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    Yesterday, 05:52 PM
    Marshall, it might be a couple of weeks before I have access to everything I need to conduct that experiment (home remodeling underway at this time). For now, I can offer this excerpt from Davis's book, Chemistry of Powder & Explosives (page 46) -...
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    03-14-2018, 05:37 PM
    Marshall, I'd be interested in seeing this. Would he relay the info to you, so you could post it here? I thought this would be worth sharing - Another forum member (username "Wicket") introduced me to a noteworthy step for loading...
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    03-03-2018, 08:42 PM
    There seems to be some confusion about GOEX performance - but it might be explained by the fact that the GOEX produced in the old PA plant (which blew up in 1997) was more energetic than the GOEX produced in later years..... and some guys are still...
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    02-27-2018, 04:08 PM
    Something discussed in a separate thread - - was the fact that the Goex I used years ago (manufactured at the old plant in Moosic PA) was more energetic than the...
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    02-27-2018, 01:30 AM
    Thanks, that is excellent data.
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    02-19-2018, 08:19 PM
    Rodwha, I managed to find that 20-year-old magazine; Sanow's complete article is spread out across 10 pages, but he didn't specify what brand of powder he used for the tests. He did express thanks to Dixie Gun Works, Uberti USA and Navy Arms for...
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    02-19-2018, 05:45 PM
    Since you mentioned Ed Sanow - he published this gelatin test data in the Feb'98 issue of HANDGUNS magazine (the one-shot stop values were estimated) -
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    02-17-2018, 01:37 AM
    Thanks, Rodwha, those are interesting numbers.
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    02-16-2018, 02:04 AM
    Can any of you Swiss or OE users tell me what muzzle velocities you get with 20 grains of powder and round balls from a .36 revolver? Thanks in advance
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