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#1 vinny1892

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 06:12 PM

Hi id like to see everyones Bp puck press and their corning setup. Just looking for different ideas setups and the like. Post away thanks 😃

#2 Arthur

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 12:22 AM

Assuming that everyone uses pressing and corning isn't necessarily correct. Possibly some people use a wet granulating process.



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 01:57 AM

If you are an amateur, and do not have big projects in mind, I see it totally unnecessary. I make 2 or 3 shells per month, on festive days, I make between 7 and 10 shells. Granulating bp by hand is effective and cheap

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 08:06 AM

I was just curous as to what everyone uses is all. Just like to see what is out there.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:46 AM

I've lifted up to 64lb (12" cylinder) with screen-granulated black powder. Others have lifted over 200lb 16" cylinders with their powder.

The Dr X group screen granulates their powder. Really, if you're making a lot of it, corning tends to be the slow way to go.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:22 AM

I prefer to make a damp ball of powder and use a cheese grater, I have preferred cheese grates for larger and smaller grains! Then it's sieve out when dry. If the moisture content is low enough then I can grate about a pound a minute by hand. 



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:06 PM

Noted ill stick with screening it then and rig something up for when i need to make some for my old flintlock pistol and cannon...

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Posted Yesterday, 12:51 PM

Just make pulverone, you'll not improve it by pressing it. Lower density BP burns faster.



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Posted Today, 09:37 AM

Just make pulverone, you'll not improve it by pressing it. Lower density BP burns faster.

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Posted Today, 10:17 AM

75 - 15 - 10

 

KNO3 - Your Best Charcoal - Sulfur ( sublimed or otherwise )

 

The better the charcoal the quicker the burn! The type of wood plays a very important role.

Ball mill it, the finer the quicker the burn!

Add 5% dextrin.

Add 7% water by weight, roll into a tight ball by hand and grate through a flour sieve or a small cheese grater.

 

dry

 

done


Edited by Simoski, Today, 10:18 AM.





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