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Forum: Black Powder
05-22-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,008
Posted By bowbender6

RE: Any decent 44 cal. (.429 - .430) bullets for the Omega?

Only had time to try 265FTX and I got 2 - 1" MOA groups with BH209 and 120BH and Crush rib sabots. Speed was 2050 and 2111
Forum: Black Powder
04-09-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,866
Posted By bowbender6

RE: CVA nickel barrel Corrosion? Help

Thanks - where do you find Flitz?
Forum: Black Powder
04-08-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,866
Posted By bowbender6

CVA nickel barrel Corrosion? Help

I have several CVA’s with the nickel barrel and it seems like there is a little junk, pitting or rusting at the end of the barrel. I mostly use Blackhorn now but I did not notice this when using...
Forum: Black Powder
01-03-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By bowbender6

RE: Tried Blackhorn with mixed results..

My daughter’s Kodiak .45 shoots BH209 good after I drilled out the breech plug 1/8" one end and .035" muzzle end. I found Win primers have never gave me a hangfire. I have tried Fed 209a and...
Forum: Black Powder
12-16-2008, 09:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,650
Posted By bowbender6

RE: Shockwave/SST Scorecard

Daughters doe 200SW 90BH209 Win primer 110Yards , Knocke ddeer down, then ran 50 yards. She shot alittle back and high. Bullet exited, massive internal damage.
Forum: Black Powder
12-10-2008, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By bowbender6

RE: .358 out of 45

Tried it a few times in my Kodiak .45. Bullets missed the target or keyholed
Forum: Black Powder
12-05-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,241
Posted By bowbender6

RE: 45 caliber VS. 50 caliber

I have two .45 and five .50 . I can get 150- 200fps more with a .45 than my .50 using a 200 grain bullet with the same amount of BH209 – I get around 1800 fps with 83 gr of BH209 in my .45. The .45...
Forum: Black Powder
12-04-2008, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,288
Posted By bowbender6

RE: Precision Rifle Extended Range Sabots

I agree with Spaniel. I shot them for the last five years. No major issues but I seemed to loose accuracy at higher speeds and I wanted to push them faster. They are a good bullet, but there is...
Forum: Black Powder
11-30-2008, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,605
Posted By bowbender6

RE: 200gr. Shockwaves

I think it is the MMP. If you need one that loads easier you can get the harvester crush rib.
Forum: Black Powder
11-22-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By bowbender6

RE: Women hunting, less recoil options???

200 Shockwave , 80 powder, my daughter shoots this, very accurate , low recoil, about 1640 fps.
Forum: Black Powder
11-20-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By bowbender6

RE: BH209 Hangfires 45 Kodiak update –Round two - next night

I have shot at least 4 jars of BH209 in 6 guns for my family, with different breech plugs and brands. I have found combos in all guns that would work with no hangfires. I have not cleaned like you...
Forum: Black Powder
11-20-2008, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By bowbender6

RE: BH209 Hangfires 45 Kodiak update –Round two - next night

I am starting to question that too, but there is a lot less change of POI from clean to dirty (if any) with BH209. Makes it better for the first shot for hunting.
Forum: Black Powder
11-20-2008, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By bowbender6

BH209 Hangfires 45 Kodiak update –Round two - next night

Had hangfires after some shots (details previous post) so last night I cleaned the barrel, not sure this was an issue but the 200SW was easier to load but still fairly hard. I drilled out the breech...
Forum: Black Powder
11-19-2008, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,794
Posted By bowbender6

RE: BH209 hangfire problems

More info on last night-

I ran a .035" drill through the breech after I started getting hangfires, still had hangfires. I had some hangfires in another converted gun with Fed209A primers. I...
Forum: Black Powder
11-18-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,794
Posted By bowbender6

BH209 hangfire problems

I have shot over 4 jars of BH209 with little problems in an Omega, 3 Optimas, Kodiak, Traditions Lightning –bolt, and CVA Mag Hunter with little problem. This last week I have been verifying my...
Forum: Black Powder
10-10-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,755
Posted By bowbender6

RE: blackhorned caused rust

I get what looks like rust on my CVA’s with the nickel finish after about one week if left uncleaned. Seems to come off but the nickel is stained. I am not sure it is rust. My Omega and my other...
Forum: Black Powder
10-03-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,342
Posted By bowbender6

RE: Barnes Spit-fire TMZ

You can order the Blue EZ load sabots that work the TMZ boattails from
Barnes.My buddy has a long range hunter and a Revolution and one gun uses the yellow sabot and the other uses the blue due to...
Forum: Black Powder
09-29-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,664
Posted By bowbender6

RE: CVA Optima bullet question

I have an Optima and Kodiak .45’s that I have been playing with but haven’t shot anything. I had good luck with 200 grain shockwaves .Even better with the blue crush rib sabot for .45 to .40....
Forum: Black Powder
09-08-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By bowbender6

RE: White 97 conversion

Thanks I'll let him know- he is a once a year Hunter for the most part only shoots his gun about every other year. He sounded like he might shoot it more this year.
Forum: Black Powder
09-08-2008, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By bowbender6

White 97 conversion

My brother-in-law want to convert his White 97 whitetail hunter to 209 primer so he can shoot BH209. Can this be done and how?
Thanks
Forum: Black Powder
08-22-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,397
Posted By bowbender6

RE: .45 Kodiak, BH209, CR & 200 SW WOW!!

Here is what I have tried and the groups I have got with my .45 Kodiak since I got it in Feb. There several combo's that shoot under 2". I need to play a little more but the groups seem to get better...
Forum: Black Powder
08-20-2008, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,289
Posted By bowbender6

RE: new CVA on the way

Get some harvester Crush Ribs for .45 for .40 cal bullets. They sot the 200Sw great and load real easy.
Forum: Black Powder
08-20-2008, 06:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,397
Posted By bowbender6

RE: .45 Kodiak, BH209, CR & 200 SW WOW!!

For what it is worth I shot these 200 Shockwaves in my nephews CVA mag bolt and only got 1640fps with 80 gr BH209. The barrel is shorter but that is a lot of difference. I wonder if it had to do with...
Forum: Black Powder
08-19-2008, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By bowbender6

RE: different primers different story

I have been using Fed 209A with no problems, they are supposed to be hotter. I had some in a red box that bulged and fell apart in my converted Traditions L-bolt, then I got some Fed 209A, same SKU...
Forum: Black Powder
08-18-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,397
Posted By bowbender6

RE: .45 Kodiak, BH209, CR & 200 SW WOW!!

I'll have to the 200 xtp. I have the 180 xtp. I just got this gun this Feb and haven't had time to play with a lot of loads. Now with BH209 it is like starting over with all the combo's
Forum: Black Powder
08-18-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,397
Posted By bowbender6

.45 Kodiak, BH209, CR & 200 SW WOW!!

Shot the Kodiak some more today with 200 grain Shockwaves but I changed the sabot to Harvester crush rib. 80 grain was a little more accurate than 120 but not much. The 120 grain averaged 2209 fps...
Forum: Black Powder
08-18-2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By bowbender6

RE: .45 Powerbelt BH209 results

Kodiak is a 4-12x Swift premier and Optima is 4x Swift
Forum: Black Powder
08-18-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By bowbender6

.45 Powerbelt BH209 results

Here are the results of today’s shooting. All loads 90 yards- 80 grains BH209- no swabbing. 175,195,223,275 grain powerbelts. It was interesting the Kodiak 28" was faster even though the Optima Pro...
Forum: Black Powder
08-18-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,296
Posted By bowbender6

RE: .45 BH209 Powerbelt load advice

Thanks Gander – I was pretty sure you had some .45’s . I will try the 223 with 80gr
Forum: Black Powder
08-18-2008, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,296
Posted By bowbender6

RE: .45 BH209 Powerbelt load advice

I am shooting them as we speak (I can shoot outside my walkout basement). I think there might be better bullets with a better SD but I have these left from last year and they load easy. I have shot...
Forum: Black Powder
08-18-2008, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,296
Posted By bowbender6

.45 BH209 Powerbelt load advice

Looking to try to get a lower recoil ( for wife and kids) .45 load using BH209 and Powerbelts any one shot these? How do they shoot? Probably 80 grains. I have .45 optima pro and .45 Kodiak. Guns and...
Forum: Black Powder
07-19-2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By bowbender6

TArgets Omega BH209 300BO & 250TMZ

First time shooting BH209 with my laminated thumbhole stainless Omega. I had the QLA removed and barrel recrowned. Not a great shooter with most bullets and Triple seven (1-3” MOA). I did get...
Forum: Black Powder
07-15-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,470
Posted By bowbender6

RE: Am I Crazy?

I have shot the duplex dead centers last year . Worked good – soft lead 175 gr bullet fragments but kills deer. I think your problem will be the sabots are concave and won’t fit together well....
Forum: Black Powder
07-07-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 69,740
Posted By bowbender6

RE: CVA Optima Powder/Bullet Combination

Chap- From the Savage you now this 300 BO is a great bullet. I just decided to try it in my other ML’s, If you don’t mind $1.00 a bullet and maybe some availability problems. Don’t to shoot it...
Forum: Black Powder
07-07-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,906
Posted By bowbender6

RE: Triumph vs Omega vs Kodiak Pro

I have about 10 ML’s, Omega, Savage, Traditons, Cva’s. All will shoot under 2” MOA with the right load and bullet. The Optima pro, I got on clearance for $225 with the Bergara Barrel and...
Forum: Black Powder
07-07-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,619
Posted By bowbender6

RE: SST velocity

With my .45 Kodiak 100 gr T7 1964 fps & 195 powerbelt,, 2002 fps with 195 Barnes MZ
Forum: Black Powder
07-07-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,444
Posted By bowbender6

RE: Hornady Low Drag sabot

The have shot real well for me with BH209, as long as the bore is not on the large side. They are the smallest sabot I have measured to date.
Forum: Black Powder
07-07-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 41,758
Posted By bowbender6

RE: Thompson/Center Superglide Shock Wave Sabot Bullets

I hard had excellent accuracy results with the Low Drag, 250SW and BH209. Every ML’ I got shoots them about 1”moa or less. I think there might be better bullet choices. I have little experience...
Forum: Black Powder
07-05-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 69,740
Posted By bowbender6

RE: CVA Optima Powder/Bullet Combination

I have an Optima Pro and Optima. They shoot most 250- 300 grain bullets with excellent results for me. I just started using Blackhorn 209 and it is the best. I agree with Chap about bullets....
Forum: Black Powder
06-30-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,823
Posted By bowbender6

RE: BH209 With Rem 700ML ???

sorry copmuter screwed up
Forum: Black Powder
06-08-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 731
Posted By bowbender6

More Homework BH209 Barnes report

More Homework BH209 Barnes report
Working with a gun for my daughter (23 old)- looking for a light load. Gun is Traditions Lightning Bolt. This gun you can screw on a muzzlebreak. I had converted...
Forum: Black Powder
06-08-2008, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,881
Posted By bowbender6

RE: Ok the moron is back with bullet/powder questions.

I need to get some more also, I see a shortage in hunting season once people start trying it. I have 2 jars left and my families guns are almost sighted in but it is not supposed to go bad. I found...
Forum: Black Powder
06-07-2008, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,881
Posted By bowbender6

RE: Ok the moron is back with bullet/powder questions.

Get some Blackhorn 209, 100 gr –(71 grains weighed). It has shot better than T7 in all my guns,( haven’t tried it in my Omega). No crud ring – no swabbing -no cleanin for two week – first...
Forum: Black Powder
05-29-2008, 08:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,304
Posted By bowbender6

RE: Getting BH209 to shoot

Blackheel - I would try the 300 sst (same bullet as 300SW) with the low drag sabots. They will load easier that the black ones from the shockwave. That will save you from buying sabots. You should be...
Forum: Black Powder
05-26-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By bowbender6

RE: Homework BH209 200shockwave.

Lee- That’s good to know. I am trying to keep recoil low for her. I have some great groups with (86gr BH209) Barnes 195 and 245 that I will post when I get time. I need a study hall period to...
Forum: Black Powder
05-26-2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By bowbender6

Homework BH209 200shockwave.

Working with a gun for my daughter (23 old)- looking for a light load. Gun is Traditions Lightning Bolt. This gun you can screw on a muzzlebreak. I had converted it to 209 primer. The screw in 209...
Forum: Black Powder
05-17-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,304
Posted By bowbender6

RE: Getting BH209 to shoot

The sabot ggauges worked better than a mic because the plastic is soft.

blackheel- The hornady 250sst with low drag is my go -to load ( cheap and shots well)with BH209 , groups under 2" and...
Forum: Black Powder
05-16-2008, 08:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,304
Posted By bowbender6

RE: Getting BH209 to shoot

The machine shop at vocational school where I teach in the process of having students make sabot gauges. .503-.506 to push sabots through to test fit. Just like in my Savage the sabot fit is one of...
Forum: Black Powder
05-12-2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 757
Posted By bowbender6

RE: bh209 wont work in a knight?

My buddy used it with no problems in his LRH. His revolution had a couple of hangfires with the convex breech .027 hole. He called Knight. They said you could change breech with no problem, maybe a...
Forum: Black Powder
05-09-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By bowbender6

RE: Help with Marlin ML-50

That looks like it and I think T/c makes a 209 conversion kit.
Thanks
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