Re: Barrel length and powder burn rates?
Originally Posted by su37
Either slow powder or fast powder , all powders burn within the first 2" of the barrel.
Longer barrel provide a longer pressure time for either powders.
Slow powders work just fine in a shorter barrel.
Absolutely not true, if they burned in the first 2", then why would you see fire out the end of a 20" barrel with slow powder?
Or find powder granules unburnt when using too light a bullet in too short a barrel with too slow of a powder?
Quickload does a great job of showing how much powder is burned and at when during the bullet's travel.
If some is good and more is better, then too much is just right.
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Last edited by AJ Peacock; 05-31-2009 at 06:49 PM..