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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-09-2011, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Well today i shot my buddys and man the feel and the comb on that thumbhole stock lines your eye up just right.So long story short i will order me one on Monday i can get the stainless thumbhole with the one piece scope mount for 256.00.I have a knight disc ex. right now but the gun is heavy and a pain to clean.. My only ? does it come with the plug for the bh209.THANKS
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No but if you follow these instructions you should not need the BH209 plug.
http://gandersmuzzleloadingblog.blog...pem-clean.html
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Bigblock454 i have on hand 230xtp and the 250ftx with the blach harv. crushed ribs and the black smooth sabots.IF you have some other combo i should try in this rifle i would like to here about them.THANKS
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I sighted in a buddy's last week...Here is what I ended up with...
The load is 80grs FFF Goex with a regular green Harvester sabot and a .430 Hornady XTP 300gr hollow point...Range is 100 yards...




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Bigblock454 i have on hand 230xtp and the 250ftx with the blach harv. crushed ribs and the black smooth sabots.IF you have some other combo i should try in this rifle i would like to here about them.THANKS
Some other sabot loads to try out that i know work.

240gr hornady xtp, MMP HPH-24 Sabot, 100gr Blackhorn209

260gr harvester scorpion PT Gold, MMP HPH24 Sabot and 100-110gr Blackhorn209.

If you need help finding BH209 just let me know as i have a guy that will sell it to you for $27 shipped to your door.
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Well its on its way i also ordered 2 of the bps for the 209 powder.Big block455 what do you think about the 300gr. deep curls with the mmp hph 24 sabots.I want a bullet that will work for deer;hogs and elk.THANKS
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should do great accuracy wise as well on elk,deer and hogs.

I'd start out at 100gr and see how she does.
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You musta been over at HuntingNet...
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flintock actually mod.muzzloader but i have been there to just trying to get the info. from people that know.THANKS
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-12-2011, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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Do you have to use the breechplug lube on this gun also i read that sense i changed to the plug from western powders i need the tool to mate the plug to the gun i thought it just screwed in and out doesnt that mate it.
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