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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bornintheeu, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. bornintheeu

    bornintheeu Member

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    I have sparks at the exit of the barrel, reloading 3.9 gr - warhead 123 gr - winchester primer. Pistol CZ SP 01. In a same tangfoglio result. Would you have an idea of the cause? Thank you
     
  2. buck460XVR

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    Powder still burning and hot burnt powder cinders as they exit the barrel?
     
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  3. bornintheeu

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    yes it is
     
  4. DocRock

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    If the sparks are a concern, try a different powder.
     
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    what powder are you using?
     
  6. DocRock

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    I don't have a 9mm. I use HS6 in 38 Super and Titegroup in 38 Special. In 454 Casull, I use H110. That gives some rather impressive pyrotechnics. And I load 45 LC in Black Powder for quoite a few sparks...
     
  7. Jonesy814

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    Sparks exiting the barrel? Never heard of such a thing
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  8. DocRock

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    Jonesy, I have never seen such a compact flamethrower. I can't even see the tanks on your back ;-)
     
  9. Jonesy814

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    Sometimes it's a ring of fire
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  10. Jonesy814

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    Covert version, also know as a 2.5 inch 686, max charge of H110 and a 125gr XTP
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    Sometimes it's not. Actually the flare almost always does form a ring
     
  11. Jesse Heywood

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    Nice replacement for blowing smoke rings. I get about 6 feet of flame out of my 22 TCM using H110 and L'il Gun. Some powders do that. If it's a concern, switch powders.
     
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  12. Jonesy814

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    Doesnt bother me. Those pictures were at dusk. In daylight the flames arent as noticeable
     
  13. Blue68f100

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    If you happen to have some corncob in with the powder charge it will give you a sparkle for just a second. I ran into this once while loading 9mm. The corncob media did not fully come out of all the cases I tumbled when I dumped them into the brass feeder. I ended up adding a drain to the collator so any debree will come out and drain out.
     
  14. FROGO207

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    Not using max charges of Blue Dot in 45 ACP will produce some rather spectacular spark showers as well. A better crimp or bigger charge as long as it's safe will help. Also a fast powder with flash suppressant will help as well.
     
  15. Demi-human

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    From another thread.
    These are at noon...
    :)

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  16. Jonesy814

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    Was out shooting my 3 inch M60 Pro today. A friend snapped this photo just in time to catch the flash from the cylinder\barrel gap. It was about 3:00 this afternoon but fairly overcast. Was shooting a 130gr bullet loaded with 7.7gr of Unique. Probably would have been twice the size with H110
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  17. bersaguy

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    I do love a good fireball:D
     
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  18. buck460XVR

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    What I meant was.........that's what's creating the sparks.
     
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