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DANGER: Burst charges have a high rate of burn and are considered explosive. Extreme caution must be exercised when preparing, handling, or using any burst composition.
|Aluminum, German black||30|
Chlorate-based bursting charges
CAUTION: Chlorate-based burst charges
should never come into contact with sulfur or sulfur-bearing substances.
Use of a flash bag or similar container is recommended.
Nitrate-based bursting charges
Ofca bursting charge
|Aluminum, flake, 325 mesh||22|
Burst composition to carrier ratios
NOTE: 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" to 6"||8" and larger|
Bursting charge amounts for chrysanthemum shells
NOTE: The following bursting charge
amounts are suggestions only; experimentation through trial and error with
various burst charges and the amount used is the best way to decide what
is right to use.
|Bursting charge amount||40 g||56 g||70 g||140 g||395 g||950 g||1250 g|
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