did a little range work with my .75 cal in preperation for turkey season, its not my first rodeo but wanted to try the Skychief load. for the last 10 years i have used 80-90 grans FF, wad of hornets nest, 1 1/2-2 ounces of #5 and more hornets nest. pattern was never to good but i use my calling and turkey hunting knowledge to usually get them with in 10-15 yards. i pattern my guns for 25 yards max which i consider worst case scenario. at this range i was putting 7-10 in the kill zone, drop it down to 10 yards and triple the numbers. went to the range today and use the components to a T to the Skychief load. best target i had 13 in kill zone, average was 5 to 9 pellets at 25 yards. pretty much what i was getting with hornets nest? am i expecting to much? i did notice with the heavy saturated olive oil fiber cushion wad that fouling was very minimal, i shot 15 times and each load went down fine. i did not check the pattern at 10-15 yards just 25 as i had high hope for a 15-25 pellet count which i now think is unrealistic? i settled on a 80 grain load when i went to 90 the pattern really started to open up. perhaps back down to 70? i was using 1 1/2 ounces of #5. from all the glowing reports i hear i feel i am doing something wrong which calls for more range work. i have killed a good share of turkeys with smoothbore muzzleloader and it is pretty much my passion.