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Whirlibird
Whirlibird
Survivalist
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<div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>Pheonix wrote:</div>My knowledge of and experience with such weapons is limited. Could you not just use 1/3 or 1/2 the amount of smokeless to get the desired result?

No.
The powders burn rates are different, the pressures involved are different, the speeds at which the pressures are generated are different.

Smokeless burns hotter, faster and at fairly predictable speeds.
Black powder, slower, with less pressure and often variable results depending on many variables.