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#5548281 - 08/22/11 08:22 PM Best load for Omega ?
WillB Offline
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Registered: 06/21/10
Posts: 119
I have not shot my TC Omega Stainless in several years. I was shooting 777 .50 caliber pellets (three of them) with 250 grain TC Shockwaves and getting 1.5 in. groups at 100 yds. It was fine for whitetail deer in the south where I hunt. I am going to Nebraska this winter to hunt whitetails and since it has been so long since I have shot it I was wondering if I should try some new loads. They made single shot rifles primitive weapons here in MS several years ago so I am behind times on the muzzle loaders.

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#5552722 - 08/24/11 08:31 AM Re: Best load for Omega ? [Re: WillB]
Reloader7RM Offline
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Registered: 09/20/05
Posts: 5552
Loc: NW La.
Will,

The best load I've come up with in my Omega has been the Barnes 250grn TMZ over 110g BH209 lit by CCI209M. That load produces submoa accuracy at 2115fps avg MV. Sighted 2" high at 100, it is 2" low at 200. The 250 SST/SW also shot well with the same charge at 2150fps avg, but didn't have near the same trajectory.

The TMZ in the yellow supplied sabot can be difficult to load in TC bores, but the Blue EZ sabot available from Barnes is very easy to load. I use the yellow due to the accuracy, but they are quite snug.

Good Luck,

loder

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#5552916 - 08/24/11 09:35 AM Re: Best load for Omega ? [Re: WillB]
dvdegeorge Offline
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Registered: 10/28/04
Posts: 14702
Loc: Western N.Y.
120gr BH209 Hornady SST 250gr with black sabot
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#5553350 - 08/24/11 12:16 PM Re: Best load for Omega ? [Re: dvdegeorge]
WillB Offline
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Registered: 06/21/10
Posts: 119
Thanks guys! I was wondering about trying the BH powder now I am going to.

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#5554510 - 08/24/11 06:49 PM Re: Best load for Omega ? [Re: WillB]
bea175 Offline
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Registered: 02/15/02
Posts: 25625
Loc: Kpt.,TN , Montgomery, Co, VA
The best and most accurate load in my Omega is Two 50gr pellets of American Pioneer Powder, Hornady 250 gr SST and the Remington 209 Muzzleloader Primer. Three shots touching at 100 yards. I wet patch in between each shot.
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#5555472 - 08/25/11 06:50 AM Re: Best load for Omega ? [Re: bea175]
LeonHitchcox Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 3633
Loc: Pikeville, TN
I use BH209 exclusively. My Sidekick likes 100 grain equivalent and my Omega likes 110 grain. Both loads under Hornady 300 grain XTPs in a Harvester Crushrib sabot. BTW, my Sidekick uses a Hubbard breechplug. Ben stopped production shortly after I got mine.

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#5555477 - 08/25/11 06:51 AM Re: Best load for Omega ? [Re: LeonHitchcox]
gunner500 Offline
Campfire Kahuna

Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 21882
Loc: Oklahoma
Mine likes 150 gns. 777 loose, and a 290 gn. Barnes sabot set off w/ a Winchester 209 primer.

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#5555829 - 08/25/11 08:38 AM Re: Best load for Omega ? [Re: gunner500]
southwind Offline
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Registered: 04/15/11
Posts: 931
Loc: Kansas
250 TMZ over 115 grain BH209. I really like this load, it is moa in my omega and love the BH209 powder. I'm using a std federal 209 primer

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#5556283 - 08/25/11 11:15 AM Re: Best load for Omega ? [Re: southwind]
dvdegeorge Offline
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Registered: 10/28/04
Posts: 14702
Loc: Western N.Y.
Welcome to the 'Fire southwinds...good load you have there too!
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#5572823 - 08/30/11 07:28 PM Re: Best load for Omega ? [Re: dvdegeorge]
Kimber7man Offline
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Registered: 06/29/06
Posts: 9614
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
I use a 245 spitfire or a 250 TMZ, both with the blue sabot, with 105 grains loose 777 3Fg. Gets me a hair over 2,000 fps and great accuracy.

FWIW I bought a jug of 209 just haven't tried it yet...
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