Originally Posted by TX Archer
1) What causes the increased flash?
2) In this case, should the soot on the cases clear up when he increases pressure and the powder burns more efficiently?
THe powder isn't completely burning in the bbl & then as it hits the end of the muzzle it flashes over. The soot is from the brass not expanding enough to seal the chamber off. This can be individual to your gun BTW. A very slightly larger chamber w/ moderate pressure load won't seal the case against the chamber wall on firing. Same for using hard brass w/ light loads, like maybe +P brass in some caliners.
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Last edited by fredj338; 01-09-2012 at 20:58..