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Old 12-21-2010, 08:26 PM
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Hey guys. First post here. I just bought my new muzzleloader. After reading the manual it said that i can only use 130 gr of 777 powder. I did hear though that it doesn't include pellets. So in other words 150gr(3 pellets) is still safe and good. Anyone experience this or have any info. I appreciate it. -Rob
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Old 12-22-2010, 02:16 AM
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100 grs. 777 shoots real well in everything i hunt with, but I only use loose powder no pellets for me.
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:13 AM
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You've got it correct. You have to reduce your load by 15 percent if using loose triple 7 (to get close to 150gr pyrodex or real black powder). Pellets, however, and you can use 3 (150gr).
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:15 AM
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I just bought a Pursuit 2 XLT last week. I had an issue with my Omega and needed a rifle right now as the season was opening in a few days. I live 20 miles from Traditions head quarters so I drove down there. I asked about 130 gr. limit and was told that was for loose powder, 150 gr. with pellets is fine. I'm impressed with the rifle, accurate and very user friendly. When I get my Omega back from T/C it's going to be my back up.
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:28 AM
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Thanks guys.bsteve, they just emailed me back and said what you said. If you don't mind me asking steve, what bullet you using an gr. An what powder and gr.?
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:02 PM
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I'm shooting 250 gr. yellow tip Shockwaves with the yellow sabots, 110 gr. 777 ffg, Win. 777 primer. That's what I've been using in my Omega, except with a Harvester crush rib sabot. I haven't had time to try different combinations because the season is stii open. It shoots plenty good enough to hunt with. I took a doe with the Pursuit the first day i hunted with it.
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