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January 11, 2013, 07:09 PM
Found Pyrodex P on a website and they refer to it as follows:

"Hodgdon Pyrodex P 1lb Can - Pyrodex® Pellets give muzzleloaders greater consistency and performance, faster second shots and less waste than ever."

Is this correct????

January 11, 2013, 07:17 PM
I wouldn't fool with the pellets.

January 11, 2013, 07:20 PM
Which one is the correct version????

January 11, 2013, 07:51 PM
I'd use loose powder. For a revolver Pyrodex P is recommended but I use RS with no problems.

Sure Shot Mc Gee
January 11, 2013, 08:32 PM
Never said what type of weapon you intending to use. (traditional or inline)

January 11, 2013, 09:56 PM
I believe he said on another thread a Pietta .36 but I disremember if it was a Police or Navy.

January 11, 2013, 10:06 PM
Pyrodex pellets for revolvers, as far as I know are only available in .44 cal in 30 grain size. I use them all the time in my Pietta 1860 Army. They work great. I wish they did make them in .36 cal 25 grain.

January 11, 2013, 10:08 PM
Can't comment on using them in pistols but I don't care for pellets in long guns.

January 12, 2013, 06:08 PM
I didn't want pellets, but every Pyrodex 'P' container I see online they refer to as pellets...?????:confused:

P.S. yes, steel framed Pietta .36 revolver...

January 12, 2013, 06:11 PM
Check this link out:


January 12, 2013, 06:59 PM
That's loose powder in the bottle. The pellets come in a smaller container.

January 12, 2013, 08:41 PM
Hawg, you use RS the FFg equivalent in your revolvers? .44 and .36?

January 13, 2013, 04:07 AM
Sure do. I use P when I can find it which isn't often but the RS works fine, maybe a little less velocity but not noticeable.

Strafer Gott
January 13, 2013, 09:45 AM
If you can't find P there is also select. Like Hawg said, pretty much indistinqishable burn rate difference.

Sure Shot Mc Gee
January 14, 2013, 10:08 AM
Don't use much pyrodex here. The way I see it. If wanting convenience. Those pre-measured drop in pellets are the way to go. If wanting a specific powder charge tailored for your rifles utmost ability. Granular Pyrodex than.

Always pay attention to your weapons manufactures guidelines concerning suggested loadings and the proper propellent/s to use in their products.