nitrocotton


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nitrocotton

[¦nī·trō′kät·ən]
(organic chemistry)
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The stand explosive charge of blank cartridge of 81-1 automatic rifle is 2.98 [+ or -] 0.02 g of nitrocotton (explosion speed 1500 m/s).
Scot powders are imported from Scotland are are made of nitrocotton for consistency of ignition and combustion.
As I mentioned in past columns, Scot's selling point is that their powders are made from nitrocotton, alias guncotton, rather than wood-derived nitrocellulose; for it is maintained that cotton is a more uniform product than wood and, consequently, cotton will therefore be more uniform as a propellant.