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Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by kwhi43@kc.rr.com, Apr 29, 2013.

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  1. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

    kwhi43@kc.rr.com Member

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    This s the powder truck making deliveries to Friendship. There will be plenty
    Of powder at the shoot in June.

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    This is just Swiss and Schuetzen.
     
  2. mdauben

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    Dang! Wish I was going... :(
     
  3. BlackNet

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    They make pit stops? :)
     
  4. 4v50 Gary

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    Thanks for posting the picture. Interesting how it is compartmentalized into several boxes.
     
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    Friendship?
     
  6. EljaySL

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    @JerZsquid - Friendship, Indiana. They have a bunch of muzzleloader events there.
     
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    RE:Friendship?
    @kwhi43@kc.rr.com...This is your chance for a free plug. Tell us about Friendship...Where?..When?..What events..? Advance tickets..? Etc..? Etc..?
     
  8. BlackNet

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    http://nmlra.org/

    http://nmlra.org/nmlra-bp-preorder/

     
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    cool!

    i'll be there hopefully, if not then in the fall (only went once last year)
    Thats an awesome sight, i recommend going there at least once if possible
    really cool and an interesting mix of people:D
    Gene
     
  10. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

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    I have been going for over 20 years. First went there and shot in 1977. We
    Stay all week. You can find me on the pistol line.
     
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    Phil, when you said powder truck something totally different came to mind.

    I was thinking more of an ice cream truck setup, only for gunnys like us. What I'm thinking about is a truck nearly identical to an ice cream truck, except it sells black powder, lead and caps. If it plays "To Arms in Dixie" instead of the usual ice cream truck tune that would make finding it easier. ;)

    Just like being a kid all over again. Sept' I wouldn't chase that powder truck on my one speed Schwinn bicycle. Noooo, I'd chase it in my 89 Silverado yellin' "YEEEEEHAWWWW!!!" :D

    A man can dream can't he? :rolleyes:
     
  12. BlackNet

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    That is just it, he *DID* post the ice cream truck :)
     
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    I never gtot to haul nothin that cool :(
     
  14. 4v50 Gary

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    Jim, I wouldn't want to haul anything like that. Then again, there's plenty of worse things on wheels today. I wonder if those shipping containers are insulated and what the DOT regulations are with respects to the Holy Black?
     
  15. BlackNet

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    These appear to be type 4 powder magazines. The inside is all 100% WOOD. They also have options for HVAC setup for precise temp/humidity control, obviously these do not.
     
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    Type 4 magazines: building, igloo, tunnel, dugout, box or mobile facility. fire/weather/theft-resistant; masonry, metal-covered wood, fabricated metal, or combo; walls and floor must be constructed of, or covered with, non-sparking material or latice work. doors/covers metal or solid wood covered with metal. foundation: brick, concrete, cement block, stone, or metal or wood posts. if piers or posts used in lieu of continuous foundation, space under the building must be enclosed with fire-resistant material.
     
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    My niece and her late husband drove for a company that hauled explosives every day. She explained how the truck was setup with the different compartments which made it more safe than I would have expected. One thing she did say was "You only Get ONE mistake" but then you would never know anything about it.
     
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    Oh, i have indeed hauled worse Gary. Or , should i say more dangerous.
    I have no clue what today's regulations are but i can tell you that 20+ years ago
    there was a list of 'em.
    No tunnels, no residential areas,no schools, driver never allowed to be more than 100 feet from the truck and the truck was NEVER allowed out of your sight,truck never within 500 feet of any occupied building, very strict logs showing exactly your time behind the wheel and asleep, no smoking by the driver.
    Must be plackarded on all 4 sides as you can see.
    No clue what today's regs are.

    Hard to imagine that that load is all goiing to one place. IF, each of those containers are full and say each container empty weighs 1000 pounds. That's 40,000 pounds of black powder.( depending on what the wagon weighs. Not sure 'bout a drop deck )
    It's hard to even fathom that 40,000 pounds of black powder would even be shipped all at once. Just imagine if that driver wrecked and they started to explode. Even just one container of 5000 pounds going off. :what:
    Then again, i'm not sure if a container of black powder is subject to sympathetic detonation. Anyone know ?
     
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    Amen to that WALKERs.
    But, i would haul explosives any day over flammables just for that reason.
    I'd much rather go BOOM than burn.
     
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    When my wife worked with high explosives I was very happy that they were in very small quantities. Micrograms or something like that. She's kind of a klutz...
     
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    I am wanting to say 500 pounds per magazine but I am not 100% positive on that.
     
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    Company I drove for didn't haul explosive or that much HazMat material, however we were constantly picking up and delivering to several chemical companies all over the US. At one place we had to attend a safety meeting prior to going onto company property. Told us to remove our clothing and boots before going into our homes. In 2007 I found out I had cancer, and in 2009 I found out that 7-9 drivers I ran with also had cancer. Makes you wonder just what all crap we were exposed to. Think it would have been much better with one big BOOM rather than this long slow process.
     
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    WALKERs210, I'll be keeping you in my prayers. Cancer is a really unfortunate condition and I hope you make a full and speedy recovery.

    Newbuckeye, that's a pretty interesting article. It's surprising how nobody got killed, definitely a warning of the power of explosives. I wish they'd specified what kind of explosives were being carried.
     
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