4. This is a rhetorical question.....Why in the world would GOEX think that folks wanted such a useless product?
i can't answer that question. JSG and Pinnacle "sticks" as they are called are unreliable at best. To get them to work add 5-10 grains of BP or BP substitute or partially crush the sticks with the ramrod. When Hodgdon bought out Goex it stopped selling Pinnacle.
i have used Pinnacle granular powder since it came out in 2005-06. Pinnacle granular powder likes a tight fitting sabot seated very hard on the powder. Lots of folks can't make granular Pinnacle work because they won't lean on the ramrod and compress the powder.