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Old January 23, 2012, 11:15 AM   #2
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It's not necessary to load a wad under the sabot.
Many folks think that loose powder is always more accurate but that's not necessarily true for all guns.
That's because some pellets are densely compressed which causes them to produce their own unique pressure curve and velocity.
And using pellets can help to negate the variable of how much compression is applied during ramming that's associated with loading loose powders.
I usually load about 90 grains of loose Pyrodex P or APP fffg.
However 777 is probably the most popular powder and the new Blackhorn 209 is probably the cleanest.
Loading 2 pellets is a good place to start and then later after sighting in you can compare the performance to similar loads of loose powder.

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