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Old 07-12-2019, 10:32 AM
Nars Glinley is online now
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Originally Posted by JXJohns View Post
Remember the fun we have with the difference between assault weapon and assault rifle? There is a also a legit and legal difference between "gunpowder" and smokeless powder. If you load a blackpowder rifle with smokeless powder, you stand a good risk of killing or severely injuring yourself. If you load a modern rifle with gunpowder you will seriously fuck it up.

Words mean things but most folks don't care.
FWIW, according to wiki, "smokeless powder" is a uniquely American phrase. You learn something new everyday.

I used to work at one the biggest gun stores in the state and for grins, we would sneak small amounts of smokeless powder into ash trays. Big fun. Doing it with black powder could have been catastrophic.
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