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BP for blackmatch, use the fastest charcoal or something slow?


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What kind of charcoal do you use for your blackmatch?

 

I have some very nice fast willow and also beech, wich is slower but OK.

 

Realiable ignition and the possibility to make blackmatch are important for me. I don't have much experience with that, but i'm afraid the fuse might fail to pass the fire for example to a Bickfordfuse, when burning to fast.

Do i have to worry? What's the better choice?

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I use my willow it passes fire to time fuse no problem even when the fuse is just cut square and bm tied on, no problems yet.

both will work but im led to believe hardwoods make faster match, you won't get it much faster than 3 secs per inch anyway it is the confined speed which varies.

 

I like it fast for my uses.

 

Dan.

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I use the same fast BP I use for lift & burst. The lower density of hotter BP lets me coat more black match and it burns faster too.
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I fact i'm not so sure if i want a fast burn.

The most important thing for me is to light inserts, time fuse ect.

 

Reliablility is most important.

 

If you say fast stuff is no problem i will try that.

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I've never had a problem crossmatching with my blackmatch--even when I mishandle it, only barely hit the powder core, and leave very little exposed.
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As long as it's quality BP it shouldn't matter. I use the same stuff I make my lift and burst with. I personally see no reason to keep multiple varieties of charcoal around for different marginal applications like blackmatch. Worry more about making quality blackmatch, and you'll have no issues at all. Blackmatch cannot be so fast that it doesn't light fuses.
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http://youtu.be/Z6WHCHrKfxI 1/4" inserts

 

For cross matching and just tying it on speed

Won't matter anyway, it will be consumed before it leaves the tube or shell the important thing is getting good contact.

 

Dan.

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