Improvised Ammo #2: Matchbook powder vs Smokeless


First published at 17:12 UTC on March 31st, 2018.

The Ammo Channel
Published on May 2, 2014

Gathering basic performance data of improvised propellant from matchbook powder as compared against a common smokeless powder. I chose a revolver round to avoid concerns of cycling a semi automatic in these early tests. Unique was selected as the smokeless powder to compare against because of its wide range of applications. I feel both 38 special and Unique are "non performance" choices that contributed to a reasonable comparison. The firearm has a short 2.25" barrel, Ruger SP101 357 Magnum. I intend to do more testing with longer barrels (Rifle rounds).

Do not try this. There is not much data out there for improvised ammo and propellants can vary widely. My tests are not really scientific and the data presented here should be considered for entertainment value only. Only you are responsible for your own safety.

Not my video, reuploading to bitchute.

CategoryDIY & Gardening
SensitivityNormal - Content that is suitable for ages 13+