The hype with the pellets is convenience. Drop and load.
Thatís true. Just make sure that you have two dispensers; 1 for 50s and another
for 30s. And make sure that you drop the black side down so the blackpowder starter
strip starts the pellet burning.
I pre-measure several charges and dump each one in an empty 35mm film holder (Free
from any place that processes photographs). Whether in total darkness before the
hunting day begins or when frantically trying to load a second shot without taking
my eyes off my target, I can simply flip the top and dump in the powder; NO DIFFERENT
SIZES, NO TOP OR BOTTOM, NO NEED TO LOOK.
I guess by now you have figured out that I really donít see any purpose to the
pellets. They cost more, donít shoot better, donít shoot any faster and are way
more complicated to use. Other than the saving to the beginner from not having
to buy a powder measure, (the cost of which one will quickly recover with the
savings of the loose powder) I have no clue why they even exist. I guess itís
like fishing lures and fishermen.
I do welcome your comments on the subject and will be happy to add them to this
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