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Author Topic: Powder or Pellets?  (Read 4640 times)

Offline lswoody

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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2008, 08:36:52 AM »
777 pellets.
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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2008, 09:38:10 AM »
Pellets.  Fast and easy.

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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2008, 07:18:01 PM »
You can't load fast enough for a second shot.  I use Jim Shockey Gold pellets. I also use Power Belt that is actually .50 cal instead of a sabot that is .45 cal with a plastic wrap on it.  I believe I use it in 325 gr but it might be 345.

You never got a second shot with a smokeploe? Pellets for me.
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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2008, 08:10:52 PM »
pyrodex 50gr pellets and TC 225gr Shockwaves.
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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2008, 09:02:37 AM »
Pyrodex pellets and 295 gr. power belt bullet.

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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2008, 11:03:17 PM »
It depends on if I'm using my traditions or my inline. I use both
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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2008, 03:33:07 AM »
You can't load fast enough for a second shot.  I use Jim Shockey Gold pellets. I also use Power Belt that is actually .50 cal instead of a sabot that is .45 cal with a plastic wrap on it.  I believe I use it in 325 gr but it might be 345.

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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2008, 06:35:00 AM »
NJ is the one where he had to go back to his truck to get more loads , really funny show . ;D
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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2008, 05:53:11 AM »
I like loose powder. Less expensive, you can weigh your charges to 1/10 of a grain, and you can use whatever amout your scale will throw. Within the safety guidlines set by your rifle's manufacturer of course. Way more flexibility than pellets.

Loose 777 for me for all the same reasons.

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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2008, 06:27:15 AM »
Sundowner, Yes it was that show..

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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2008, 08:34:06 AM »
Pellets no measuring, easy to carry, load fast. ML has same load and performance each shot.

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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2008, 05:25:19 PM »
I have used both powder and pellets and always return to the powder. I shoot 44 cal Winchester silver tips as their expansion rate is geared for whitetails. They never pass through and really expand and do damage. They are 210 grain 44 caliber in a sabot. I readily agree that the pellets are faster to use and easier to clean but for years I have used good old fashion GOEX in FFFg. A leading reloading book suggested this years ago and 100 grains of triple F GOEX works really great in my Remington in-line. I know FFF is for pistols but you will not believe how well it works in the long gun. All guns like different loads and different bullets and taking the time to work out the details pays off big in the end. It is much easier to tweak you loads with powder than pellets. Just my experience, good luck with yours.
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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2008, 09:15:42 PM »
Three Pyrodex Pellets with a .50 caliber aerotip bullet
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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2008, 02:48:32 PM »
Pellets less chance of over charge.

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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2008, 05:39:54 PM »
 Loose powder , less expensive and easy to load when in premeasured tubes.
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