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26.5mm flare load data

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by fireman 9731, Jan 2, 2012.

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  1. fireman 9731

    fireman 9731 Member

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    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 Member

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    Anybody?
     
  3. rcmodel

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    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
     
  4. Seedtick

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    :eek: Eeeww CRAP!

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

    Seedtick

    :)
     
  5. goon

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    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.
     
  6. Navy_Guns

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