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Old 12-28-2016, 11:49 AM
MarikinaMan MarikinaMan is offline
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Default I lit 1/4 cup of smokeless powder...

I'm decommissioning a few boxes of 16 and 410 gauge shot shells I got as part of an estate sale lot. I am saving the shot and soaking the heads to kill the primer for disposal.

I'd give the shells away, but a lot of the heads are corroded, and I can't test for function as I dont have these calibers.

I was curious how smokeless powder in a fire behaves, specially so that Ive got more than a dozen pounds stored in my garage. I did a test. I wrapped about 1/4 cup of powder in newspaper, went to a safe place and lit it.

It wasnt violent like I thought it would be. Ive seen BBQ fluid ignition that was a lot more violent. It was also less violent than fire works powder when lit. Its a controlled ignition and pretty slow in my opinion. Kinda like sssshhhhhhSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHPHEW!

I shoulda taken a video. But I was focused on a safe experiment.

It was interesting. If a fire ever engulfed my garage, I wont be running as hard as I initially planned. THE END

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