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PYRODEX Pyrodex® .44/.45 Caliber 30-Grain Pellets – 100 Pellets Per Box

Cap and Ball revolvers just entered the modern age. No flask or spout, no loose powder mess: loading has never been cleaner or easier. These 30 grain volume pellets are intended for use in 44 or 45 caliber cap and ball revolvers. Simply drop the pellets down the bore (ignition strip towards the bottom) seat the bullet and you're ready to shoot. 100 pellets per package. Available: 30-grain pellets.
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Do you still use the wonder wads with these pellets ?

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The Pyrodex® .44/.45 Caliber 30-Grain Pellets are a substitute for the loose powder in a black powder revolver. If you have used the wonder wads with your loose powder, then you should use them with the Pyrodex as well.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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Yes- the purpose of the wad is to seal the powder in and provide maximum thrust for the ball without loosing gas combustion pressure like you would with out the wads.
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absolutely! A chain-fire is something you never want to experience. Drop in a pellet, seat a wonder wad, followed by a .451 or .454 round ball.
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answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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In the instructions that come with the pellets, wads, patches, or buttons are recommended. As well, I went shooting a couple of weekends ago with these pellets and did use the wads. I would recommend them simply because the possibility of a chain fire, which the wads are aimed at preventing, still exists even with these pellets. Plus, the wads tend to keep the gun cleaner.
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I know its best to use something to prevent chain firing so I would say whatever you used with powder use with the pellets. I have read that using lubed felt wads helps maintain consistent shots. A lube felt wad ensures a tight gas seal leading to higher velocities. Mostly I load Pyrodex pellet or powder, wad, ball. Sometimes at the range I load pellet, ball, and cover ball with Bore Butter or Crisco.

To be safe use at least one of the following; Wad, grease like Bore Butter Crisco etc, or wonder wads. Its cheap insurance against the dreaded chain fire.
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answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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Yes I do. they're very effective and necessary.checking around Cabela's has the lowest price on this item..
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Will these work with the Pietta 1858 NEW MODEL ARMY .44 cal Remington

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The Pyrodex .44/.45 Caliber 30-Grain Pellets – 100 Pellets Per Box, item # IK-213724, will work in any 44 or 45 caliber cap and ball revolver with steel frames, including the Pietta 1858 New Model Army .44.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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They did not work well for me in Pietta New Army. My Ruger Old Army eats them like candy. I am new to BP but have already learned let your gun teach you what it needs, seems each one is a little different. Give it a try and see.
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answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
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I use these in all the .44 blk powder pistol I shoot. Two of my friends use these exclusivly as well. No problems with these in any gun so far.
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answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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will work but is a max charge. I would not use as my everyday choice. Why stress your gun.
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Does this work in the Pietta Model .44 Navy?

Just was curious, I see in the other Q&A that this doesn't work in the civilian .44 but it works in the Remington New Army .44 for some reason. I was wondering why that is, and if it will work in the Navy?
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The Pyrodex® .44/.45 Caliber 30-Grain Pellets – 100 Pellets Per Box, Item # IK-213724, is not recommended for use in brass frame revolvers, half or whole, due to the pellets have a higher powder charge than those frames can shoot safely. We only recommend these pellets for use in steel frame pistols.
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it will work but it is over the recomended charge. I would not use in a brass frame gun like the Navy.
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The pietta calls for 24-28 grains yes u can use it but it will stretch the brass after a wile I shoot 24 grains and it's fine Get a 1858 full frame if u want to shoot 30 grains
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answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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Use In Pietta Model 1851 Navy Civilian .44

Are these pellets safe to use in a Pietta model 1851 Navy civilian 44? I have researched this, and have come up with differing answers.
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asked 1 year, 10 months ago
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I use them in my Remington Army and they are on the HOT side. For any brass frame I would not reccomend these. I doubt they would cause a Kaboom, but will probably cause additional wear & tear on your pistol. My dad won't use them in any of his.
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safe to use in any BP firearm rated for 30gr charges.
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I have a ASM 1860 ARMY .44 CAL REPLICA " BRASS FRAME"

Will these pellets work in my revolver or is the charge to great ? Thanks don't want to blow my hand off you know.
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The Pyrodex .44/.45 Caliber 30-Grain Pellets - 100 Pellets Per Box, Item: IK-213724, are designed for black powder pistols that are able to use a 30 gr charge. To find out what charge your firearm can handle please contact the manufacturer directly or a local competent gunsmith.
Because of liability issues Cabela's is unable to provide you with charge amounts for any firearm we do not currently sell and have a user manual available for.
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I asked the same question for my 1858 new army
but it's an all steel frame, muzzle velocity for
a all steel frame can take up to 850 fps but
obviously brass is softer, I'll answer when I
find out.
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Do you know the muzzle velocity attained when using these.

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Manufacturers muzzle loading data can be found at:
http://www.hodgdon.com/ml-warning.h...
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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The Manufacturers loading data for the Pyrodex .44/.45 caliber, 30 grain pellets per 100, item #-213724, can be found at:
http://www.hodgdon.com/ml-warning.h...
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Combine with a 50 grain pellet in T/C Impact?

I have 50 grain Pyrodex pellets. Could I use one 50 grain pellet PLUS one of these 30 grain pellets in my 50 caliber Thompson Center Impact inline muzzleloader (purchased from Cabela's by the way! ) for a total 80 grain charge?? Or are these 30 grain pellets too small in terms of their physical size? Thank you.
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In regards to the Pyrodex® .44/.45 Caliber 30-Grain Pellets – 100 Pellets Per Box, item # IK-213724, it is not recommended to mix powder pellets of different caliber sizes.
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answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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Hello, How well will these pellets work in my Steel Frame Uberti 1860 Colt Army .44 cal 8" Barrel

w/.454 Conicles or Balls & presoaked Wonder Wads 2000? Thank you
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If you can shoot 30gr of powder, these work fine- but may take up a little more room in the cylinder as you cannot and/or are not supposed to pack them down (break them up) really hard. I have doubts with the load you specified that they will fit in the cylinder... maybe take the wads out and load direct over pellet?
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