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Old April 29, 2012, 10:10 PM   #26
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typical non-answer answer.

when i get that response to a question, i further ask "why is it better?"

usually they don't know.
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Old April 30, 2012, 04:17 AM   #27
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Do I understand correctly....

....That they only come in one charge volume equivalent? 30 Gr?

That would be a problem for obvious reasons.

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Old April 30, 2012, 04:27 AM   #28
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Wait....

I meant one charge volume equivalent for revolvers.

I am assuming the 50 cal is too big to go inside a Walker chamber.
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Old April 30, 2012, 05:51 AM   #29
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when i get that response to a question, i further ask "why is it better?"
Because we can mark them up more.
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Old April 30, 2012, 11:48 AM   #30
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I am assuming the 50 cal is too big to go inside a Walker chamber.
Doc, The 50/50 (or 50 cal 50 grain) pellets measure .045" The won't fit into a Pietta 1858 chamber (I just tried), it doesnt lack much from going in though, so if the Walkers chamber is a little bigger they just may.
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Old May 2, 2012, 03:21 AM   #31
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Hodgdon does make .45/50 grain equivalent pellets but they're listed to only be used with 209 primers.
I suppose that a tiny booster charge of loose powder under the pellet could insure that it would fire in the Walker.

http://www.hodgdon.com/tripleseven-pellets.html
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Old May 2, 2012, 05:24 AM   #32
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I am about to render an opinion......

and it is only my opinion.

My thought is that for me, I will continue with loose powder.

If you go to the various distributer sites you get prices from 20.00 to 28.00 for a hundred shots. That alone turns me off.

You get one and only one charge. That charge would be right for a maximum of half of my revolvers.

It seems as though there are additional precautions with the pellets which imply that there are additional dangers.

I do agree that for some the advantages make them worth while.
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Old May 2, 2012, 11:23 AM   #33
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why would you want to use pellets in a revolver any way? They cost twice as much and just don't last long in storage.
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