Blackhorn 209 Black Powder Substitute 8 oz



Blackhorn 209 Black Powder for sale

Blackhorn 209 powder is Designed for in-line muzzleloaders with a 209 primer ignition system. This powder creates high velocities and unbeatable accuracy. BlackHorn 209 is the only non-corrosive muzzleloading powder. It’s non-hygroscopic, meaning changes in the temperature or humidity will not affects its performance (reduces misfires), it can be cleaned with regular oil-based solvents and does not require any special primer. BlackHorn 209 powder uses standard 209 shotshell primers. Because it’s non-corrosive, the need to swab between shots has been eliminated, increasing the amount of time in the field. 

Blackhorn 209 Black Powder Substitute

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  • Do not exceed the loads displayed in the reloaders guide.
  • Never mix any two powders regardless of type, brand, or source.
  • Never substitute any smokeless powder for Black Powder or any Black Powder substitute.
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Blackhorn 209 Black Powder 8 oz

All black powder substitutes are formulated to use the same VOLUME as black powder. In other words, you use the same measure at the same settings that you use for black powder. The actual grain weight (by weight) of the substitutes is usually different and lighter than black. Some substitutes such as Blackhorn and 777 are slightly hotter than black, and you will see “reduce loadings by 10%” on the label, but I’ve never had a problem using the same volume measure.

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Muzzle loader loading is in grains, not grams. There are approximately 65 grain per gram. 100 grams would blow up the gun. Also, the 100 grain designation is measured by volume only, not by weight. For Blackhorn, 100 grains by volume is actually 70 grains by weight. Is your gun shoots 100 grains of 777 by volume, two 50 grain pellets, then 100 grains by volume or 70 grains by weight of loose Blackhorn will work for you.

Blackhorn 209 Black Powder

Blackhorn 209 is named “209” because it requires a hotter ignition than black powder or other substitutes. It needs a 209 shotgun primer to perform well. Can it be ignited by percussion caps or flintlocks? Not really. Percussion caps usually get hang fires with BH 209. Flintlocks usually won’t ignite BH 209 at all. The Traditions pellet rifle recommends a couple grains of black powder for reliable ignition of pelletized powders.

Blackhorn 209 Black Powder best powder

I suppose this would be the same with BH 209, but I haven’t tried it, because one of the “don’t do it” warnings in reloading manuals says always avoid mixing powders. Using a couple grains of black to get reliable ignition from BH 209 is too close to that admonition for me to be comfortable doing it. BH 209 is designed around the 209 shotgun primer. My recommendation is just that – use 209 primers.

Blackhorn delivers great accuracy, velocities.

Blackhorn 209 Black Powder Specifications

Product Information

Quantity 8 Ounce

Delivery Information

Shipping Weight 0.765 Pounds
DOT-Regulated Yes
HazMat Product Yes


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