BURST COMPOSITION TO CARRIER RATIOS
COMMENTS: It is not necessary to employ a carrier such as rice hulls or cotton seeds for aerial shell bursts, but using one does spread the fire more rapidly throughout the burst composition. It also conserves the amount of burst composition used by filling some of the space in the shell or flash bag. The following ratios are suggestions only; experimentation through trial and error with various burst charges (with or without carriers) is the best way to decide what is right to use.
|Shell size:||3" and smaller||4" - 6"||8" and larger|