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I was Bs,n with old friend and he said that "Powdered sugar" was used in the powder mix for a more uniform burn !

True or False ?:confused:
 

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dango said:
I was Bs,n with old friend and he said that "Powdered sugar" was used in the powder mix for a more uniform burn !

True or False ?:confused:
What powder?
 

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Black powder I assume.

While I am far from an expert in the field of muzzle loading, I don't imagine suger ignites all that well, I also don't imagine anything short of an act of God removing burnt sugar from your bore.
 

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If you read about recipes for making black powder and testing done on those recipes you will find that yes sugar can be used.
 

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Back in the 18th century, sugar was way to valuable to make rum from. I've never heard of using powdered sugar in black powder for any reason.
 

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I had to check this one out. Actually, sugar was a common ingredient in black powder.
 

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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,
or
b) s*** for brains.

You'll blow your damn face off. Seriously.
 

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I believe the powder called "triple seven" uses sugar in their formula.
 

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This one is really out my expertise and NO, my name ain't "Abdula" or nothin..!
Just BS,n is all ,and I'd never heard of this ..! OK..! m :)
 

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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,
or
b) s*** for brains.

You'll blow your damn face off. Seriously.
Nobody is discussing making explosives :confused:
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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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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HOSSFLY said:
Nobody is discussing making explosives :confused:
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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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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