primitive penetration test
Wow what a difference.
I did a primitive penetration test between loose triple seven and a magnum triple seven pellet.
The 60 grains of triple seven 3F777 loose was about 30% greater penetration into some old books and news paper from about 10 yards.
I could feel and hear the difference, a definite crack with the loose powder.
I shot my Ruger .44 magnum as a comparison and it was about an inch further into the bundle.
The only difference was the powder all the bullets where Hornady .430 JHP sabots and the same for the .44 Mag.
The recoil was about the same as my .44 Mag with a 7.5 inch barrel.
This is the load I'm going to use next year for hunting after some more practice this summer.