French Poudre E

Discussion in 'Shooting, Hunting and Fishing' started by stoatman, Jul 3, 2009.

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  1. Mister toasted cheese sandwich and I were wondering if any of the HBSA bods had heard of Poudre E, since it is specified for a cartridge we are currently researching.

    we know, of course, that Poudre B was the 1st military smokeless powder.

    We are rather hoping that Poudre E is a particular grade of black...

    any ideas?
  2. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    No, I'll ask the franophiles at the club this month, missed last months, out stalking!
  3. Thanks a lot mate!
  4. We have a result -- it is Poudre Exercise, otherwise known as blank powder. And, in the era that we are concerned with (1884), this can only mean a fast grade of black.