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Pellet or powder?

What do you shoot powder or pellet? I’m have been using pellets 100gr triple 7 but think I might try powder this year and rip a few through the coronagraph and just see what the difference is.

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Consistancy

I have found that powder is more consistent in velocity and ignition. The only advantage I have found in pellets is that I do not have to use a powder measure. Which made me ask... am I really that lazy? I use speed shells so in the field it makes no difference at all, actually I can load powder just as fast.  

But pellets rarely fail to ignite. I have only had one misfire with well over 100 shots, but then again I have never had a misfire with powder (because of the powder... I have had caps not go off) after muzzleloading for 25 years.

To each his own. Good shooting!

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Revhoover you made some

Revhoover you made some really good points there, am I really that lazy that I can't us poweder. Thats it I'm trying poweder this year!

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Pellets are ilegal in all the

Pellets are ilegal in all the states that I hunt in so I don't even bother looking at them.

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2 x 50gr Pyrodex for me

2 x 50gr Pyrodex for me

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Do you want accuracy from the

Do you want accuracy from the first shot, all the way through the next 15- 20 rounds?

Blackhorn209 is THE best black powder sub on the market you can buy today. The accuracy is just down right amazing, consistent and powerful.  You NEVER have to swab between shots. I have fired 60 shots out of my muzzleloader and never had any tightness. 3 of us on the range today with a CVA Apex, CVA Optima and CVA Accura V2 just ate up a can of Blackhorn209 and the rifles are deadly accurate. My 62 year old father shooting 90gr BH209, 300gr Powerbelt Platinums @ 100 yards was putting them into a tight 1 1/2 3 shot cluster! And mind you, That is with Open Sights.

My Optima at 100 yards with 100gr Blackhorn209 and the 245gr powerbelt aerotips.

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That's smoking good acuracy,

That's smoking good acuracy, pun intended. LOL

I'll have to look into the Blackhorn powder. Do you order it or does your local gun shop sell it.? I don't remember seeing it around here.

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I used to use 3 of the

I used to use 3 of the pellets in my inline when they first came out. 150 grains of shoulder thumpin power. Now days I switched back to the old sidelock with 80-100 grains of powder. Now that some states have made it illegal to use the pellets in the normal muzzleloader season I strictly use powder.

I've had problems with humidity and moisture with the pellets, causing them to swell. Not too fun to shoot after this happens and kind of dangerous.

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buckhorn

I think I might switch to buckhorn this year or try the new white hots that are out.

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I have tried both powder and

I have tried both powder and pellets and like both. Powder I will have to agree seems more consistant and what fun would we be missing by not getting out the horn to fill up the old smokepole.

 

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Having shot triple 7 pellets

Having shot triple 7 pellets and powder for years, a buddy gave me some Buckhorn to try. I have made the switch to Buckhorn powder-- Great clean shooting powder the only way to go

 

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