I know I know it isn't cordite. but double base ball powder doesn't have the same ring. I took my little friend out this morning for some fun. I realized today how little i'd shoot this rifle even though i've owned it for years. 20 rounds down rang and a glaring truth, I NEED a front tool! Every round consistantly LOW. my group was wide but that was a combo of cross wind and asthma. But danm that felt good to shoulder that rifle and squeeze that trigger.