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Guess I'm only using the Optima this muzzleloader season #211075 11/03/2021 2:10 AM
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Muzzleloader season starts Saturday, and I haven't found any Blackhorn 209 for my Encore muzzleloader pistol, which is my primary handgun for hunting during muzzleloader season. All my usual stores have sold out of it and I let my dad borrow what I had for his muzzleloader. I know, "You should have bought some earlier in the year when it was available". Yeah, yeah, I know, but I thought I'd had an extra canister, and with everything going on I've barely had time to tend to even my regular hunting handguns, let alone the muzzleloading ones.

That said, I've got some supplies to sight in the Optima pistol. Since it has open sights, I'll have to keep to a relatively close range, but since I got two bucks last season and haven't been seeing many shooters lately, I won't mind being limited to about 30 yards.


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Re: Guess I'm only using the Optima this muzzleloader season [Re: Chance Weldon] #211078 11/03/2021 1:35 PM
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good luck with the MZ, hope you get a big one.


still Dave Thomas, just an alias so the gov't dont find me
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Re: Guess I'm only using the Optima this muzzleloader season [Re: Chance Weldon] #211079 11/03/2021 8:20 PM
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I regurally find it at Walmart. I normally snag a couple pounds after season when they mark it down.

Re: Guess I'm only using the Optima this muzzleloader season [Re: Chance Weldon] #211082 11/03/2021 9:00 PM
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Was Blackhorn one of the powders produced at the factory Hodgdon closed down?

Re: Guess I'm only using the Optima this muzzleloader season [Re: Chance Weldon] #211085 11/05/2021 12:16 AM
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Good luck and Iím glad to be back on here! Itís been awhile.

Re: Guess I'm only using the Optima this muzzleloader season [Re: Chance Weldon] #211113 11/13/2021 6:49 PM
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Blackhorn 209 is hard to come by these days.

Re: Guess I'm only using the Optima this muzzleloader season [Re: Chance Weldon] #211114 11/13/2021 11:28 PM
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If it jams force it! If it breaks it needed replacing anyway.
Re: Guess I'm only using the Optima this muzzleloader season [Re: Chance Weldon] #211121 11/17/2021 1:13 PM
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I took a good 8 with my T/C G2 209 x 45 ML pistol but I canít figure out how to post a picture. Help would be appreciated.
Thanks


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