Black Powder Ask opinions of other hunters on new technology, gear, and the methods of blackpowder hunting.

powder or pellets

Old 01-02-2007, 06:33 PM
  #1  
Nontypical Buck
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,932
Default powder or pellets

I bought a new muzzleloader I used to use powder in my old gun. What should I use pellets or powder. Is one better then the other?
deerhunter1224 is offline  
Old 01-02-2007, 06:35 PM
  #2  
Dominant Buck
 
cayugad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 21,193
Default RE: powder or pellets

Since you did not mention the make of the rifle, I will guess it to be an inline rifle. The choice is up to you as long as the rifle has a 209 ignition. If you shoot a lot, loose powder is the way to go. If you're one of them that want a couple more days to hunt, then pellets will do you fine. Unless your loaded with money and just want to shoot pellets ... of course.
cayugad is offline  
Old 01-02-2007, 06:41 PM
  #3  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location:
Posts: 3,246
Default RE: powder or pellets

ORIGINAL: deerhunter1224

I bought a new muzzleloader I used to use powder in my old gun. What should I use pellets or powder. Is one better then the other?
Since you say you have used powder, just stay with it. Powder is cheaper, faster ignition and allows you to vary your charge for what works best in your gun. Good luck with your new gun, they are fun to get working and shooting right.
Chap Gleason Va
gleason.chapman is offline  
Old 01-02-2007, 07:04 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location:
Posts: 28
Default RE: powder or pellets

Is the powder cleaner?
EncoreJoe is offline  
Old 01-02-2007, 08:11 PM
  #5  
Giant Nontypical
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 6,585
Default RE: powder or pellets

No, it is not cleaner or dirtyer I use both and it boils down to the fact that the only real meaningful differance is the price except that some deer season onlymuzzle loader hunters find it more conveniant because it takes less equipment to use pellets. Lee
lemoyne is offline  
Old 01-02-2007, 08:59 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location:
Posts: 1,149
Default RE: powder or pellets

If you want faster loading go with the pellets. I see no reason to however. The loose is more versatile and cheaper. That's whyI don't use pellets.
outdoorslover is offline  
Old 01-02-2007, 09:23 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location:
Posts: 5,180
Default RE: powder or pellets

ORIGINAL: outdoorslover

If you want faster loading go with the pellets. I see no reason to however. The loose is more versatile and cheaper. That's whyI don't use pellets.
I dont think pellets are faster for reloading. Most of us using an inline when hunting, load up speedloaders so it doesnt really matter if its pellets or loose in the speedloader, still gotta uncap both ends and put the powder in. I know i will always use speedloaders with both my inline and my flintlock, cuts down on weight and items that you'd normally have to carry. Reason why i dont use pellets is, not legal in my state,to expensive, less shots, cant fine tune your load, did i mention to expensive? lol.
frontier gander is offline  
Old 01-03-2007, 08:29 AM
  #8  
Giant Nontypical
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 6,585
Default RE: powder or pellets

frontier gander, is correct, that is the way it is. Lee
lemoyne is offline  
Old 01-03-2007, 09:55 AM
  #9  
Nontypical Buck
 
alleyyooper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: MICHIGAN
Posts: 2,568
Default RE: powder or pellets

With the T/C speed loader with the bullet stuck in that starter, end you only have to pop one cap open to load loose. You don't have to look to make sure that you have put the right side down like with some pellets.

Al


alleyyooper is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
uncletj
Black Powder
16
01-14-2010 08:44 AM
Hoosier_Hunter1963
Black Powder
10
10-15-2008 10:48 AM
IndyHunter83
Black Powder
6
10-31-2007 07:37 AM
bwhunter501
Black Powder
4
11-22-2006 04:15 PM
statjunk
Black Powder
3
08-14-2005 01:21 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Quick Reply: powder or pellets


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.