lol yah.......... thats why we have been running 4-5 of them for years now... and killed a lot with it. same for pyrodex.
But if one needs cannon preformance...there ya have it.
RZ-the simple truth to pellets is they load faster and dont require the extras of powder dispensing/loading. Its a faster way to load and guys like it. Also, a pound of powder costs 20 bucks? I doubt many of these guys shoot M/L as much as you do. Typically, Id bet it comes out just before season, sight in and maybe takes 3-5 times out hunting.
I know your hellbent on smokeless....thats all well and good, but time is everything, and I know my personal expirience is I want to load it quick and be done with it. My last box of pellets? I believe was 21.00 not much of an expense.
Indeed powder is improved and one only needs look at the powders used in the light magnums of today. These powders arent available to the general public. The new pellets only needing 2 is going to cause all these problems you list? I highly doubt it.
Why do I need a SMOKELESS M/L? I dont, traditional guns kill just fine. The Ultimates are great guns too. Having shot them, I like them, but havent a use for them. And, thanks to Don Rust from Ultimate for letting me shoot the gun at Williams a few different times.
Time is of a premium these days, and its all about speed and keeping things simple. If they say smokeless is fine, why bother with M/L at all.......might as well use the 30-06 again.
Gee, and all I have is that Optima 45.........It kills deer just fine.