Absolutely love this powder. I have tried the pellet route and sure they will fire, but NOT reliably, and not as accurate as with this powder. I threw my pellets in the trash can. Pellets are so sensitive to everything, including time. This powder lasts and lasts and lasts along with staying nice and dry in the original sealed can. With Pyrodex RS, I have 100% confidence in EVERY shot, cant say that about any pellet!