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Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Southcentral pennsylvania
Re: Questions about these Pa Pellet flinters
I agree with mouser, I use only black powder in ALL of my muzzleloaders, weather flitlock or inline, it has worked for 100s of years so why not.
But to answer your question, the flintlock "pellet" rifles have the breech plug and chamber designed to accommodate the use of pellets, the "chamber" is slightly oversized to accommodate the pellets becaisethey should not be crushed while loading, the touch hole is slightly larger and angled to ignite the pellets, if you notice, the pellets have a darker section towards the bottom, kinda like a ring of real black powder to encourage faster ignition.
The removeable breech is nothing more that a more than a way to clean the rifle more thoroughly. All of these things are not really necessary, flinters have been working for many years without this new technology added to them.
But these rifles DO work, it's just in all what you want.