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07-24-2010, 08:26 AM
How sensitive is this mixture? I want to make some grenades and be able to run with them, drop them, store them etc. I want them for paintball and I want to be sure they won't explode randomly when on my Tac Vest which happens to be on my chest.
Also can you grind Al, KNO3 or S in a mortar and pestle and make it finer or does that not work? I don't have a ball mill, the chemicals I have are fine already but I want really good performance and will a finer mixture be more sensitive?
07-26-2010, 08:57 AM
07-27-2010, 09:30 AM
Coulda sworn I posted in this thread a few days ago. Stupid phone.
Alrightey, it's a lot less sensitive than its chlorate based brothers. That does increase when exposed to moisture. Not enough to be too dangerous.
If your chems are already 'fine' M&P wont make that any better. Also I would recommend against grinding any pyrotechnic composition.
07-27-2010, 03:59 PM
OK so say I carried it in a homemade grenade canister while playing paintball, it's going to be shaken, stirred (lol), maybe dropped. Do you recommend it or not? What's your opinion?
07-27-2010, 08:40 PM
I used to play around with KNO3 + S a ton, the ignition heat is pretty darn high, so watch out for that. It also expels a large amount of heat, even burning through one of my iron bucket, so playing in a dry field may not be that great of an idea.
I'd play around with it at home and design a grenade that ignites easily, emits smoke (Obviously), and has a case that wont burn up everything within two feet of it.
Potassium nitrate, sulfur and aluminum huh? Have fun with your shitty toys kids, while I use the real shit!
07-28-2010, 10:28 AM
Shitty? So what if it's not as powerful as KClO4 + Al, I've made that mixture but I need this for the BANG in flashbang not the power, I need it to be safe to carry.
Brian Prout WTF are you talking about? S is SULPHUR not SUGAR, this is flash powder not smoke bomb.
08-11-2010, 04:44 AM
Mg + KNO3 < much better flash
Warning: Such as many other flash powders - Do NOT place in any container capable of fragmenting.
08-12-2010, 12:03 PM
No Mg + KNO3 is weaker, it seems stronger unconfined but the Aluminum mixture kills it when confined.
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08-13-2010, 01:19 AM
Aren't you aiming for a flash grenade?
If you're going for the whole sha-bang, I suggest a ETN secondary :grinblunt:. Guaranteed to win any woodsball tournament 70 times over.
08-14-2010, 08:11 AM
Suck my dick I'm not trying to blow someone's leg's to pieces.
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