FOR SALE 50 Cap & Ball Pistol Loading Tubes and Case

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  1. Mar 20, 2019 #21

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    Thank you, just what I was looking for. The warning on the LEE powder measure dippers got my attention! Crazy Bill makes a great point. All my black powder comes in plastic bottles as well. Also, we use a humidifier in the winter, keep humidity at 45% good for us, and good for Martin D28 guitar! Keeps static spark in the house non existent too!
    Thanks again for the info!
     
  2. Mar 20, 2019 #22

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    BTW, I was amazed to see the test sparking didn’t ignite the powder in your linked article! Makes me feel a lot better about it. Lots of fear mongering info out there when it comes to black powder.
    LEE’s legal team may have dictated that warning about static sparks, I guess the dryer softener sheets, or dish soap film won’t hurt, but not critical.
     
  3. Mar 20, 2019 #23

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    The Lee warning was probably suggested by their legal team.
    It might also be because the Lee dippers are usually used with smokeless powder.
    Smokeless powder doesn't contain carbon like charcoal and graphite like black powder does. The carbon serves as a conductor of the static electricity and by doing this, the electricity travels around the granules rather than thru them, producing almost no heat.

    As far as I know, smokeless powder doesn't ignite when static electricity hits it but I haven't seen anything to really support this.
     
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    I would be more worried about someone talking on their cell phone while pumping gas than static electricity and black powder.
     
  5. May 16, 2019 #25

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  6. May 16, 2019 #26

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    The washing in soapy water and not rinsing is a way to reduce static ‘cling’ so the powder doesn’t stick to the tube, or in Lee’s case, the dipper.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2019 #27

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    Yup,
    I agree. Just think laundry dryer sheet works better, and last longer.
     

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