Which powder is more accurate

RRK

Spike
Feb 7, 2021
65
KY
I will try and save you some trouble, I have a 300yd range here behind my shop there is and has been a lot of muzzleloaders shot here. Last week a friend of mine brought over a CVA Accura V2.

We did some testing with Blackhorn 209 powder behind the Barnes 250 grain Spit Fire TEZ flat base bullets, using Harvester Crush Rib High Pressure Sabots, with Federal 209A Primers. We shot several loads and the best load we came up with was "110 grain that's volume" weighed on scales that's 77 grains, we weighed every charge we shot.

We used a chronograph and the average velocity was right at 2000 FPS. Of course your accuracy will change using different bullet, sabot combos, as far as powder I wouldn't use anything but Blackhorn 209, I have seen a lot of powders shot here and the Blackhorn seems more consistent than anything with no Crude Ring to worry about. All though we did shoot a couple loads of Hodgdon Triple 7 FFFG that did real well also. Hope this helps.

All testing was done at 100yds.
 

Drahts

12 pointer
Apr 7, 2015
5,976
KY
I have shot Shockeys Gold loose powder for 15 years or so. In my Encore it shoots 1/2" moa. I have shot tons of deer tween 100-150 yds in the neck, it's that accurate. I still have maybe 60 loads left. Hopefully it will last the rest of my lifetime. I use it in my muzzle loading shotgun too and it does very well!
 

RRK

Spike
Feb 7, 2021
65
KY
I have shot Shockeys Gold loose powder for 15 years or so. In my Encore it shoots 1/2" moa. I have shot tons of deer tween 100-150 yds in the neck, it's that accurate. I still have maybe 60 loads left. Hopefully it will last the rest of my lifetime. I use it in my muzzle loading shotgun too and it does very well!
With that kind of accuracy and that many deer I wouldn't change a thing.
 

WaterDog88

12 pointer
Jul 28, 2008
2,054
Kentucky
I personally think ,most accuracy is lost ,when to much powder is used ,trying to get more range.Just my opinion and experience
I started having better results when I started loading down. Yes I loose range but it’s a muzzle loader after all. Most all of my shots are inside 100 yards anyway
 

Drahts

12 pointer
Apr 7, 2015
5,976
KY
With that kind of accuracy and that many deer I wouldn't change a thing.
I pray I never have to. But if I run out, I'll be calling American Pioneer and asking what product had that name and try it.
 

Ataulbe1

12 pointer
Oct 27, 2017
3,782
Estill County
I will try and save you some trouble, I have a 300yd range here behind my shop there is and has been a lot of muzzleloaders shot here. Last week a friend of mine brought over a CVA Accura V2.

We did some testing with Blackhorn 209 powder behind the Barnes 250 grain Spit Fire TEZ flat base bullets, using Harvester Crush Rib High Pressure Sabots, with Federal 209A Primers. We shot several loads and the best load we came up with was "110 grain that's volume" weighed on scales that's 77 grains, we weighed every charge we shot.

We used a chronograph and the average velocity was right at 2000 FPS. Of course your accuracy will change using different bullet, sabot combos, as far as powder I wouldn't use anything but Blackhorn 209, I have seen a lot of powders shot here and the Blackhorn seems more consistent than anything with no Crude Ring to worry about. All though we did shoot a couple loads of Hodgdon Triple 7 FFFG that did real well also. Hope this helps.

All testing was done at 100yds.
Very similar to my results. Good starting point if looking to fine tune. Mine liked this load best:
70gr weight BH (100gr volume)
250 gr Barnes spit-fire t-ez
Federal 209a primers
 


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