26.5mm flare load data


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fireman 9731
January 2, 2012, 02:48 PM
So I got one the cheap 26.5mm flare gun pistols awhile back but cant bring myself to buy such expensive ammo for it. I then found www.reloadableshells.com and got a few cases and wads.

They take 209 primers and the website says they were designed for black powder. It doesn't have any actual load data though.

I have tried and tried with Trail Boss powder and cant get good results. It is seriously underpowered, and I have lots of unburned powder.

Does anybody have any experience with these or any ideas?

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fireman 9731
January 3, 2012, 12:23 AM
Anybody?

rcmodel
January 3, 2012, 02:35 PM
Buy factory ammo would be my advice.

Flare guns are low pressure, generally cheaply made firearms, and there is no pressure tested load data for them I have ever seen.

I did see this though, down near the bottom of the page:

CAUTION - GRAPHIC PHOTO'S
http://www.freewebs.com/grog/safety1.htm

rc

Seedtick
January 3, 2012, 04:54 PM
CAUTION - GRAPHIC PHOTO'S

:eek: Eeeww CRAP!

I don't want me none of that......

Seedtick

:)

goon
January 4, 2012, 01:51 AM
You might try looking up a site called 37mm.com . They shoot 37mm flares with a variety of pyrotechnic loads but I'd be surprised if someone there hasn't messed around some with the 26.5mm too.

Navy_Guns
January 4, 2012, 09:08 AM
http://grog101.forumco.com/login.asp?target=default.asp

Go here to Grog's forum and register. Lots of good things going on for 26.5mm, 37mm, and 40mm reloading.

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