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Old October 10, 2012, 08:07 PM   #10
Mike Irwin
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 39,174
Boy my French is rusty...

Fortunately I remember just enough either to get lucky, or more likely, get my face slapped!

"meaning nitrated powders."

This is sort of confusing, as I understand it the 8mm Lebel was developed for, and always loaded with, smokeless powders, which by definition are nitrated.
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