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smokeless powder

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by cebuboy, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. cebuboy

    cebuboy toy soldier

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    hi guys,

    why is smokeless powder called smokeless powder?

    it still produces smoke??? any info? just curious:)
     
  2. one_eye_kirat

    one_eye_kirat

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    dont use lead...
     

  3. 9MX

    9MX Rei!

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    hindi siya mausok compared sa iba
     
  4. doctabako

    doctabako Gun Aficionado

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    Smokeless powder only "smokes less" than its predecessor which is Black Powder but any combustion will still have some smoke as the gas escapes. Smokeless powder is generally nitrocellulose based while Blackpowder is made up of Potassium nitrate, charcoal powder and Sulfur. Maybe these sites will help :)
    Smokeless Powder
    Black Powder
     
  5. mc_oliver

    mc_oliver

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    At bale wala ang benefits ng smokeless powder mo if you use lead heads. Depending on the lube used (on the head), the burning lube will usually give out lots of smoke. ;)
     
  6. antediluvianist

    antediluvianist

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    "Smokeless powder" is also called "nitro powder" since it is, as doctabako said, nitrocellulose-based, whereas "blackpowder" is not. (However, some forms of "smokeless powder"/"nitro powder" can also look black, or at least greyish.) For what it's worth, I prefer the "nitro powder" nomenclature.
     
  7. batangueno

    batangueno Shock Resist

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    Ika-nga eh parang diesel powered ang baril mo..hehe;f
     
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    JuDGe

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    powerful and economical 'baga! ;f
     
  9. cebuboy

    cebuboy toy soldier

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    thanks for the info guys:)