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Old November 20, 2012, 03:42 PM   #24
Brian Pfleuger
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I've heard that theory too, it's why it's typically recommended to not use loads of slow powders less than around 65%.

The trouble with detecting early warning signs and or pressure events that don't cause complete failures, I think, is the time scale of these events.

A "normal" pressure rise is in the neighborhood of .00025 seconds. A pressure event that burns all that powder fast enough to create the pressure which would be needed to blow up a gun, pressures that are 2x normal max and something like 4 or 5x the indicated pressure of these loads, might take like .00005 seconds or something.

Maybe detectable with the right equipment but probably not in the $400 price range of RSI Pressure Trace and similar consumer level equipment.
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