goex 2f black powder
Goex Olde Eynsford Grade 2F (or 2 Fg) is manufactured for use in Muskets, shotguns, rifles (50 calibers and larger), black powder cartridge loads, and large-bore pistols. The premium product in the Goex line, Olde Eynsford is painstakingly crafted with only select-grade materials and a refined manufacturing process. These materials and processes produce match-grade consistency and speed and uniform grain size allows shot-to-shot, reliable performance.
Just want you all to know that I called Double D. this morning and raised a concern about mentioning wet newspaper as one of the materials used for Filler-Wads. He told me to cover any concerns on this thread and I am. This does not in any way lessen the volume of good solid information on constructing Blank Loads in the text that he presented.
I heard a recording in the late 60s about a performance of the 1812 Overture by some orchestra and cannon technicians, NOT South Bend Replicas, in which some reports were absolutely earsplitting, while others were normal for approx. 2 IN. Bores which all their cannon had. The recording expressed concern about this and some possible causes were discussed. The high-pressure blasts were noted and it was postulated that perhaps the wet newspaper created an obstruction on some shots, but not on others.
The unpredictable nature of the performance of wet newspaper wads was definitely a concern to them and to me as well. In addition, I read in the Artilleryman Magazine over the years that wet newsprint was among the worst of all possible wad materials. There may have been a mention of some engineering theory as to WHY this is true having to do with the “plastic” nature of such a wad in the way it reacts to sudden pushing by powder gasses. This could have been in some other publication. At this date, I can’t say for sure.
Does anyone in our membership have any other information on “newspaper wads” and why they could elevate pressures unpredictably up to unacceptable levels, and, for that reason, not be used in cannons?
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