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    Reload the bullets into modern cases loaded with modern nitro celulose powder, and non corrosive primers.

    Cordite itself is hard on bores, why bother using it if you have an alternative?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Enfield View Post
    why bother using it if you have an alternative?
    Because I'm cheap and miserly...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Enfield View Post
    Reload the bullets into modern cases loaded with modern nitro celulose powder, and non corrosive primers.

    Cordite itself is hard on bores, why bother using it if you have an alternative?
    I tried to save it for two reasons... firstly, so I wouldn't waste perfectly fine cordite. The second reason is because I'm sentimental I suppose. Modern powder is better, that's not debatable, I just like to shoot history I guess... If that makes any sense. I have a bunch of Royal Lab 1939 303 Enfield that I shoot a chargers worth of occasionally. I like to shoot the loads that my ancestors did... Although I have no direct attachment to it... I can feel what they felt, smell what they did to a degree etc... I'm a sentimental fool. This isn't the Dr. Phil show, so I'll stop my rambling now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fruler View Post
    I tried to save it for two reasons... firstly, so I wouldn't waste perfectly fine cordite. The second reason is because I'm sentimental I suppose. Modern powder is better, that's not debatable, I just like to shoot history I guess... If that makes any sense. I have a bunch of Royal Lab 1939 303 Enfield that I shoot a chargers worth of occasionally. I like to shoot the loads that my ancestors did... Although I have no direct attachment to it... I can feel what they felt, smell what they did to a degree etc... I'm a sentimental fool. This isn't the Dr. Phil show, so I'll stop my rambling now.
    Friends of mine use salvaged cordite as emergency hiking/hunting fire starter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Enfield View Post
    Friends of mine use salvaged cordite as emergency hiking/hunting fire starter.
    Thanks for the idea. I will use it as such... It's nice and slow burning.

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    We used to slide a stick of that cordite down into a cigarette or two of anyone who left a packet open on his desk or bench. Light up, take a few puffs and.................... he's left with a burning cigarette fizzing down to the end. Then, later on, when the joke is over..........., it happens again!
    I was always a non smoker. We would do the same with old cordite and put the odd sticks into ask trays. I have to say that health and safety didn't for a big part of my young apprenticeship - nor feature too much in life at the sharp end

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    Peter, that is hilarious... I wish i was that cunning. Great idea.

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