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HEAD0001 09-24-2006 10:32 AM

CRUSHING POWDER PELLETS
 
Do you fellows feel that you are crushing, or at least deforming your powder pellets with your ramrod? I have gone as far as putting a drill stop on my range rod, and I really think it helps alot. Wasn't the original reason for the pellets "full powder ignition", because of the center hole? Now it seems everyone uses it because of convenience. I think most accuracy problems that people have is due topressure differences. I also believe there is more pressure variance because of the misloading of pellets. What do you guys think? In most of my rifles I have gone back to bulk powders, It makes me feel more consistenet, and I shoot with more accuracy. Tom.

roundball 09-24-2006 10:44 AM

RE: CRUSHING POWDER PELLETS
 
Loose powder has always been more consistent / accuratefor me...tried Pyrodex P, RS, Select, and pellets...RS turned out to be the one back when I used Pyrodex.

Here's a thought...if you're going to take the loose powderroute and have to rezero your rifle anyway, you might go the final step and use Goex...it's outstanding...fast, clean, consistent,accurate...all I use in .40/.45/.50/.54/.58/.62 cals

cayugad 09-24-2006 03:44 PM

RE: CRUSHING POWDER PELLETS
 
You're not supposed to crush the pellets is my understanding. Just seat the projectile firmly on the pellet. I agree loose powder is just as easy to use, but to be honest, I purchased some pellets last year, and I have to admit I really like them in my Knight Disc and my Black Diamond XR and they shoot great.

Triple Se7en 09-24-2006 04:30 PM

RE: CRUSHING POWDER PELLETS
 
Don't seat them firmly after the bullet meets the pellets at the breech. Crushing them produces an air gap - which in turn raises bore pressures.

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