collapse

Advertisement


Author Topic: What pellets for muzzleloader?  (Read 1684 times)

Offline gee_unit360

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 683
  • Location: Ridgefield, WA
What pellets for muzzleloader?
« on: September 12, 2021, 03:52:42 PM »
I recently switched from musket caps to a 209 ignition system. I usually use 2, 50 grain pyrodex pellets with my musket caps. Should I use the pyrodex pellets for the 209 ignition system? Or should I use the Hodgkin triple 7 black powder pellets? The Hodgkin Triple 7 black powder pellets say on the box that they’re specifically for in lines with 209 primers. The pyrodex pellets don’t say that. Does one burn hotter than the other?

Offline JakeLand

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (+20)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 3270
  • Location: Wet side
Re: What pellets for muzzleloader?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2021, 04:13:50 PM »
If you’re gonna use pellets I would use the triple 7 between the 2

Offline callturner

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jun 2020
  • Posts: 366
  • Location: nine mile falls Washington
    • n/a
  • Groups: nra
Re: What pellets for muzzleloader?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2021, 04:19:11 PM »
What type of gun?

Offline gee_unit360

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 683
  • Location: Ridgefield, WA
Re: What pellets for muzzleloader?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2021, 04:49:12 PM »
What type of gun?

Knight Bighorn .50 cal

Offline Dan-o

  • Past Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+22)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2010
  • Posts: 14285
Re: What pellets for muzzleloader?
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2021, 05:23:06 PM »
If you’re gonna use pellets I would use the triple 7 between the 2

@JakeLand

Why 777 over Pyrodex?

I've been shooting Pyrodex pellets for years, but have picked up some 777 pellets to try.   Haven't shot them yet.
Pyrodex pellets have always worked well for me, but I've heard good things about 777 pellets.

Thanks in advance.
Dan
Member:   Yakstrakgutp (or whatever we are)
I love the BFRO!!!
I wonder how many people will touch their nose to their screen trying to read this...

Offline gee_unit360

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 683
  • Location: Ridgefield, WA
Re: What pellets for muzzleloader?
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2021, 05:38:46 PM »
Sabotloader chime in at any time  :tup:

Offline JakeLand

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (+20)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 3270
  • Location: Wet side
Re: What pellets for muzzleloader?
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2021, 06:14:11 PM »
I run blackhorn now but when I used pellets I tried different ones and found the triple 7 shot the most consistent of pellets . But since going to loose powder ( blackhorn) I won’t change its super consistent

Offline Dan-o

  • Past Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+22)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2010
  • Posts: 14285
Re: What pellets for muzzleloader?
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2021, 06:15:30 PM »
I run blackhorn now but when I used pellets I tried different ones and found the triple 7 shot the most consistent of pellets . But since going to loose powder ( blackhorn) I won’t change its super consistent

 :tup:
Member:   Yakstrakgutp (or whatever we are)
I love the BFRO!!!
I wonder how many people will touch their nose to their screen trying to read this...

Offline callturner

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jun 2020
  • Posts: 366
  • Location: nine mile falls Washington
    • n/a
  • Groups: nra
Re: What pellets for muzzleloader?
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2021, 08:06:43 PM »
Can't run Blackhorn in the Knight Bighorn. I use Pyrodex select in mine. Or real black. Had too many bad experience's with pellets. I do use Blackhorn in my CVA though.

Offline JakeLand

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (+20)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 3270
  • Location: Wet side
Re: What pellets for muzzleloader?
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2021, 08:35:38 PM »
Can't run Blackhorn in the Knight Bighorn. I use Pyrodex select in mine. Or real black. Had too many bad experience's with pellets. I do use Blackhorn in my CVA though.
why not the bighorn? I use it in my disc extremes

Offline kselkhunter

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2014
  • Posts: 1388
  • Location: United States
Re: What pellets for muzzleloader?
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2021, 08:37:47 PM »
I used Pyrodex pellets and had some misfire issues.   After switching to powder, I'd never go back to pellets.  Pellets burn so dirty.   Blackhorn is obviously the cleanest, but even 777 powder is cleaner than pellets.   

Offline callturner

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jun 2020
  • Posts: 366
  • Location: nine mile falls Washington
    • n/a
  • Groups: nra
Re: What pellets for muzzleloader?
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2021, 11:26:29 PM »
Blackhorn needs a special breech plug and a 209 to set it off. The blowback from it in a bighorn could cause eye and head injury's. The Bighorn is a wonderful rifle when using the right powders.

Offline gee_unit360

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 683
  • Location: Ridgefield, WA
Re: What pellets for muzzleloader?
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2021, 11:55:56 PM »
The responses have me confused honestly

Offline Damnimissed

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 558
  • Location: Chehalis
Re: What pellets for muzzleloader?
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2021, 01:32:22 AM »
I’d recommend staying away from pellets. In your rifle, 777 ffg loose powder will be the most reliable and cleanest burning.

Offline JakeLand

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (+20)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 3270
  • Location: Wet side
Re: What pellets for muzzleloader?
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2021, 04:33:39 AM »
If you’re set on using pellets use 777 if loose powder still use 777

 


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

Please Delete by bustedoldman
[Today at 05:58:56 AM]


Andrews creek trail head by boneaddict
[Today at 04:34:44 AM]


Williams peep sight with front globe sight now fits knight by optic2
[Today at 04:21:34 AM]


2022 Season Dates? by Surfr716
[Today at 02:45:28 AM]


Deer dropping by AL WORRELLS KID
[Today at 12:46:28 AM]


How to remove Lorna Smith? by Humptulips
[Today at 12:31:32 AM]


Nosler 20 cal 32 gr HP Varmeggeddon 250 box close out blow out by JDHasty
[Today at 12:27:54 AM]


Lots of 7mmremington magnum in stock at Skagit Arms. by Dan-o
[Today at 12:25:20 AM]


Cool old German mouse trap! by AL WORRELLS KID
[Today at 12:25:05 AM]


Breeds for upland by J-Bone
[Yesterday at 11:18:24 PM]


HB 2110 Would Require a Minimum of 25% of WDFW Officers for Marine Enforcement by huntnphool
[Yesterday at 10:55:52 PM]


Who has THE BEST fish taco sauce? by KFhunter
[Yesterday at 10:31:28 PM]


FS: Savage 99 carbine 30-30 made in 1900 by robescc
[Yesterday at 10:29:04 PM]


Can you still duck hunt bass lake in Enumclaw? by 270
[Yesterday at 10:28:11 PM]


WTS: Davis Tent $2500, 14x16 w/4 frame, Poly rain fly and Peak Stove by fisheral87
[Yesterday at 10:19:50 PM]


Best Waterfowl Shotguns by HooknoseHunter
[Yesterday at 09:46:01 PM]


Post The Ammo/Reloading Supplies You Find In Stock Here! by dmoua
[Yesterday at 09:04:34 PM]


WTT/WTS Primos alpha dogg by raydog
[Yesterday at 08:49:55 PM]


Since we’re playing the wolf dog coyote game… by PolarBear
[Yesterday at 08:43:20 PM]


Is spring bear back on?! by idahohuntr
[Yesterday at 08:21:31 PM]

SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2022, SimplePortal