Why is it that granulated powder seems to produce more recoil then pellitized powder? In my CVA Wolf 50 cal I have always shot Hodgdon tripple 7 50 grain pellets. I have always used 2 pellets bringing the charge to 100 grains. Since I cant hunt with pellitized powder in CO I thought I had better get used to shooting some granulated powder. So I bought Hodgdon Pyrodex RS loaded it up with 100 grains to begin with and wham what a hit in the shoulder. It was as much as my -06. (yes I always make sure everything is seated tight). The next shot i went down to 90 grains, not as bad but still more recoil. I then went down to 80 grains and that was about the same as 100 grains of the pellitized. I am just learning about black powder shooting so please be patient. I also tried both in my Traditions Tracker inline and same basic results. So I can only assume there is some difference in either the power of the powder or the burn rate. Any ideas? I am sure there is someone here who knows a hell'va lot more then I do about this.