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shootit wrote: Thanks,I tend to do everything fast.Prombly not a good idea when working with explosive's eh!
Yep,,, Primers actually contain "explosive", a compound that is fairly easily detonated simply by shock.
The Holy Black Powder is an Explosive (Class C, "low-grade" IIRC), because of how it burns, the speed off it's burn-front, and that speed is the same if confined or not. THB can be ignited BOTH from heat OR shock.
Smokeless Gunpowder, in all it's forms, is a Flammable Solid whose burn rate is very very slow at atmospheric pressure but burns much faster if it is burned under pressure (8,000-60,000+ PSI of pressure). It is at no time an "explosive".
It just SEEMS like it when all the powder you put in a cartridge burns away in about 4 milliseconds (0.004 seconds).
Going back to pre 70 most manuals consisted of maybe 70-100 pages if that and very few pictures. Powders weren't all that many and many not around any longer. Big difference in loadings now also. Always be SAFE and ask questions if not sure. ( still love the old manuals )
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