Hey Bruce, very nice results from your Vortek. I always liked that gun ever since it was introduced in '09. I also used 777 pellets for 7 yrs before switching over to Blackhorn. They were excellent for me too, great groups and no misfires, but the crud ring after 3 shots got to be a pain. I never wanted to use loose powder, but after getting set up for the Blackhorn I found that it was just as easy as using pellets. And I gained a little more than 200 fps with the same 100 gr charge, that part I really liked, and the repeatable accuracy is great. But yeah, looks like you are dialed in for huntin'. GOOD LUCK!!!