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Old 08-11-2023, 03:41 PM   #11
L.J.Steele
 
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Default Re: Memorable Quotes.

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Originally Posted by Varyon View Post
A quick look online shows an autoignition temperature of between 320F and 360F for smokeless propellant, while cotton (the coolest-burning cloth material I found with a quick search) burns at around 410F. So as along as the cloth burns long enough for the heat to penetrate the brass casings and heat up the gunpowder, it should work. If the old ammo were actually using black powder, that has an autoignition temperature of around 464F, so burning cloth wouldn't work there unless the flame could come into direct contact with the powder.
Thanks. If old blackpowder, would we not have a nitro crystal issue, which might solve the ignition issue the exciting way.
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