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2-piper #49073 07/20/07 11:20 PM
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rabbit...You and I have a lot in common as far as Mothers and youth it seems.

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Foxfire, in the classic sense, is the fungus not the gas. I won't say that some people don't refer to the gas as "foxfire", but the traditional use of the term refers to several species of fungi which exhibit bioluminescence. The glowing gas is usually referred to as simply "swamp gas". I was a kid when I read the first Foxfire book, but I THINK it explains the term from which they took the title. We used to look for it as kids, just to "ooh" and "aah" over, poke it with a stick, etc. Wikipedia has a picture of it if you search for "foxfire".

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Has anyone found a source of information on how to get the granulation for shotgun and rifle use with home made black powder?

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The fellow lived in northern CA. Foxfire was and is a project of a University in Georgia. The books deal with life in the southern Appalachian mountains. I believe that the article in question is in #5.

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I know one guy here who makes Black Powder by his own by vintage methods. He told me it's great stuff.
If your interesting I will try to find him and to ask all about process.


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Originally Posted By: Geno
I know one guy here who makes Black Powder by his own by vintage methods. He told me it's great stuff.
If your interesting I will try to find him and to ask all about process.


That would indeed be of help. Thank you!

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O'key, I've been given this source and been told Ball Mill Method is the way to go. Also I've been told changing type of
charcoal it's possible to get weaker or stronger powders for smooth and rifled guns. As heavier wood charcoal made from, as stronger powder. Lignum Vitae comes to mind in this case...
Take care and do not burn down your own city!

http://www.wfvisser.dds.nl/EN/bp_making_EN.html


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Boys, no more weirdo barrel splits, ok.

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Many thanks Geno for the link. I have been collecting a lot of information and still lack the granulation sizing steps?

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From an old NRA Handloaders Guide; Screen opening for duPont sporting BP;
Screen Opening (square mesh)
Powder
designation--Pass----Hold
Whaling ----.4410"--.1560"
Life Saving-.1310"--.0650"
FG ---------.0689"--.0582"
FFG --------.0582"--.0376"
FFFG -------.0376"--.0170"
FFFFG -----.0170"--.0111"
Note that not all companies used the same standards.


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