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Author Topic: Federal Caseshot Matrix  (Read 1065 times)

alwion

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Re: Federal Caseshot Matrix
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2019, 03:10:42 PM »
when I had the choice to buy a couple, I thought the dark one was pine pitch, was kinda sticky and more like amber. the sulfer one I did get I just looked at, and I would swear it looks like yellow spray foam, which could be "modeled"

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Re: Federal Caseshot Matrix
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2019, 03:16:00 PM »
https://www.offgridweb.com/survival/how-to-make-pine-resin-glue-sticks/   this is for making a hardening black pine resin, used 100's of years ago. might have been it, as it would have been easy to make

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Re: Federal Caseshot Matrix
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2019, 06:43:48 AM »
Quite interesting and sure looks very much like it.  I don't recall it having that pine tar smell.  In some cases it is still soft inside the shell so one would think it would still have that pine tar smell.  I had always thought it was a compound of this:
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asphalt
known at the time as asphaltum but I don't know.
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