First, understand that I'm very fugile. The inconservative language: I'm cheap.
I can get more bang for my buck by shooting loose powder. On the range, I shoot loose and have hunted with loose before the pellets came out. The biggest advantage I see, is the eas of loading in a hunting enviroment. Then again, I have never timed myself against a pellet shooter or had the need to do so. You will also find that the more shooting you do, the more you will use loose powder. I do a lot of Tradition shooting and you will never find a traditional shooter using pellets. I have observed that In-Liners use more pellets and don't really shoot all that much. My teaching load is 40grns. of 777. My hunting load is usually 95grns. of 777.