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#2988854 - 10/19/12 10:09 AM Powder vs Pellets...what do you prefer?
ngpirtle
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I just purchased a Thompson Center Impact and am debating what type of load to go with. For those with experience with either or both, do you prefer to use black powder or Pyrodex pellets?
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#2988859 - 10/19/12 10:12 AM Re: Powder vs Pellets...what do you prefer? [Re: ngpirtle]
Wes Parrish
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Do yourself a big favor from the get-go:

Go with Blackhorn 209 Powder (only available in powder).
Buy regular Federal 209 shotgun primers to ignite it (not those "muzzleloader" 209 primers).

You will get much better accuracy and have a much easier time keeping your muzzleloader clean.

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#2988864 - 10/19/12 10:16 AM Re: Powder vs Pellets...what do you prefer? [Re: Wes Parrish]
pressfit
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I have used the pyrodex for years and years, got some pellets and really like the simplicity of them.. never noticed any accuracy or firing difference..
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#2988876 - 10/19/12 10:22 AM Re: Powder vs Pellets...what do you prefer? [Re: pressfit]
ngpirtle
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Wes- whats the difference in shotgun primers and mloader primers?
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#2988878 - 10/19/12 10:27 AM Re: Powder vs Pellets...what do you prefer? [Re: ngpirtle]
Wes Parrish
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Blackhorn 209 powder was specifically made to be used with regular shotgun primers. That's all I know, other than it doesn't ignite consistently with "muzzleloader" primers.

The main reason I'm recommending the Blackhorn 209 is because it is so much "cleaner", i.e. you don't have to clean your barrel between shots, and clean-up after a day at the range is quick and easy. It's a side benefit that it is also more accurate than anything else you might consider.

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#2988893 - 10/19/12 10:38 AM Re: Powder vs Pellets...what do you prefer? [Re: Wes Parrish]
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i shot pellets for years and got decent results, it was much easier to keep up with and load.....

HOWEVER

Switched to BH209 this year and found it to be much less fickle and much more consistent. Wont be going back.

While i know the OP was loose vs Pellets i will say i had issues with the pellets breaking while loading which was causing some of the inconsistencies.
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#2988898 - 10/19/12 10:41 AM Re: Powder vs Pellets...what do you prefer? [Re: REN]
ngpirtle
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Im gonna go with BH209, thanks everyone for your quick responses!
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#2988944 - 10/19/12 11:11 AM Re: Powder vs Pellets...what do you prefer? [Re: ngpirtle]
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Pellets here!
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#2988959 - 10/19/12 11:20 AM Re: Powder vs Pellets...what do you prefer? [Re: RussellvilleRob]
tasaman
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Good choice on the BH209.
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#2989402 - 10/19/12 03:52 PM Re: Powder vs Pellets...what do you prefer? [Re: tasaman]
wsm
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BH 209 all the way.
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