Would like to get some metallic fueled red and green stars going but do not have access to Perc.
I've gotten a full rainbow of KClO3 organics working well now.
There are a good number of Perc-metallic-carbonate reds which I can successfully sub KClO3 but most metallic green compositions make use of Ba(NO3)2. Sourcing Ba(NO3)2 is no problem but I'm not comfortable with mgal-Nitrate-ClO3.
Buell red and the green adaption using cheap and comparatively safe BaCO3 seem like a good option.
To my question....
Has anyone successfully gotten Buell Red with KClO3 working? I tried a 1:1 sub with a small loose powder test but the flame was orange with a thick black indicating a super fuel rich comp. My understanding is that the temp needs to get up to utilise the CO3 as a secondary oxidiser. Does it generally not work as a powder but fine once pumped/rolled/cut? I also assume that the comp need to be adjusted with a bit more KClO3 for the amount of available oxygen.
What primes were you using? Stepped H3 to sulfurless 70:30 BP?