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AA & Ball Of Powder

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by nipper, May 20, 2008.

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  1. nipper

    nipper TS Member

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    I decided to cut open a new aa x-lite target load to weight the components,shot was number 8 and around 6 pellets over what 1 oz by weight should weigh but is the powder correct in these shells , and what i mean is a rolled ball form/clump correct??? powder did weigh 16.5 grains

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  2. Jim101

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    Yup!! Lots of powders will clump like that when compressed by the wad. It will shoot just fine.



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  3. hmb

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    Good powder does not clump. Shooting powder like that can give your gun indigestion. HMB
     
  4. nipper

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    a little bit,and i mean a few grains was in the shot as well.

    bill
     
  5. Jawhawker

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    Its ball powder.... Except the fact that every shell you shoot will have a clump in it. OK to shoot.
     
  6. leadspreader

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    I load solo 1000 powder and have had to dismantle a shell a time or two. never had any that "clumped". seems to me that it would take alot of wad pressure and a long period of time for powder to form that way unless it was damp. I am no expert on these matters but it sure looks like winchester/olin would look into this a little further. could be the cause of some of the barrels being destroyed buy their shells. Nipper if you do not feel safe shooting these then send them to me I will have them properly disposed of!
     
  7. nipper

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    ill take the risk and shoot them,id hate for you to have to pay the haz. mat fee

    bill
     
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