Blackhorn 209 is a low residue, high performance propellant made for muzzleloaders and black powder cartridges. It is engineered to consistently shoot at higher velocities and with greater accuracy than any other muzzleloader powder available today. In fact, if you compare the advantages of Blackhorn 209, you will quickly see there are nine areas where Blackhorn 209 simply smokes the competition:
1. Superior Ballistics and Unbeatable Accuracy
At volume equivalents, Blackhorn 209 is ballistically superior to other muzzleloading propellants. It consistently delivers higher velocities and remarkable accuracy – something every shooter expects but has rarely experienced with other propellants. When using Blackhorn 209, your muzzleloader will consistently perform at peak levels of accuracy. With the industry’s lowest standard deviations, you can count on Blackhorn 209 for precise performance and repeatable results.
2. Extremely Low Residue
Blackhorn 209 is the first and only muzzleloading propellant that is specifically designed to be free of solid and sticky residues. This revolutionary feature assures that Blackhorn 209 will not leave a crud ring in your barrel that can damage sabots and affect accuracy.
3. No Swabbing Between Shots
Tight-fitting sabot/bullet combinations are recommended to achieve the highest levels of performance. Many shooters avoid these projectiles due to the difficulty in loading a second or third round because of residue in the barrel. With Blackhorn 209, multiple shots can be easily loaded without the inconvenience of swabbing the barrel.
4. Easy Breech Plug Removal
Blackhorn 209’s low residue composition allows breech plugs to be easily removed. While it is not necessary to remove and clean the breech plug immediately after use, it is a good practice to frequently remove all primer fouling from the breech plug to maintain consistent ignition. See our Breach Plug Cleaning.
5. No Special Primers Required
STANDARD 209 shotshell primers are recommended for Blackhorn 209. Best results can be expected from CCI 209M and Federal 209A primers. Special muzzleloading primers such as Winchester Triple 7 and Remington Clean Bore ARE NOT RECOMMENDED. See our Primer Recomendations.
6. Not Affected by Temperature or Humidity
Blackhorn 209 is virtually non-hygroscopic. Changes in temperature or humidity do not affect performance. Blackhorn 209 will not setup or degrade like some other propellants. Shelf life is essentially unlimited.
7. Uniform Size – “Good to the last shot”
Uniform granular size ensures consistent performance from the first shot to the last shot in every bottle of Blackhorn 209. Blackhorn 209 does not contain fines and will not separate like other muzzleloading propellants.
8. Cleans with Regular Solvents
Blackhorn 209 is virtually free of solid residue. Only a thin film of soot remains in the barrel. After using Blackhorn 209, your barrel can easily be cleaned with a standard oil-based solvent. We recommend either Montana X-Treme’s Blackhorn 209 Cleaning Solvent, which is specifically formulated for Blackhorn 209, or Montana X-Treme’s Cowboy Blend Solvent. Using water or other muzzleloading solvents to clean your barrel is not recommended.
9. Extended Shelf Life
In contrast to other muzzleloading propellants, Blackhorn 209 will remain consistent and reliable for an extended period of time when properly stored.