Dang, I never load mine with less than a magnum (3 50gr pellets) and a 295 powerbelt! 1 1/2" shot pattern at 100 yrds. It packs a wallop, and my reasoning is you never know what you will encounter with that one shot opportunity! I use the 777's and have put mine where it counts on each kill, and never had to track a kill. Maybe Im over doing it, but I'm telling you the Wolf is an awesome black powder gun for the price. I have mine camoed out with a 2-9 with 50mm reticle.
I dropped a 180 pound buck at 150 yrds last year and he didnt even kick when he hit the ground!
BTW, I tried in vain to shoot a Hornaday sabot, and couldnt even get a consisitent group out of it, so I think powerbelts were designed, or at least the Wolf was designed around the powerbelt sabot. Wont shoot anything else!