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Scented Gun Powders. Is it possible?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by atblis, Jul 22, 2016.

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  1. higgite

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    I love the smell of Hodgdon French Roast in the morning.
     
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    Since I have a bunch of menthol crystals, in the past I've thought of topping off the powder charges with a few of them just to see the reaction from bystanders when they got a whiff of the stuff.
     
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    I credit the OP to a highly unique idea. Perhaps not practical or safe, but extreme "out of the box" thinking.


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    My wife is a chemist and she says

    "NO"

    Flavors and scents are organic chemicals delivered in a solvent.
    Salts and spices are flavor enhancers with spices delivered in plant oils (solvents again).

    1) They are expensive.
    2) They would burn off when the powder ignited and not be recognizable.
    3) They would change the makeup of the powder and decompose the powder and primer.
    4) Did I mention they are expensive?

    The fellow who added it to his bullet lube has the more practical idea.
     
  5. stubbicatt

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    Taggants?
     
  6. Potatohead

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    They're already scented aren't they? Smell like a fine wine to me:)
     
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    Indeed!

    I don't want to be smelling strawberry or vanilla when I'm on the line. :neener:
     
  8. destroyer85golf

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    I don't know about adding scents to the powder. I know that cream of wheat smells nothing like it does cooked when fire forming. I fire formed about 200 cases for my .22 CHeetah MK1 and the smell is still hanging in the garage.... it was absolutely terrible. My wife is still not happy with me. All will be forgiven when she gets to shoot some prairie dogs with it though !!
     
  9. Phlier

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    Literally laughed out loud at that one. Thanks for the chuckle!

    --from a fellow Utahn, currently basking in the 109 degree temps of the south.
     
  10. dirtengineer

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    This might be a way to get more ladies into the sport. Shooting Aromatherapy!
     
  11. stoky

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    I once used some 28ga fiber wads in a .45-70 load.
    smelled like burning hair
    During a match the RO was trying to figure out who it was. :eek:
     
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  12. nhlivefree

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    I love the smell of gun powder wish they would make gun powder scented air fresheners
     
  13. splattergun

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    Not a powder additive

    but maybe a chemically treated disc on the base of the bullet similar to the "cold tracer" http://www.glowammo.com/BUY_RELOADER_KIT_NOW.html

    No change to the powder at all, and only about 1 grain addition to the bullet. Only thing to be worked out is the chemistry of the scent.
     
  14. herkyguy

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    +1 for bacon and coffee.

    Colors could be interesting as well. I'm thinking staggered loads of red, white, and blue.


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    There was some scent that people used to mix in with their model airplane fuel that did not seem to affect the running. Some though it smelled like grape, I though it smelled like "hey, I'm stupid". :rolleyes:

    Bacon. Simple, just wrap your barrel with real bacon, cover will foil, and fire 200 rounds rapidly. Remove, eat, repeat. :neener:
     
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