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#2989403 - 10/19/12 03:53 PM Re: Powder vs Pellets...what do you prefer? [Re: tasaman]
Anonymous TnDeer Old Timer

pellets are for lazy dummys. good choice on bh209 just don't use ml 209 primers or you will have misfire , use shotgun primer. use gun cleaner to clean it. no water at all.
#2989405 - 10/19/12 03:53 PM Re: Powder vs Pellets...what do you prefer? [Re: Wes Parrish]
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Registered: 10/25/05
Posts: 3263
Loc: southwest iowa

 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
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.
Good advice. Federal or CCI Mag primers are the best choices for BH 209.

Edited by iowavf (10/19/12 03:54 PM)

#2989426 - 10/19/12 04:08 PM Re: Powder vs Pellets...what do you prefer? [Re: wsm]
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Registered: 11/27/11
Posts: 433
Loc: clay

I know lots of guys do but, I've never used the pellets. I've used Pyrodex RS, Goex 2F and Hodgdon Triple 7. I just like the loose powder.
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#2989471 - 10/19/12 04:48 PM Re: Powder vs Pellets...what do you prefer? [Re: ROVERBOY]
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Registered: 08/01/05
Posts: 346
Loc: Cumberland Plateau

Never used a pellet other than in BB guns. I use Goex FFF black powder in most of my guns and Goex FF in my .54s and .58.
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#2989740 - 10/19/12 08:17 PM Re: Powder vs Pellets...what do you prefer? [Re: wsm]
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Registered: 12/22/08
Posts: 779
Loc: putnam co

Used pyrodex then triple 7 and bh209. Bh209 is worth the extra cost.

Had good luck with cci and federal primers.

#2989859 - 10/19/12 09:21 PM Re: Powder vs Pellets...what do you prefer? [Re: fastbs]
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Registered: 11/15/02
Posts: 21487
Loc: south fulton

Ive always used triple7 powder then went to pellets a few yrs back. But all this talk about the the bh209 has got me thinking about switching over
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#2990080 - 10/20/12 06:11 AM Re: Powder vs Pellets...what do you prefer? [Re: wsm]
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Registered: 09/18/12
Posts: 1374
Loc: Tennesse

I must be lucky. I can shoot either pyrodex or triple 7 and not clean my gun between shots and nothing changes. I will say that using pyrodex the third shot is a bear getting down. But it still shoots accurate. Haven't tried bh209 and probably won't in my gun. As far as pellets or loose powder. I prefer loose powder. If a pellet breaks all consistency is gone. And I've seen how hard I pack mine and I'm sure I'll crush them.
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#2990272 - 10/20/12 09:52 AM Re: Powder vs Pellets...what do you prefer? [Re: Jcalder]
4 Point

Registered: 10/03/11
Posts: 464
Loc: wartburg, tn

My Cva wolf is very accurate with 777 pellets. I was going to switch to BH like so many have. But I got a whole box of pellets for christmas last year so I'll finish that box off first. Which will take a couple years
#2990323 - 10/20/12 10:49 AM Re: Powder vs Pellets...what do you prefer? [Re: wsm]
12 Point

Registered: 11/28/06
Posts: 6170
Loc: Old Hickory/Mt.Juliet, TN

I can't use pellets of any kind in my White--777 its the only thing I can use to get a good group.
#2991011 - 10/20/12 08:50 PM Re: Powder vs Pellets...what do you prefer? [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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Registered: 08/14/12
Posts: 229
Loc: Tullahoma, TN.

You'll have to bear with me here as I'm a side lock shooter, but i can't really see any advantage to pellets over loose powder, other than speed of reloading. With pellets you're limited to either 50, 100 or 150gn charges. What if your particular gun, like mine, prefers 75, 80 or 90 grains? Surely when you only have 1 shot to make count, accuracy should be way more important than speed of reloading?
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