The Balistite cartridge manufactured and studied by Baschieri & Pellagri basing on the characteristics of the powder of the same name has met great success among hunters – we at all4hunters can confirm that having tested and used it in the field in many hunting trips during the last season. In the 12-gauge version with a 34-g load it has proved to be a cartridge capable of reliable results from the first opening days, that is in hot and dry climates, up to the most typical winter conditions when hunting sedentary game and wood pigeon. The technical explanation of this successful cartridge, that this season will also be available in 20 gauge with a 27-gram load, is illustrated by Sara Canala, who is in charge of the study of Baschieri powders.
20-gauge Balistite cartridge - Features
What should be noted in Balistite cartridges is the excellent ratio between pressure, velocity and pattern distribution achieved thanks to the new powder that contains a different percentage of nitroglycerin equal to about 30% compared to the classic powders with about 10%. Nitroglycerin improves the thermodynamic potential and temperature of burning gases and this results in a better ballistic performance. The graphite-coated powder comes in very smooth quadrangular flakes. It can develop high velocities with low loads – during testing with the new 20-gauge version, 400 m/s have been calculated.
The 20-gauge Baschieri Balistite cartridge will be available in lead numbers 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 and 10, satisfying both hunters who like to hunt sedentary game such as pheasant or hare, and migratory game hunters.