ is ignition in all subpar weather.
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Old 02-12-2018, 04:58 PM
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[QUOTE=GoexBlackhorn;4328222
My main concern is not speed. What concerns me with Alliant MZ is ignition in all subpar weather.[/QUOTE]

Well its non-hydroscopic so it won't absorb moisture. And their ad says its suitable for all muzzleloaders. Although that may be so I don't think I would use it in a flinter. I have used it in humid weather in my caplock without issue.
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by bronko22000 View Post
Well its non-hydroscopic so it won't absorb moisture. And their ad says its suitable for all muzzleloaders. Although that may be so I don't think I would use it in a flinter. I have used it in humid weather in my caplock without issue.
Bronco, I can not find any information on the Aliant site that indicates these Blue Pellets are non-hydroscopic... maybe I am just reading over the top of it... or are talking about Black MZ? which I know will clump very easily... Alliant says it is "moisture resistant" but not non-hydroscopic

The ingredients of the pellet appear to be the normal thing

SECTION 3: COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS Mixture Name Product Identifier % (w/w) Classification (GHS-US)

Sodium Benzoate (CAS No) 532-32-1 20 Eye Irrit.2A H319

Dextrin (CAS No) 9004-53-9 5 Comb. Dust

Potassium Nitrate (CAS No) 7757-79-1 50 Ox. Sol. 3 H272 Skin Irrit. 2 H315 Eye Irrit. 2A H319 STOT SE 3 H335

Potassium Perchlorate (CAS No) 7778-74-7 25 Ox. Sol. 1 H271 Acute Tox. (Oral) 4 H302

I also read that they need 209 ignition...

"and ignite reliably with 209 shotshell primers. " copied from the Alliant web site...

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