thanks, I will check that out. I use pyrodex. There are about 7 of us that shoot before season few weekends in a row. We all pretty much use the same set up, I am the only one having the issue. gun shoots fine but you have to clean after every shot. I had 2 late season tags last year, last day. shot a doe, tried to reload, I never did get the bullet seated all the way down, I was standing up, straining to get it set, I look up and another doe is looking at me from 20 yds. So had to eat one tag. I ended up getting a CVA Optima, I think. I know I should know the name. It is not the top of the line, I am thinking that is Encore for CVA but should be good gun. Just got a pine ridge scope in the mail, so hoping to get it all put together and be shooting in the morning.