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Old 01-28-2013, 01:32 PM   #11
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Let's go ahead and nix this thread now. Anybody making their own explosive compounds at home has either

a) an education how to do it,
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b) s*** for brains.

You'll blow your damn face off. Seriously.
Nobody is discussing making explosives
Adding "stuff" when shooting BP is very common---
BTW- Don't think it's up to you to decide whats "nixed"---
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Don`t believe everything you hear or read, Black powder is fairly safe & easy to make. (Just be Careful)
A good standard black powder:..100 parts saltpeter + 18 parts coal + 16 parts sulfur..................

http://www.musketeer.ch/blackpowder/recipe.html

And there is no sugar in it..............

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Black powder recipes are like cookie recipes. There are hundreds and most are good.

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Just as a matter of interest: Sugar burns right smartly in the presence of carbon. (Carbon is a catalyst in this situation). Try rubbing some cigarette ash on a sugar cube and lighting it. Won't explode, but will burn. I can visuallize powdered sugar adding some energy to the mix. Don't know for sure tho'.

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Nobody is discussing making explosives
Adding "stuff" when shooting BP is very common---
BTW- Don't think it's up to you to decide whats "nixed"---
My bad. Maybe jumped to conclusions too early? Apologies.
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There was a power that used Vitamin C in the mix IIRC to propel the bullet. Guess you'd have to google it. Sugar, on the other hand, would leave a mess if you burned it with a mix of black powder in your barrel. At least I'd not do it.

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Ok, just looked it up, it's called Golden Powder and was a black powder sub.

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The black powder substitutes made by APP contain ascorbic acid as does Black Mag3. The old Clear Shot blackpowder subsitute was sugar based.


http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1556-4029.2009.01144.x/full

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https://www.google.com/search?q=sugar+%2B+black+powder&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-USfficial&client=firefox-a
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They are just substituting sugar for sulfur & that is going to make a hellofa mess in your barrel, you can make it with out the sugar or sulfur & it would just take a hotter spark to set it off, the amount of sulfur raises or lowers the ignition point of the black powder...............

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Don`t believe everything you hear or read, Black powder is fairly safe & easy to make. (Just be Careful)
A good standard black powder:..100 parts saltpeter + 18 parts coal + 16 parts sulfur..................

http://www.musketeer.ch/blackpowder/recipe.html

And there is no sugar in it..............
A long time ago I was considering making my own powder, and found myself a recipe (before the days of google). One of the ingredients was a quart of stale urine. I ventured on to other pursuits.
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