Good starting point for Zero.

Good starting point for Zero.

Postby WATCHDOG5803 » October 22nd, 2014, 7:03 am

I am going to zero my new Mountaineer. Going to use BH209 with Hornaday "Low Drag" 250 gr saboted bullet. Any ideas on how many grams of powder to start?
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Re: Good starting point for Zero.

Postby GMB54-120 » October 22nd, 2014, 3:19 pm

Well. i would not be using GRAMS, I would be using grains by volume unless you have a scale. Roughly 90GRAINS by volume would be a good start or 60GRAINS by weight. You could go higher but 110GRAINS of Blackhorn is more than enough for a max load in most guns.

You may want to swap out those sabots and just use the SST bullets. The low drag sabots are made for tight bores and BH209 is more reliable with a snug sabot.
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Re: Good starting point for Zero.

Postby WATCHDOG5803 » October 22nd, 2014, 3:50 pm

"grams" BRAIN FART on my part. Thanks for the advice! :mrgreen:
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Re: Good starting point for Zero.

Postby WATCHDOG5803 » October 22nd, 2014, 3:52 pm

Just ordered some 50 Cal. 250 grain "BLOODLINES". I think I'll be in good shape> :D
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Re: Good starting point for Zero.

Postby a1smokepole » October 22nd, 2014, 10:31 pm

You will like that bullet us 100gr or 110gr by volume of BH209.
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Re: Good starting point for Zero.

Postby WATCHDOG5803 » October 23rd, 2014, 6:39 am

Thanks!
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