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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-01-2015, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Traditions Pa Pellet

Hey y'all. I have been getting the itch to get a smokepole. Being new to the whole muzzleloader hunting I was wanting something that works well and is easy to maintain to be sure I like it. I stumbled onto the PA Pellet .50 cal by traditions. Anybody with experience with this one? Pros and cons? Thanks.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-01-2015, 10:35 PM
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Re: Traditions Pa Pellet

I have one a really like it. The best part is the breech plug... Makes cleaning easy
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Re: Traditions Pa Pellet

This will be my third year carrying a Traditions PA Pellet Rifle. No issues, no complaints and yes, the breech plug is nice!


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Re: Traditions Pa Pellet

I have one with the nickel barrel and black synthetic stock. I used it to get my wife interested in flintlock. It's a real shooter with 2-50gr pyrodex pellets and saboted 240 gr.44cal hornady XTP's. She killed several deer with it. Great penetration and all dropped where they stood.
I've heard some complaints of the bullets slipping away from the pellet powder charge but never had this problem.

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Re: Traditions Pa Pellet

I Just bought one Cant get the pellets to go off ??? Pan flashes but wont set off pellets ??
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Re: Traditions Pa Pellet

Try using a vent pic to clear the touch hole.
Also, make sure you do not have to much powder in your pan.

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Re: Traditions Pa Pellet

Pellets need more heat to go off, compared to blackpowder. So the pan charge getting there is the first battle. Pull the vent liner and check for any metal shaving that might be inside the threaded area of the hole into the bore.

And since you are using pellets, maybe open the vent up a little more. No trickle out of loose powder, if it is a small amount bigger. Using a 1/64" increment of bits, check the hole size, it's most times 1/16 (4/64), and go one size bigger (5/64).




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Re: Traditions Pa Pellet

Called traditions today unlike my TC you need to get some 4F in the touch hole and fill pan full !!!! Bingo 2 white hots and a 240 JHP 4" at 100 Now keep in mind open sights cover about 3" my old eyes just are not what they used to be .
Using TC flint get sparks some times but no flash but when it flashes it goes off and not too long of hang time .
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