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Old February 28th, 2011, 01:55 PM   #1
 
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Pyrodex 44 cal. Pellets

I have been using Pyrodex P in my 1858 Remington for a couple of years and it works fine for me(27 gr.- Wad- Ball). I recently became aware that Pyrodex makes pistol pellets in 44 size. I bought some and used it yesterday with good results. I shoot in a "WoodsWalk" competition on Sundays in the winter and loaded my cylinder at home with the regular Pyrodex P-Wad-Ball and after the first 6 stations/targets when I reload I was able to take my pellets (with wad glued on one end) and slide them into the chamber, put a ball on top and ram them. I rammed them a little more than usual to make sure the pellet conformed to the chamber. They ignited fine and seemed to be no difference from the Pyrodex P aside from much quicker loading.
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 05:32 AM   #2
 
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That's all I've used so far is the pellets. They work great for me. Faster loading, no chance of spilling powder and very convenient. I do have a can of powder sitting around so I can always use that, but the pellets are nice.
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 06:55 PM   #3
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That's good news. I'll try some.
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I know I am a bit late to the thread. What did you glue the felt pad to the pellet with?
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Gluing wads

In the past I have used tightbond but I think I will use Dubro spray contact cement in the future(lay the wads on a piece of paper and spray them lightly). I found that occasionally the tightbond would partially seperate. Of course I was using a light coat of tightbond so a heavier application might work better.
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I started shooting goex black powder 3f in 1976 with crico as the sealer to prevent chain fire. I still use this even though many younger shooters laugh at me. I also clan with hot soapy water. This also works fine.
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I started shooting goex black powder 3f in 1976 with crico as the sealer to prevent chain fire. I still use this even though many younger shooters laugh at me. I also clan with hot soapy water. This also works fine.

Let-em laugh brother, I'm right there with you.
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I started shooting goex black powder 3f in 1976 with crico as the sealer to prevent chain fire. I still use this even though many younger shooters laugh at me. I also clan with hot soapy water. This also works fine.
+1 on the above
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I use(d) Cream of Wheat as my 'sealer'/wad . Crisco was/is just to messy.... Still clean with soapy water though.... Although in my Cartridge guns, I started using the Murphy soap mix which has worked well too.
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I love those pellets in my 1858 rem!Fast reload and more shootin!My 1858 is very accurate with them too!
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Anybody ever try those in a suppository pistol? I hear they work fine in the larger calibers.
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+1 on the above
Yep me too.
Took my 1858 Rem to the range last week after not being out with blackpowder for a long time. Got quite a few questions on the Crisco, even from the range officer. Seems it's becoming a lost secret for sealing.
But I'm cheap and it don't get any cheaper than cap, powder, ball, and Crisco.
OH, I did go HighTech in one aspect, no one around had any Pyrodex P in stock so I was forced to get some TripleSeven. Must say it worked well, but missed the heavier fire and smoke of Pyrodex or qenuine black powder.
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I read an article where a guy used Duco cement to adhere the projectile to the Pyrodex pellet . He then dipped the projectile end into melted beeswax . For the roundballs he used a drill bit to make a bit of a concave surface into the pellet then glued the roundball in place .
He had problems with the pellets igniting . So . He filled the hole in the pellet with 4f blackpowder and used a small bit of toilet paper and Duco to seal the hole to keep in the 4f. No more ignition problems .
I am not recommending anyone try this . Just stating what one person tried and his results. The article is in Backwoodsman magazine . The revolver was not a ROA .
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I started shooting goex black powder 3f in 1976 with crico as the sealer to prevent chain fire. I still use this even though many younger shooters laugh at me. I also clan with hot soapy water. This also works fine.
I am now under this name as I left he job where I used the computer and that name but I still like black powder AND CRISCO. THOUGH i ASMIT PEOPLE SAY NOW LOADING FROM THE FLASK AS i DO IS NOT SAFE BUT OLD AHBITS AHRD TO BREAK.
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