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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-14-2015, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Best deer load for Traditions pellet?

Hi guys:
I m getting ready to sight in and was wondering what loads are ur favorites. I have some Hornady sabots 250 gr. and some triple seven pellets, but I was wondering what loose triple seven powder to buy the 2F or 3F to go with the ffff black powder prime? Thanks in advance, Jim Reilly
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-14-2015, 11:23 PM
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Re: Best deer load for Traditions pellet?

Jim,

If it is the Pa. Pellet flintlock, you will have a tough time at reliable ignition with substitutes.

To make subs reliable with a flintlock, put 5-10 gr. black powder down the bore before the sub. It will increase your reliability with flint.

Or just get some 3Fg black powder for both bore and prime. Leave the substitute for Inlines!

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Re: Best deer load for Traditions pellet?

The pellet is touted to be designed to ignite pellets reliably. I am not convinced.

You can't go wrong with 2fg powder or moderate loads of real black powder......

frankly, 80 grains of 2fg would be more than adequate with a patched round ball. A 250 grain bullet would be good over 70 grains.
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