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    Old school meets new school

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    I picked up a Maxim 50 a few weeks ago when they were on sale. Topped it with a Romeo5 to clear the moderator, and took it out to range. This is my first time shooting a muzzle loader, and itís something different. Managed 13 shots over a few hours. The moderator does keep the noise down, but it also keeps the smoke down, which in practice is good, but cmon, itís a black powder rifle, I want smoke!

    Lots of cleaning getting started, and Iím glad I used the Blackhorn solvent at the range. It is by far the most unpleasant pungent oder Iíve witnessed. You donít want to use it inside.

    Lots of fun.

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    Nice..

    So did you hit anything with it?....lol

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    If you can't hack that Sulphur "rotton egg" smell, give Pyrodex a try. A bit cleaner, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FortTom View Post
    If you can't hack that Sulphur "rotton egg" smell, give Pyrodex a try. A bit cleaner, too.

    FT
    Completely agree, made that change decades ago and never looked back. I’ve also heard good things about Powderhorn 209.

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    The SilencerCo folks recommended Blackhorn 209 powder, which doesn’t stink, it’s the solvent that’s something else. Its pretty clean burning. I was getting 3” groups at 50 yards so I may change from Hornady FPB to Federal BOR Lock.

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    Always wanted to shoot a Maxim 50, just to check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjd3 View Post
    The SilencerCo folks recommended Blackhorn 209 powder, which doesnít stink, itís the solvent thatís something else. Its pretty clean burning. I was getting 3Ē groups at 50 yards so I may change from Hornady FPB to Federal BOR Lock.
    In the back of my mind I thought I had that powderís name wrong. Most of the guys I know that still shoot inlines here have all swapped to it. Iím still using pyrodex only because I still use a Hawken .50.

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    I've been curious about these. Pretty cool.
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