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Author Topic: Powder or Pellets?  (Read 4635 times)

Offline jessie

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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2008, 06:26:21 AM »
I guess it all boils down to. Use one of them and get to the woods.

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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2008, 04:51:55 PM »
 I have been using 2/50 gr. pellets of 777 but I am trying 110gr./777 powder and 245 shockwaves this year.  Haven't liked a lot of the bullets tried many, they seem to blow threw to easy so trying the shockwaves to see if they will stay in the boiler room and do quick damage.  Just hate walking more than a couple of yards to retrieve the game. You know the saying, "One shot. One kill".
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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2008, 03:29:16 PM »
777 Pellets, #13 cleaner. Quick and easy
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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2008, 03:40:46 PM »
I use pellets for the speed and ease. I would not be against powder and I will try it soon. I have been using Pyrodex but am told that it is very dirty and corrosive. I plan on using triple 7 in the future. Looked into the Jim Shockey stuff from American Powders but was told it discharges a poisonous gas when fired.
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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #34 on: October 15, 2008, 05:26:54 PM »
I'm pretty impaitent when it comes to dealing with the powder, I like the ease and less mess the pellets provide.
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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #35 on: October 16, 2008, 09:00:11 AM »
 -0078    777 pellets.
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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2008, 05:14:26 PM »
  A factory rep at TC told me loose powder had a better burn than pellets so I switched to american pioneer by Jim Shocky and I love it.

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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #37 on: October 31, 2008, 02:16:11 PM »
 I use two 50 gr 777 pellets and a 300 gr T/C shock wave in a T/C Omega, that's what I shot a doe and a coyote with already this year, last weekend. reloading is a breeze, but normally not fast enough to get off a second shot.
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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2008, 08:47:24 PM »
Powder...it's more accurate and you can custom dial what your gun likes.  My TC Omega likes 120 grains of 777 with the 338 grain Platinum Powerbelt bullets.
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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #39 on: November 03, 2008, 06:50:19 PM »
i still shoot powder, but when i run out ill switch to the pellets. other guys use the pellets they have no problems i shoot powder i have no problems, use up what you have then get more. the only advantage powder may have is you can measure in 5 grain weights and tailor a load for a gun. the new inlines all shoot pretty well with 150 grains but the old style hawkens and the like still have a pet load

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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #40 on: November 29, 2008, 11:09:15 AM »
If you are just using your muzzleloader a little bit pellets are the way to go there fast and easy to use you don't need to have a powder measure.  Great for the people who don't have time to shoot a lot.

For the hardcore hunter powder is probably better because you can experiment with diffrent powder ranges. your not limited to 50 grain loads.  Every gun shoots diffrent and if you want to find your perfect load, which could required lets say 120 grains of powder, you can't do it with pellets.

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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #41 on: November 29, 2008, 02:44:31 PM »
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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #42 on: December 01, 2008, 08:34:13 AM »
 -0078  I like the pellets like alot of the other guys cause they're quick and easy. -0078

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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #43 on: March 16, 2009, 09:14:05 PM »
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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #44 on: March 16, 2009, 09:19:29 PM »
I like pellets because of the ease of loading and carrying, but powder would allow you to taylor a load to your individual rifle. hard to make up a pellet load of 105 grams  --099-780
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