Thread: ball powder?
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Old December 3, 2012, 08:47 AM   #8
mehavey
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Consider that the cylinder gap of any revolver effectively focuses a cutting torch flame up into the top strap area each time the gun goes off.

Consider next that the higher the energy and longer the driving duration of this flame -- the greater the cutting action of this torch.

Consider last that the very factors that make for high velocity of heavy bullets are high energy/long duration of the propellant's action.

Bottom Line: It isn't so much that "ball powders" per se, are hard on the gun. It's the fact that the powder's doing what we ask
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