- Dec 18, 2018
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Could you blend it with goex as an extender?
There is a strange phenomena that has been noticed when dry ingredients are mixed and stored. Its called the Brazil Nut Effect. The outcome is that large particles separate from the smaller ones and rise to the top of the package. Or, actually the smaller particles sink to the bottom of the container forcing the larger particles to the top. Here's a video that demonstrates the effect.
Do you want to extend the Graf Reinactor or the Goex? The Reinactor will make noise and smoke when firing blanks, but personally have not heard of anyone finding it great for accuracy with live rounds. Believe Grafs states something about the value conscious shooter and low pressure patch roundball shooting. Try as it as received and see how it does. Goex will work for blanks and live rounds. Doubt mixing the two is dangerous with normal charges, but why frustrate yourself? Plus I doubt anyone recommends mixing. Cost difference from standard Goex is around $1.50 a pound less. With a 70 grain load that’s about 1.5¢ savings per shot for the value conscious shooter.
Well what are you "extending" and what size ? Do you simply have some regular GOEX for blanks and you want to mix what you have left by combining it with some of the less expensive (or perhaps the only type available) "reenactor grade" powder?
THEN the Brazil Nut Effect should be a problem for the Reenactor Grade Powder alone in its can, but it's not.There is a strange phenomena that has been noticed when dry ingredients are mixed and stored. Its called the Brazil Nut Effect.
The answer to the can you blend it question is no.
As one can plainly read, it is intended for shooting live rounds by the GOEX company wording "..., value-conscious black powder recreational shooter". Patched round ball in moderate loads would fall into the recommended category of "low pressures".I would not use reenactor powder in a live round. I've used it for it's intended purpose ( blanks) and it feels at least to me to have more power/recoil. Without ladder testing for the bullet you are using I would be very careful.
The Brazil Nut Effect is not a problem for Reenactor Grade powder as the mix of grain sizes isn't any particular issue for firing of blanks and if accuracy on target is not a driving factor in use of the powder, then its not a problem for most recreational shooting and some hunting applications....
"Goex Reenactor is dedicated to and manufactured for the historical reenactor and the value-conscious black powder recreational shooter. Loading by volume charge as regular-grade black powder, this product is ideal for blank fire in Muskets, Carbines, Pistols and Cannon.
However, it is also suitable for loading in recreational round ball muzzleloaders, where it performs nicely at low pressures. With 100% black powder ignition, it is very reliable with every shot. Reenactor Gunpowder is value priced for every budget minded shooter pursuing living history."
THEN the Brazil Nut Effect should be a problem for the Reenactor Grade Powder alone in its can, but it's not.