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Old September 30th, 2010, 03:21 PM
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The projectile contained propellant round really isn't that reliable. Further, it has MAJOR issues with the ignition. It expands the round into the chamber, and in blackpowder weapons, that's not too bad, but in modern tight-tolerance design systems, it's a major source of problems. Additionally, duds are much less safe to reload... and it means heavier, slower projectiles and less powder to boot, further slowing the projectile.

The liquid propellant puts the tank with the clip of bullets in most designs. Actually, it's highly reliable, and is used with separate tank and bullet routinely: paintball, BB and Pellet guns! Admittedly, no explosion, but it's the same basic issues of ammo vs propellant.
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