This is a dead, bluish black powder and is better than ordinary black powder in that it gives a greater degree of accuracy, produces less fouling, has a higher velocity, and generates less heat. For these reasons it is used almost altogether for rifle cartridges.
The different size grains of semi-smokeless powders are lettered as follows: FFFFG for the finest grains, and this is the kind that is used in .22caliber rifles; the FFG size is used for .32-caliber rifles, and the FG and the CG sizes are used for the larger calibers. The smaller grain powders should never be used for large-caliber rifles because bulk for bulk they are much more powerful than black powder, and to insure safety the right size of powder must be used in a cartridge of a given caliber.
Collins, A. Frederick. Shooting, for Boys,. New York: Moffat, Yard and, 1917. Print.
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