Measured vs. Pre-measure

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by Sand_Squid, May 13, 2012.

  1. Sand_Squid

    Sand_Squid New Member

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    What do you folks prefer measured powder or the the pre-measured stuff.
    I do a lot of reloading myself hand guns and rifles so I do know the benefits of measuring powder just wondering what people prefer and why.
    Please and thank you.
     
  2. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    I use per measured pellets, not sure if I'm correct in that. My friend uses loose powder, he shoots 90 grains of powder with a .50 cal 240 grain round, I use 100gr powder with a 300 grain round. Might bump to 150 grains of powder...
     

  3. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    Never used pellets (if that is, in fact, what u r referring to). Can't remember the last time I used Pyrodex.
     
  4. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    For years i used 100 grains Pyrodex RS and two 50 grain Pyrodex pellets interchangeably in my CVA guns. Both loads shot to the same point of aim. Velocity is 1,700-1,750 fps when used with a 240-250 grain saboted bullet.
     
  5. St8LineGunsmith

    St8LineGunsmith New Member

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    I always measure my own loads.
    I shoot side locks and revolvers and pellets are not regarded for either.