I've been trying out some pyrodex pellets in my 50 cal in-line (I know, the ultimate sacrilege). I just wanted to see what all the hoopla was about.
Anyways, I have been using 3 x 30 grain pellets, and the results were adequate. I then tried reducing to a 2 x 30 grain pellet load, and got wierd results. In both cases, I was shooting 385 gr. Hornady minnies. The two pellet, 60 grain load basically lobbed the bullet like I had thrown it, and the second pellet also went downrange, albeit on fire. There was no recoil. I got the same results every time I shot that load, and I made sure I had the pellets in the right way (black powder end towards the breech) and that the load was seated all the way. I'm guessing the first pellet ignited and went off okay, but the second pellet failed somehow, which don't make sense considering it never did that with three pellets.
Got any ideas?
By the way, which bullet type do y'all prefer? Which do you think is more accurate? Which is more effective game getter?