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Unread 02-09-2023, 08:47 PM   #1
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today I made up a batch of black powder I used some charcoal I had bought off the internet a while back...I should have took more time and made the pine cone charcoal....abyway the powder I made was garbage...it would ignite but had no power even with 90 grains....I decided to prime the bottom of the hull with just 3 grains of 777 then 60 grains of black powder the dud powder I just had made...well that priming did the trick it had power it kicked and made a loud bang like it was suppose to....I shot 10 rounds this way I even used 90 grains of my powder with the 3 grains of 777...really good ignition lots of power....next time I ll make my own charcoal....those 3 grains of 777 made that dud powder come to life....charlie
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Sounds like the energy was in it, just that it was very hard to ignite.
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What hulls were you using Charlie?





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I was just using hulls 12 ha that were picked up in the dove field....they ignited real easy just no power was useingwinchester 209 promers....but bt potting about 2 to 3 grains of 777 they went off like it was good powder....it maybe that it needed a hotter primer...this was my first bad batch of powder that I have made....charlie
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Some guy on the internet was showing how to make BP. So he sprinkles some powder in a long thin line saying he was making a wick. What a joke. At least I thought it was. Years back [ after some adult beverages ] I did the same wanting to light a whole bunch of 1" firecrackers. I was over the BP trail and when it went off - poof - my eyebrow and mustache on the left side of my face was missing. My hand had big blisters between the fingers. I never tried to make BP - maybe one of these days I will.
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