CHLORATE-BASED BURST CHARGE COMPOSITION #1
COMMENTS: This energetic burst charge is used for small diameter shells (2"-3"), as it makes a large and symmetrical burst possible. Besides the following composition, a 10:3 ratio of chlorate to hemp coal is also popular. The sensitivity of this mixture to shock and friction is unexpectedly low, as long as the composition does not come into contact with sulfur or sulfur compounds.
Chlorate-based compositions are more sensitive and violent than nitrate or perchlorate-based compositions.
PREPARATION (parts by weight):
|Hemp coal ||0.250|
|Glutinous rice starch||+2%|