5.12.2019

Dieseling your air rifle pellet gun like a NatureHacker

So call me late for dinner but around 8 years after it was invented I finally heard about what is called dieseling an air rifle.  What you do is put a flammable liquid or waxy thing like lip balm, 3 in 1 oil, or vaseline behind the pellet in the rifle.  When this combusts it slightly increases the muzzle velocity of the pellet.  Well of course bieng me the same moment I learned about this I set out to invent the best formula for a combustible mixture to use for this purpose.  The design criteria is low flash point so it combusts easily, viscosity so it doesn't spray around and get the orings flammable and therefore destroyed, and high energy.

To protect your orings before doing this you should use high vacuum grease to coat your orings so you dont combust them.

Recipie:
2 tsp Nitrocellulose (flash point 4c)
1 tsp Tagetes essential oil (flash point 25c)
3 tsp Butyrate (flash point 71c)
2 tsp Beeswax (flash point 204c)
1/2 tsp Zinc Peroxide

The above recipie is untested and will be my starting point.  Add more beeswax if needed to make it around as solid as lip balm.  Ideally pour the melted mixture in a empty lip balm tube for easy dispensing.  Nitrocellulose can either be made under 12.6% nitrogen to bypass explosives manufacturing laws, or use smokeless powder which is higher than 12.6% nitrogen but it is exempted from the laws.  This recipie is much lower than 12.6% nitrogen in finished form so this recipie is NOT an explosive and is not regulated by the ATF and therefore can be sold anywhere if desired.

Beeswax used to make it relatively solid like lip balm.  Butyrate added because it is a natural fatty acid, the most volatile and therefore lowest flash point of all the fats.  Tagetes is the lowest flash point essential oil I can find and it will help neutralize the vomit smell of the butyric acid.  Nitrocellulose or smokeless powder is obviously added to lower the flash point even farther.  Zinc Peroxide used to help oxidize the fats/wax and also when combusted forms zinc which protects barrel from fouling.

For the record the flash points of the typical components vaseline and 3 in 1 oil are listed below.  We can safely assume our above recipe will be much more powerful than the standard things used.  Also I think people blowing their orings were using 3 in 1 oil which goes everywhere including the orings and will burn it up.  Ours should be reasonably firm and not get into the orings.  Also the high vacuum grease will prevent anything from happening to the oring when applied on the grease is applied to the oring since its flash point is so high.

(Vaseline flash point 185c)
(3in1 oil flash point 150c)
(High vacuum grease 300c+)

Essential oil flashpoint tagetes
https://plushfolly.com/epages/c4309d3d-6444-497a-81dd-1c01462e73bd.mobile/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/c4309d3d-6444-497a-81dd-1c01462e73bd/Categories/Category3/Flash_Points&Locale=en_GB

Dues and guns
https://m.youtube.com/user/sciencescifigaming/videos

Egrade nitrocellulose below 12.6% nitrogen is not an explosive.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://msdssearch.dow.com/PublishedLiteratureDOWCOM/dh_08a6/0901b803808a680d.pdf%3Ffilepath%3D/822-00007.pdf8fromPage%3DGetDoc&ved=2ahUKEwjI8av115fiAhUIq1kKHdgTCcQQFjAKegQIBRAB&usg=AOvVaw2ScNG4sFHSS8acYE4zMr5P

Can store smokeless powder legally.

Varget smokeless powder
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1009281345/hodgdon-varget-smokeless-gun-powder

Valeric acid flash point 86c

List of saturated fatty acids (shorter lower flash point)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_saturated_fatty_acids


Essential oil lemon lime lemongrass
https://www.powerfulmothering.com/how-to-get-rid-of-vomit-smell-no-chemicals/

Zinc eliminates copper fouling
http://forum.accurateshooter.com/threads/copper-reducing-agent-powder.3894033/

Zinc leaves no fouling
https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/zinc-based-bullets.828083/

Zinc prevents rust
https://www.quora.com/Why-do-we-use-zinc-in-painting-iron-for-rust-prevention-purposes-what-is-special-about-it-that-we-use-it-specifically-in-this-process

Class 1 oxidizer zinc peroxide reduces to zinc after combustion.
https://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/chemicals/oxidizing/oxiziding_hazards.html

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