+1 on what Hawg stated
pwder is way better than the pellets
patched RB (round ball)loads typicall start around 70gr FFg, with 80gr an "accuracy" charge, up to a maximum load around 110gr,
conical loads will run from 80gr to 100gr, with 90gr an "accuracy" load.
50 grains of FFF Goex BP, a .015 ticking patch, lubed, and a .490 round ball is my plinking load ( tin cans at 50 meters)
these i got and am damn impressed with http://www.mmpsabots.com/green.html
and yes a starter a handle with a short ram rod to start the round down the muzzle ..
much easier with a 4" stick eh
oh and get a gadget for loading your caps much easier than fiddling with tins
cheers and welcome