Interesting! I checked last night and there wasnt any. I bought 2 cans a couple weeks ago when it showed up for a short time. Those did arrive so I'm confident yours will as well. I'm really curious if Hodgdon got some feedback from shooters and they did another run... they stated they would only do 1 this year, but if mroe powder is showing up, its being created somewhere... either that or they didnt ship out all they made from the first run.I read that Blackhorn had been bought. Interesting enough, I just bought some on Cabelas website, like 5 minutes ago....here’s hoping I don’t get an email telling me it’s out of stock.
Well, to be fair alot of people love 777. I tried it and it was terribly inaccurate. It was as filthy as Pyrodex and required the same swabbing between shots as with Pyro. Unfortunately, even swabbing between shots groups were 2 to 3x the size of Pyro groups. IDK why... it was terrible. I gave up after a couple dozen shots, tried a test group with normal Pyro RS and got a nice 1.5" group. People next to me were using 777 as well and they couldnt keep hits on the box they were shooting, let alone anywhere near the bullseye.I appreciate all the help. It’s interesting because CVA recommends the IMR Whitehots in their Accura s. What are the issues you all have had with whitehots or Triple 7?
In this heat, you will be fine with normal 209s... but come hunting time, you will want the 209Ms. I still have that partial box I traded you for... if you want / need them back hollar. I worked out a different trade and got 200 209Ms from a guy who mistakenly bought mags and needed normal 209s.I also bought BH209 today from Cabelas. Never used it. I'll be testing BH209, 777, and FFF black. Loose and pellets. And I'll start with what has been working for others. I think it is best to test the advice rather than starting blind.
I also bought BH209 today from Cabelas. Never used it. I'll be testing BH209, 777, and FFF black. Loose and pellets. And I'll start with what has been working for others. I think it is best to test the advice rather than starting blind.
Working loads up is the best part of the ML world IMO. I'm sure I could have played around more to get a tight group, but like my Dad would always tell me...."If it isn't broke, don't try and fix it". I've had great accuracy and killed many animals using 777 FFF and have stayed with that load for over 10 years. Works for me and my rifles, so I'm not messing with the loads anymore.When I got my CVA Accura .50 I tried 777, Prodex, and BH209. The Blackhorn gave me my best accuracy with the Barnes 250 grain T-EZ bullets that I was shooting along with very little velocity spread over my chronograph.
As they say, you need to find the combination of powder, load, and bullet to see what works best for you.
In my Thompson Center Triumph it is the 300 grain .501 Thor bullets over 100 grains of Pyrodex.