Not only the igniter

It's about the primer such as "Zhevelo", for which the ignition of gunpowder is a condition necessary but not sufficient. Photo by Mikhail Semin As is known, the combustion rate of smokeless powders depends on the pressure of the surrounding gas, where combustion takes place. At atmospheric pressure, the powder safely lit, but in a closed space, when the pressure begins to increase, the rate of combustion of gunpowder is increased, which causes further increase in pressure, and so forth. There is an avalanche process of burning gunpowder.It is obvious that the total propellant Read more [...]
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Austrian debut

More recently, in Austria an interesting competition shooting dulnozaryadnogo weapons. Jubilee XV Championship of Europe first took the team of the Russian Federation.The members of the Spanish national team with gladly took patronage over the teams of Ireland and Russia. Despite uncertainties Russian legislation and «childhood diseases» growth, MLARF (Association dulnozaryadnogo weapons of the Russian Federation) was able to become a full member MLAIC (International Committee dulnozaryadnyh associations) and ready to declare Statement Read more [...]
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«Too late, Dubrovsky! ..»

Lied merchants, to the extent of how much things have to happen for the lied saints more than lied to merchants, for the sanctity of more trade and believes himself a skillful way ...Internal capacity a brass sleeve tsentroboy, to our chagrin of Sanya, was clearly small. According to the instruction on the package smoky «Bears»We fell asleep to equip the sleeve 16-gauge minimum, ie, five grams of powder.Then zapyzhivali cardboard kruglyashi and two felt-pyzhami from 12 gauge, after re-cardboard lining, umyakushivali navoynikom almost from under the hammer (though smoker and is not afraid Read more [...]
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The expiration of ammunition and gunpowder

This theme is in my memory in the press is not particularly discussed. It is well known as the inadmissibility of the use of gunpowder with expired shelf life, and filled with patrons. And if the powder is on the bank of the retention limit, then a box of ammunition a year of release.Photo fotolia.com For most of the recommendations, the shelf life of a cartridge industrial production is three years. Above that a significant portion of our citizens simply do not think.Not long ago, the topic of this magazine «Fishing and hunting» devoted several publications. The most Read more [...]
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Rothschild and Russian powder

Russian army at the turn of the 1890s. still equipped with outdated single shot rifle. The security interests of states require a new re-multiply-charged weapons with a cartridge in the smokeless powder.Cartridges with smokeless powder to the 3-line rifle model 1891 (left) changed the service cartridges to 4.2 linear sample in 1868 (right) with black powder. But where do we get the new gunpowder? .. The solution to this problem has given significant impetus to the establishment of military weapons… today's hunters and gave excellent carbines, and a very good cartridge. So Read more [...]
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Ballistics

The effectiveness of fire - a multifactorial process that depends on a complex interaction of "arrows - weapons - chuck". To achieve maximum results, all part of the complex should be impeccable and, in addition, optimally matched. Here, all the elements are important, but the decisive role belongs, of course, the arrow.Device for crimping bullets Dultsev cartridges cartridges rifle. Functions arrow (or hunter) can be divided into two parts. One of them is in the right rifle skills: the ability to handle a weapon, possession of a set of stable starting position for shooting.But Read more [...]
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About gunpowder «Salute»

Gunpowder "Salyut-4" I started to use 10-12 years ago. I bought a couple of cans on the occasion. Charges, as usual, with two cardboard spacers, and felt pyzhamiPhoto: Anton Zhuravkov Powder «Salyut-4» I started to use 10 years–12 ago. I bought a couple of cans on the occasion. Charges, as usual, with two cardboard spacers, and felt pyzhami. Charges in sleeve with a plastic wad container, then embedded with an asterisk. These bullets were shot from rifles TOZ-34; TOZ-87; TOZ-66; IL-27; MC-21-12. Particularly good results on the accuracy and clarity of the two Read more [...]
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Work on the bugs

Original, unconventional judgments rarely found in the article and are particularly valuable if truly reflect the substance of the issue. Photo by Dmitry Kashirina Safronov considers my article «Pressure boosting» («HORN» Number 32) and concludes on the erroneous conclusion that the strength of the pressure of powder gases in the powder wad at forcing greater than the force required to disclose Dultsev sleeve and overcome the frictional forces shell and wads. In addition, he believes that the conclusion about the effect of inertia on the pressure boost is Read more [...]
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Myths and legends shot shot

Among the hunters and shooters in the popular literature for decades go hunting myths about the phenomenon of shot firing, having little to do with real processes proisohdyaschimi in the trunk and beyond.Misconceptions about the impact of changes in individual performance conditions loading on the parameters of the shot the shot, the initial velocity, the quality of the shot talus: the uniformity and accuracy, consistency battlefield and out, assigning individual elements of the smooth-bore cartridge does not allow to realize fully the opportunities provided by modern gunpowder and accessories Read more [...]
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Nitrocellulose gunpowder.

Gunpowder is propellant. The main type of explosive transformation - burning not passing to detonation. Powders are easily ignited and burn parallel layers, allowing a wide aisles to regulate the formation of powder gases and control the phenomenon of shots.Nitrocellulose powder – officially recognized by the internal ballistics name, they are also smoke-free, they also colloid. Gunpowder is plasticized cellulose nitrates of various origins of cotton wool, virgin pulp from wood, crushed parchment and viscose filament to sliced ​​paper. This is the main reason for different qualities Read more [...]
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Terms of loading and shot

On the influence of the characteristics of the loading conditions on the parameters of smooth-bore shotIn the interior ballistics shot from shotgun proposed the following list of characteristics of loading conditions:type of gunpowder in speed and progressive combustion;the weight of the charge of gunpowder;weight of shot shells or bullets;the size, the number of fractions and hardness;density of loading;category capsule of power mark;obtyuriruyuschego type of element.For each weight category your shell powder. But the varying characteristics of the loading conditions, it is possible to use them Read more [...]
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New in the old world of ammunition

The end of the XX century and the beginning of XXI give a lot of surprises hunters. There is a rapid build-up of an entirely new technology in a hunting rifle, ammunition, hunting. In Moldova, opened the hunting market, and there are many foreign weapons, it is not known to us, the manufacturer.In addition to the new range of shotguns, new ammunition. This was new in the old, familiar world of ammunition and written this article.Gunpowder «Falcon»Of course, there will still be a long time. He thoroughly studied, mastered by all. But it would be foolish in the presence of the restaurant's Read more [...]
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Black powder

Previously, it was a lot, was a gunpowder "Bear", "grouse" numbered 2, 3, 4. A particularly valued the so-called Selective Low smoke gunpowder. Previously, rural hunters from their berdanok 32, 28, 20 gauge shot metal cap sleeves "Tsentroboy" and only black powder and beat any animal from the hare to the moose and birds - from quail to the capercaillie. They did not recognize the smokeless powder, and for some reason, a large-caliber guns, ranging from 16 gauge and more. Now, especially in the countryside, complete breakdown, unemployment, and who works, wages are not received over the years. That Read more [...]
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Ammunition for semi-automatic

I was approached by Podoroga Vyacheslav Graivoron from the city of Belgorod region with the question of self-gear cartridges for rifles MP-153.Dear Vyacheslav, semi-automatic MP-153 for a long time and successfully operated by Russian hunters. Any high-brow cartridges for reliable automation it requires.You said that the stores Belgorod mainly sold gunpowder such as «Falcon» and «Sunar Magnum». And that's good, because these are the gunpowder, which ensure reliable operation of any domestic gas operated semi-automatic.By the nature of questions asked, we assume that your Read more [...]
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Cartridge for shooting in cold weather

I would like to reflect on the problems of ammunition and equipment to tell about my practical experienceIn this connection, will offer fans of the autumn-winter hunting is one of the variants of equipment cartridges, providing a reliable and stable enough to fight gun. The process equipment is a minor modification of the embodiment based on the use of felt cut wads. Yu proposed hunter Florentsevym E. Shteingol'd and approved in 1962 («Fishing and hunting», №2).  Cases need new, cardboard or plastic, preferably with a high metal rim (skirt). I stress that the polyethylene liner Read more [...]
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Weapons under the black powder

fotolia.com Read article Eugene Baranov «I'm hunting for a shompolkoy!» . The correct article. But I would like to extend the range of weapons and talk about the weapon under the black powder as a whole.At first glance, there is little difference between modern weapons and arms for black powder. Especially that of modern weapons can shoot cartridges with black powder.But there is a difference. The pressure in the barrels. In black powder is much lower than that of smokeless. Therefore there is no need to make the barrels of stainless steel or steel them.On the global Read more [...]
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Factory Samokrutov

The newspaper, like a bonfire on the hunt, you inflames, it never ceases ending the dispute between supporters and factory self-loading cartridges. The first exit at the shooting range with a new gun – shopping single-barreled gun MC 20-01 delighted: factory cartridges, bullets and shot charged Poleva container comply with passport data rifle. At the same time there was a question whether sold in stores of the factory parts to assemble cartridges, its characteristics exceed those available in the factory. And there was this question not just.The same exit to shooting a gun my friend, Read more [...]
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And again on the brass sleeve

It would seem that this question has long been irrelevant, because many have long believed that a person of sound mind liner this does not apply. There are others who, while agreeing that the cap Bank of weaker HF, most concerned that this terrible mystery hares nobody opened. And stab the very birds hurl ..Photo: Fotolia It would seem that this question has long been irrelevant, because many have long believed that a person of sound mind liner this does not apply. There are others who, while agreeing that the cap Bank of weaker HF, most concerned that this terrible mystery hares Read more [...]
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Italians about the shooting of «Bekasera»

For nearly 15 years I hunt woodcock with a gun "Bekaser" but still one hundred percent was not mastered. There were a lot of good shots, but they were, unfortunately, embarrassing blunders. For example, grouse, podletevshemu at the buzzer, and sat down on a stump twenty meters. After the shot he flew as if nothing had happened. By the way, I was shooting at the time the standard cartridge with 32 g of the fraction number 7.One had to after a day of hunting in the fall vysypkah to stay for the evening duck flight. Ducks fly well, but did not want to fall after a shot from my gun; Read more [...]
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Change of gunpowder in shotshell

In one of his visits to the editorial board "horn" I was asked to read the article by Alexander Lebedev, "How to change life in the shotshell." The editors considered it risky to publish this material.Photo by Anton Zhuravkova In one of his visits to the editorial board «HORN» I was asked to read the article by Alexander Lebedev «How to change life in the shotshell». The editors considered it risky to publish this material. When you first read it I had an idea: «Well, do not in any case impossible. Dangerous!». Then, after reading the article Read more [...]
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