dicing up gun powder to finer powder for better velocity?

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dicing up gun powder to finer powder for better velocity?

Post by bruteandbear1 » 08 May 2014, 07:30

I was talking to one of my friends about friends about reloading and he told me about how he uses a coffee grinder To Dice Up His gun Powder Into Much Finer powder For His.380 And He Says It Burns Much Smoother And Adds to His Velocity. Does Anybody know If This Is True Or Not?

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Post by Oldbindlestiff » 08 May 2014, 09:44

What word would best describe this "practice"? :ponder: Oh, yeah: KABOOM !
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Post by panzermk2 » 08 May 2014, 10:21

I could not think of a more moronic thing to do.
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Post by bruteandbear1 » 08 May 2014, 11:22

Thats what I Told Him I told Him Im Not Shooting Any Of His Reloads Lol. He Said He Has Done It And it Works. I Had No Comment Lol. I Said i Got My Own SAFE Style Of Reloading And It Works Pretty Good For Me.

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Post by panzermk2 » 08 May 2014, 11:29

This is worse then "Blending" your own powder. This guy is to stupid to realized just how stupid a thing it is he is doing.
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Post by Rapier1772 » 08 May 2014, 12:51

I might try running some power through a grinder but only for the purpose of setting it on fire & satisfy my inner pyro.

Might even do a side by side test to see the difference :ponder: :laugh:
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Post by panzermk2 » 08 May 2014, 13:05

Depending on the powder most likely it will actually slow down the burn rate.


It's called inflammation and that is the rate it takes the flame to cover the piece of powder.

Burns rate are set by how fast this happens. Shape has a great affect over this. Shape and size dictates how much surface area is exposed to oxygen. By grinding it up you are reducing this surface area. With a denser particle there will be less oxygen in the mix slowing the burn down.
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Re: dicing up gun powder to finer powder for better velocity

Post by bruteandbear1 » 08 May 2014, 13:51

Ya this guy is going to end up blowing his hand off if he keeps doing this!!!

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Post by DoubleJ » 08 May 2014, 19:39

I don't think I'd even shoot with someone that was doing that.

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Post by bruteandbear1 » 08 May 2014, 20:13

Well I literally just met the guy at the dog park on Tuesday. He was a really good guy super nice but he told me he was new to reloading. He stated that one of his buddies told him to grind the powder finer for better velocity. So he tried it and he said he gained velocity and all that junk. I didn't believe him and said you are completely changing the burn rate and characteristics of the powder. I never heard of that before it sounded pretty WHACK to me that's why I posted a thread on it cause I never heard of that before. He was serious to he wasn't joking or anything.

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Post by bcrich » 25 May 2014, 05:35

Nice guys finish last....literally for this guy.

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