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Thread: Black powder and impact

  1. #21
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Mojave Desert Palmdale, Ca. U.S.A.
    Quote Originally Posted by M-Tecs View Post
    Not blackpowder. The Armstrong mix was the most common.

    Potassium nitrate is not impact sensitive nor is sulfur or charcoal.
    Thank you!
    That was interesting to read and educational as well......
    Hav'n you along-Is like lose'n 2 good men

  2. #22
    Boolit Bub
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Canada, Ontario, Durham region
    Because BP is made from base elements carbon, sulfur and potassium (with nitrogen) it will never deteriorate or breakdown. It maybe possible that the granulation size may be reduced down to dust by long periods of rough handling, but it would still burn with a whoosh or go bang in a firearm.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check