"Pellets is rookie stuff and more expensive to shoot".
What is REALLY expensive is missing the wall-hanger of a lifetime stuck on something that works for someone else. If I get a trophy with a bow, crossbow, cap & ball musket, in-line, using Swiss, or Goex, .50 or .54 cal, pellets or powder, etc. etc. etc. Is that animal concerned with what I got them with?
There is NO MORE (or less) HONOR in taking an animal with whatever you have, (doing your homework & to the best of your ability), with modern tools/equipment/powder.
Are we saying, there is more honor in using a bow and arrow vs. crossbow? More honor using iron sights on a musket with Goex? Using pellets rather than loose powder? Maybe more honor in using a musket cap or #11 than a .209? Using technology is "rookie stuff"?
USE WHAT WORKS FOR YOU AND WHAT YOUR GUN LIKES!