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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-10-2008, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Loose powder or pellets?

okay I am new to muzzle loading, what do you prefer, powder or pellets which give best consistancy and performance?

I use a CVA Optima Pro .50 cal

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-10-2008, 10:12 AM
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Powder is most consistant and better preformance. Pellets are less messy. For us as shooters it is a diff. of 1'' or 2" groups. If your shots are mostly under 100 yards it probably won't matter much. The main thing about pellets is to not compress them down so hard as to crunch the leading pellet in the barrel. Powder you pack down tighter.
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pelets

I like pellets for hunting know for shooting powder works good i use cva for long time i had no problems with pellets and i use a 240 xtp works good for hunting i cut holes at hunderd yards with pellets know with my cheap buck horn 209 mag .
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I also use pellets in my CVA hunterbolt Mag. never used powder CVA recommended Triple 7 pellets & powerbelt sabots so that is what I use
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thanks for the help and the quick reponse.

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I'm a powder man, black powder that is.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-11-2008, 12:17 AM
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Powder is most consistant and better preformance. Pellets are less messy. For us as shooters it is a diff. of 1'' or 2" groups. If your shots are mostly under 100 yards it probably won't matter much. The main thing about pellets is to not compress them down so hard as to crunch the leading pellet in the barrel. Powder you pack down tighter.
Well said. I go with the pellets because of the less messy part. I give up on accuracy a little but also I never hunt fields. Therefore my shots are typically within 50 yds.
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