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Hodgdon Pyrodex Pellets offer high consistency and allow for quicker follow-up shots. With pellets, muzzleloaders don't have to worry about spilling...www.midwayusa.com
I guess if you don’t shoot much and they work that’s ok, but by my math that’s just over $79 per pound plus shipping and hazmat. And people complain about the price of Swiss......
If boxes have a 100 pellets each, you are about $52 per pound. Saw 50 pellets in your photograph, but guess they are double stacked.I bought 4 of them and a couple of boxes of Speer round balls the total price was $136.43. Midway only charges $11.99 for Hazmat and the shipping was $10.40. That would be around $89 for 4 hundred of them I think?
Thanks for posting that video.Dustin, of the "Guns of The West" YouTube channel did a review a little more than a year ago. He found them pretty consistent. I'm not necessarily advocating for them but it might be interesting to try a few.
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They will provide good velocity, even without stuffing them with 4f. The average velocity of a .457 ball is around 1050 in several 8” 1860s. I used pyrodex a lot before Swiss became widely available. It definitely gives more velocity than Goex...I saw a video of someone using Pyrodex pellets with a 200 gr. Lee bullet. He claimed to have filled the hole in the pellet with ffff powder. This was in a Remington steel frame. If I remember he claimed around 1000 fps. I could never find the video again.
I tried them and with or without a fiber wad, they suck. Even when hit from behind by a crushed cap they are hard to ignite and I even got a hang fire, which is not good when you are trying to shoot a stage during a CAS match. In addition, the smallest drop of oil or cleaning fluid will render them useless. If it's all you've got and you've got to shoot your cap and ball revolver them I wish you luck, but I will never spend money on those things again.I was at the LGS a couple weeks back and they had a box of Pyrodex pellets, 30 grain for 44 cal revolvers. So I grabbed the last box. I figure I could leave these in the truck with a tin of caps and some lube. Then all I would need to do is grab a gun and go shooting.
I have never used a pellet in any gun so this is a first.
A question for you guys that have used them, do you put a wad between the pellet and the ball?
Anything else I should know.