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Author Topic: Powder or Pellets?  (Read 4662 times)

Offline TxHunter

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Powder or Pellets?
« on: August 01, 2008, 11:25:40 PM »
I've shot both on the range and could tell no difference in the performance of my muzzleloader.  I do prefer to take pellets with me during the hunt for the ease of quick reloading.

What is your preference and why?

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Powder or Pellets?
« on: August 01, 2008, 11:25:40 PM »
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Offline wibowhntr

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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2008, 05:20:54 AM »
Personally I haven't tried using the powder.  I use the pellets because of ease of having a second shot ready...which hopefully I don't need.

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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2008, 07:03:39 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 #3 on: August 03, 2008, 07:11:11 AM »
I prefer a powder, I use 777 with 250 grain TC shock waves deadly combination.
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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2008, 10:20:07 PM »
I use the pellets because it's always the same and it's fast to reload if needed
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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2008, 10:21:55 PM »
Pellets.  Fast and easy.
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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2008, 11:46:51 AM »
I use 777 powder.I have never tried the pellets and the old saying if it ain't broke don't fix it.

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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2008, 02:32:02 PM »
I use pellets.
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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2008, 07:11:05 PM »
Pellets, for the ease of loading.
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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2008, 11:59:18 AM »
 pyrodex 50/50 pellets with hornady 250gr sst-ml sabot  ;D

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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2008, 01:08:43 AM »
I use ffg in my 50x209 Omega and fffg in my 45x209 Encore , I do take pellets in my quick load , but you can play with the loose powder to find that golden load  .
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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2008, 06:30:53 AM »
Neither... I own an old percussion cap smoke pole, not an inline.
Getting hard to find black powder around here and the price is prohibitive due to shipping costs added on above the normal costs.

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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2008, 12:16:17 PM »
pellets are quick and acurate
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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2008, 04:09:21 PM »
pellets quicker and cleaner triple7 not as messy clean with hot water
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Re: Powder or Pellets?
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2008, 03:23:08 PM »
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.

 

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