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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-12-2011, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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Firestorm with pellets ?

I have a F/Storm I hunt with and only used Goex BP and PRB,s.Have any of you all used the pellets with PRB,s?I hear alot of people using them with conicals and sabots but not with PRB,s.I picked some Pyrodex 50/50 pellets up at Wal-Mart cause it was bein discounted and figured I,d try it.
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Re: Firestorm with pellets ?

The pellets are for in line muzzys with a primer to light them off, I use triple seven with some 4f down the barrel first and get good ignition , this may work with pellets but i never tried them ! I use the triple seven because it burns much cleaner .
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Re: Firestorm with pellets ?

If you are using Goex and it works, why change. The pellets have a hole in them and are designed for the in lines. I don't know any one who shoots a flinter who uses pellets.
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Re: Firestorm with pellets ?

i have been using triple seven 100gr(2 pellets)with round balls and 4f for ignition. I haven't had any problems yet with the load and shoots where I'm pointing.
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Re: Firestorm with pellets ?

My brother has a firestorm, and just uses two triple seven pellets. He does however use a bullet with a sabot. It goes off just as fast as my Lyman GPR with goex, and it shoots lights out. It works for him.

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Re: Firestorm with pellets ?

I sometimes use PRB in my firestorm , but not pellets.
85 grains of 2F , and now 90 grains.
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Re: Firestorm with pellets ?

I don't know about the Firestorm, but my lyman deerstalker has a powder chamber that is much smaller than a powder pellet, so it wouldn't seat to begin with. Ive had a caplock for over thirty years that used pyrodex rs, and the only benifit was you could shoot about all day without fouling buildup. I think blackpowder is much easyer when it comes time to clean.

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Re: Firestorm with pellets ?

To my knowledge,the Firestorm is the first f/lock designed to be able to shoot the pellets as a option.I could have bought the 777 pellets too but their ignition is supposed to be too poor in the F/storm.Traditions PA Pellet is also a f/lock rifle now designed to be able to handle the pellets.Both T/C and Traditions only recommend the Pyrodex pellets.
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Re: Firestorm with pellets ?

Never had an issue with pellets. Put a 30/50 in and 4f pan....instantaneous.

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Re: Firestorm with pellets ?

I have a tc firestorm and never had a problem with the pyrodex pellets going off only used 2
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