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Old 02-27-2014, 04:58 PM   #11
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Yes to static cling, powder ignition and add primer dust to the list.

As you can see from the video, Ignition is not going to happen.


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For me, it's not about ignition.

The static charges make gunpowder stick to

EVERYTHING.


The funnel, the scoop, the scale, the brush, the charger, etc.

Dryer sheets just eliminate powder from winding up everywhere

it shouldn't be.


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One of our forumites worked for a ammo manufacturer and had a primer explosion that was due to static, IIRC.
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As you can see from the video, Ignition is not going to happen.
Actually it can if the conditions are right.

Its exactly like a cigerrete and gasoline. You can pour a cup of gas abd drop in a cigerrete and it will go out. If the fumes hit a certain fume to air ratio a cigerrete will set off the same cup of gas. Get the right mix of dust powder whatever and flash boom your powder ignites.

I would suggest reading about grain silos...

That video is very bad information. Static can and will set off primers if conditions are right. That's how chainguns in aircraft ignite primers, electric charge.
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Actually it can if the conditions are right.

Its exactly like a cigerrete and gasoline. You can pour a cup of gas abd drop in a cigerrete and it will go out. If the fumes hit a certain fume to air ratio a cigerrete will set off the same cup of gas. Get the right mix of dust powder whatever and flash boom your powder ignites.

I would suggest reading about grain silos...

That video is very bad information. Static can and will set off primers if conditions are right. That's how chainguns in aircraft ignite primers, electric charge.
Powder does not release flammable vapors and it is certainly not a liquid.

Got a link to show actual test results where an electrical charge ignited smokeless powder?
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Did you see the mythbusters in which they ignited flour? edit* may have been sawdust
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One of our forumites worked for a ammo manufacturer and had a primer explosion that was due to static, IIRC.
I read somewhere that primers could be ignited by static electricity, but it is a very rare occurrence. So what are the odds?
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http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f12/primer-explosion-97642/

That is the thread about one of our forum members experiencing a LARGE primer explosion at work making ammo. I'm sure it was MUCH larger hopper than you will ever need.
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As a former weapons tech in the Air Force the primers of which you speak Jon are quite different than primers used in small arms. They were designed to be ignited with electricity.
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http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f12/primer-explosion-97642/

That is the thread about one of our forum members experiencing a LARGE primer explosion at work making ammo. I'm sure it was MUCH larger hopper than you will ever need.
Thanks for the link to that thread. I was going over my notes as I am close to completing my reloading room, bench, etc etc and I saw a note about grounding. I am not going to be handling anywhere that amount but have decided to ground my press.It may help and it may not but it certainly will not hurt. Thank you and everybody else whom have contributed to this forum. It is a great resource


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