So I learned something over the weekend. Back in WW2 the Brits didn't use smokeless gun powder in lots of their ammo and artillery shells. Instead they used a thing called cordite. I was TOTALLY unaware of this. My son bought some surplus ammo and the guy selling it said it didn't have gun-powder in it (I have an Enfield in 303). So we pulled the bullet of one and sure enough......after a little patch of waxy cork type stuff was a bunch of what looked like dried spaghetti! Interesting stuff. I lit on piece and it burns like a wick. So we did a few and that got more fire. So then we rolled the rest into a paper towel and made a cordite doobie ......that then had a lot more umf to it.