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Old 12-17-2006, 07:55 PM
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Anybody here ever use 350gr 777 pellets in their muzzleloader? I have a friend that uses 3 in his Encore and his CVA. He thought I should try it in my Encore, but I opted against it after reading that no more than two 50gr pellets should be used. And I really don't have the need for it. Two seems to be enough.
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Old 12-17-2006, 08:10 PM
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Using two or three pellets is a matter of choice. Some rifles shoot real well with three pellets others not well at all. Its all a matter of seeing what your rifle likes, and how much recoil you like. If you wanted to shoot three pellets in your Encore, it is a rifle that is up to the task. Although the recoil could be a little stiff.
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Old 12-17-2006, 08:26 PM
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If you are completly happy with what you are using why change. Persoally I like Pyrodex when it comes to pellets but mostly I use loose since I burn as much as 25 pounds a year the differance in price is noticeable. Lee
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Old 12-17-2006, 08:30 PM
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I was more curious because I have heard some people saying that 3 would blow up the barrel. I am confident the Encore can take it, but don't know much about the quality of the CVA barrel.
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Old 12-17-2006, 09:48 PM
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The is certainly rated for 150 grains and depending on what CVA you shooting it too could be rated for a 150 grains of pellet power. 150 grains of T7 pellet power is certainly different than 150 grains of loose T7.

The Spanish barrel issue is an issue and an issue that you or anyone elsethat shoots a CVAhas to deal with. The bestthing to do is to follow the manufactures recommendation on the size of loads and the size ofprojectiles that can be used.

I know a lot of people use the 150 grain load but I can not for the life of me figure out why. There are few people more conscious of the trajectory and velocity than I - not that is wrong - I should say I am very understanding of the importance of trajectory and velocity and I have beenreally happy with the performance of 100/110 grain load of a T7. i see know need for the 150 grain load.

As Cayugad indicated one of the most common problems with 150 grain loads is accuracy... In most (not all) accuracy begins to fade @ 120 grains.

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Old 12-17-2006, 10:15 PM
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I agree, more than 110 to 120 grains and you generally will start seeing a decrease in accuracy.

I think with some people it is a "macho" thing. You know, the guys that shoot the 3gazzilion mega hootytoot belted magnum at ground squirrelsat 50 yardsand say that they love the recoil just so they can kill that sucker just a little deader than a kid w/ a 22.

Only problem is that with m/lers more just isn't always better, sometimes it is worse, as many of us know.

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Old 12-18-2006, 07:47 AM
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3 pellets is concidered a magnum load. Refer to your guns owners manual to make sure your BP can handle a magnum load. My BP can shoot magnum loads but i prefer not to. The 777's are an excellent choice.
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Old 12-18-2006, 08:08 AM
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When you guys are talking 100-120 grains of T7 are you talking Volume or weight. I use 80grns(weight) of T7. I think its a bit less then 100grns volume.

I just want to be sure that all the numbers you guys are talking are volume correct??
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:41 AM
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Generally we (I)always talk volumne so as not to confuse anyone...
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