Keep in mind that dozens if not hundreds of these pellets were loaded into the bore of a cannon. Not one or two, it's hardly an equal comparison to what we call "pellets" today.Carbon,
You seem to be making a lot of faulty generalizations.
Also keep in mind that all gunpowder is "compressed".
Well ya, That's not my argument.It's plain and simple, muzzle loading cannons are traditional guns.
Muzzle loading is about more than shoulder fired guns.
P.S. Did I mention I own two cannons ?