When I went from pellets to powder it made a world of difference and I will never go back. Shooting powder gives you the chance to fine tune a load. I also think it's easier to clean up. As far as a follow up shot, with a quick load ready I can load just as fast if not faster than pellets. IMO powder burns more efficiently than pellets. All you need to shoot powder is a jug of powder "your choice of brand," I shoot 777, but there are lots of brands out there, a funnel to screw on top of the powder for pouring, a tube to measure out your grains, and that's it. I carry a few quick load tubes in the woods that I make the night before. All the extra stuff is cheap, funnel is like 3 bucks, and a measuring tube is anywhere from 3- 10 bucks. I clean my gun with warm soapy water and rubbing alcohol before applying bore butter. In all clean up takes less than 5 minutes, but I usually have a beer of three and take my time.