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I am looking for a muzzleloader and I would like to know if anyone has comments on pellitized powder or lose powder?

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  • I am looking for a muzzleloader and I would like to know if anyone has comments on pellitized powder or lose powder?

    I am looking for a muzzleloader and I would like to know if anyone has comments on pellitized powder or lose powder?

  • #2
    I think it's mostly personal preference, but pellets make loading a lot quicker & easier.

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    • #3
      Each has its own merit. Pellets come in 50 grain pellets, so you are limited in loading 50 grains at a time; either 100 grains or 150 grains. Whereas powder can be measured out in whatever grain amount you want, thus tailoring a load for your muzzleloader. Note: Blackpowder or modern blackpowder like Hodgdon Triple 7 granular is measured in volume, it does not get measured in the same way as smokeless propellant used in modern brass cases.
      Pellets can be dropped down the barrel versus powder which has to be poured. The pellets are convenient and quick. Powder needs to be measured first than poured into the barrel which is a bit slower. A trick I use is: pre-measure the powder at home, put it in a container and you won't have to measure in the field, just pour and go.
      There is a gizmo that you put your pellets and bullet in, kinda like a cigar tube. You uncap the tube, put the tube at the muzzle and pour everything down the barrel. I quess you could do the same for powder too.
      I like using the powder.

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      • #4
        I'm speaking from my own opinion, so you'll have to decide for yourself and what works for you.

        I have had bad experience with 2 things when it comes to muzzleloaders; they are old powder and pellets. In both situations I have had my gun dry fire and delay fire...several times. I don't know which one was the cause, so I buy new powder every year. Downside - it costs more. Upside - I get more practice and have more confidence when I shoot.

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        • #5
          For in-lines use pellets. For side locks use powder.

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