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The Longbranch / Random thoughts
« Last post by DeaconKC on May 14, 2022, 06:55:28 PM »

Common sense is like deodorant.  The people who need it the most never use it.


My tolerance for idiots is extremely low these days. I used to have some immunity built up, but obviously there's a new strain out there.


It’s not my age that bothers me; it’s the side effects.


I’m not saying I’m old and worn out, but I make sure I’m nowhere near the curb on trash day.


As I watch this generation try and rewrite our history, I’m sure of one thing:   It will be misspelled and have no punctuation.


As I’ve gotten older, people think I’ve become lazy.The truth is I’m just being more energy efficient.


I haven't gotten anything done today.  I've been in the Produce Department trying to open a stupid plastic bag.


If you find yourself feeling useless, remember it took 20 years, trillions of dollars, and four presidents to replace the Taliban with the Taliban.


Turns out that being a "senior" is mostly just googling how to do stuff.


I want to be 18 again and ruin my life differently.  I have new ideas.


I put my scale in the bathroom corner and that's where the little liar will stay until it apologizes.


My mind is like an internet browser. At least 19 open tabs, 3 of them are frozen, and I have no clue where the music is coming from.


Hard to believe I once had a phone attached to a wall, and when it rang, I picked it up without knowing who was calling.


She says I keep pushing her buttons.  If that were true, I would have found mute by now.


So you’ve been eating hot dogs and McChickens all your life, but you won’t take the vaccine because you don’t know what’s in it.  Are you kidding me?


There is no such thing as a grouchy old person.  The truth is that once you get old, you stop being polite and start being honest
Wow! What a massive amount of work! I don't shoot 44 WCF but I really appreciate all that valuable data and the effort that went in to getting it. A big thank you for that!
When searching for a powder for 45 Colt I settled on CFE Pistol because (according to Hodgon) it got me higher velocities at below SAAMI pressure. It might be a powder to experiment with in 44-40. I plan to work up a 45 Colt rifle only load using IMR4227 for my Winchester 1892 rifle.
Again, thanks for taking the time to share all your data!
Tall Tales / Re: May flowers bring coffee, tea and grub
« Last post by River City John on May 14, 2022, 03:28:50 PM »
"nubile young college gals" . . .

I gather your fantasy was shattered. ;D ;D
Tall Tales / Re: May flowers bring coffee, tea and grub
« Last post by Major 2 on May 14, 2022, 03:14:29 PM »
The Coast Guard canceled late Friday afternoon, ::)  And the Sorority of 23 women was ...well it weren't
Nubile young collage gals  ::)
more like Betty White types and about a doz. pre-teens.
Still they enjoyed the visit.

Otherwise we were slow, to pretty a day for inside a museum visit I suppose

I'd really like to see some pressure-time curves shooting .44-40, 215 gr. hard cast bullets, sized .430" going through .425" throats and into the .430" groove barrels of Old Model Vaqueros.  I've got an Oehler 43 PBL, but would prefer not to mess up the bluing gluing on the strain gage. Plus the range I used to test at no longer lets me set up with 110vAC to power, and my batteries don't last long enough for a good test series.  :(

 :)  Perfesser  ;)

Now, you well know how difficult it is to take out a water tank and fondle it, right??

Avoid People.  Loonies can be Hazardous to Yer Health
Tall Tales / Re: May flowers bring coffee, tea and grub
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on May 14, 2022, 07:52:43 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

Rained overnight.

'Tis 60 and partly cloudy. High of 83.

Can you hear me now??

Bryan -

I see your data corroborates cllaborates confirms the belief that Trail Boss is not only "faster burning" than Unique, but also
the pressure curve has a sharper initial slope ...

I am intrigued by these findings of yours:

"Replicated vintage black powder loads used pre-1884 unheadstamped cases that have the largest inside balloon pockets available. They created the highest pressures and fastest velocities, as advertised during that timeframe. I believe this to be due to the amount of powder that is down beside and "beneath" the initial ignition of the powder...possibly creating a "boost". The more shallow the pocket, the less "boost" created.

WRA era headstamped cases have a more shallow balloon pocket and produced medium pressures and medium velocities, consistent with advertised ballistics of that timeframe.

Modern cases, such as Starline, have no balloon pocket and created the least pressures and slowest velocities. "

This implies a far more complicated burn-and-pressure model than most of us thought, dependant upon container and charge shape.

There have been many studies by the military regarding artillary artilla different shaped "holes" extending through
the length of the powder charge in artillary artillacannon shells ..

thanks very much, I do hope soemone with more expertise in this will chime in.

prof marvel
thanks very much Bryan!
your work is greatly appreciated and I am grateful that you are sharing it!

Jack Christian would be proud!

prof marvel
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