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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-19-2016, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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PA Pellet Question

Hi Guys, I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to muzzleloading. I recently purchased a .50 cal Traditions PA Pellet and took it to the range. Using Triple7 pellets 2 (50/50) and a 250 shockwave sabot I achieved very consistent groups, however, I needed to use a bit of ffffg powder down the barrel prior to the pellets to get a consistent reliable ignition. Is there a problem using a small amount of ffffg down the barrel or is it recommended that I use fffg ? I am using ffffg in the pan and I tried to tap some into the touch hole but I received more consistent results when putting some down the barrel first.
Any help, insight or advice would be greaty appreciated.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-19-2016, 05:55 PM
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Re: PA Pellet Question

I think you would be better served just using FF or FFF loose powder for your charge. There is a reason in lines went from caps to 209 primers.

Also keep the touch hole clear, you want your pan powder away from the touch hole. I tilt my gun towards the lock side & pat the other side of the gun to get it there before I shoot. It gives less of a "fuse" type reaction and quicker ignition.
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Re: PA Pellet Question

Thank you for your reply! I was trying to leave a "powder trail" from the pan through the touch hole but you are suggesting the powder not really come in contact nor cover with touch hole, correct?

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Re: PA Pellet Question

I've been using the PA Pellet Rifle for a few years and I've always used loose powder, never trying the pellets.

And yes, you don't need a powder trail through the touch hole. The flash from the powder in the pan will travel through and ignite the charge in the barrel.

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Re: PA Pellet Question

I,ve used the regular pyro 50/50 pellets and have never had to use loose with th pellets down the tube.Never tried trip 7.
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Re: PA Pellet Question

Steve, out of curiosity, what type and amount of powder are you using?

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I'm at work, but I think the load I settled on was 80gr of FF powder under a round lead ball.

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Re: PA Pellet Question

I shoot a Traditions PA Pellet. My most accurate loads are with loose powder and round balls. I was originally shooting powerbelts but round balls are much more accurate in my gun.

Go to the range and try out some different options. My hunting load is different than my target load.
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Re: PA Pellet Question

I had this same issue last year with the traditions deer hunter. I had a real bad fuse effect when using triple seven pellets (2x 50 gr.) and 4F in the pan. After talking with a few guys they all agreed I should try regular loose powder instead of the pellets. Needless to say the results were surprising. Almost instant ignition with no fuse effect. I'll leave the pellets for my inline.

I now use GOEX 3F in the barrel and 4F in the pan.
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The deer hunter is not designed to be able to shoot pellets and is only designed for loose powder in pure or subs.
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