Prime - Hot Prime


Name: Hot Prime
Source: Alan Yates


percent parts component
64.00% 16 Potassium Perchlorate
12.00% 3 Charcoal (airfloat)
12.00% 3 Magnesium (-60 mesh, flake)
4.00% 1 Aluminium (-40 mesh, granular)
4.00% 1 Aluminium (16 um, bright flake)
4.00% 1 Sulfur

Required Mass


Bind with dilute NC lacquer, or coat the Magnesium and bind with your favourite aqueous binder (Dextrin, Starch, Starpol, etc).


This is just my bridgeless e-match composition using Potassium Perchlorate instead of Potassium Nitrate. It is somewhat oxygen unbalanced, but that is intentional. There is no need to use conductive carbon in this application, vanilla charcoal works fine.

It burns very hot with lots of lovely ignition giving sparks, but it somewhat harder to ignite than the Potassium Nitrate version, so I suggest you dust it with meal, or better, corning dust.