Brilliant Ruby Red
This formula combines the brilliance of the Ned Gorski Rubber Red Star formula with the easy ignition and workability of the Ruby Red formula. The high percentage of magnalium makes it a bit expensive, but that is where the brightness comes from. The magnalium can be lowered to 12% to save money, but the flame envelope will not be as bright. Without the sulfur and charcoal the formula will still function (although Red Gum would need to be doubled), but does not take fire easily and a step prime is almost mandatory to avoid ignition problems. The formula shown here still needs a hot prime, but it can be a standard BP with 5% metal type when used as cut stars. For round stars, a hotter step prime is recommended. This formula works well with screen slicing without being overly sticky, and can also be rolled, cut and pumped without issues. When screen slicing, the dextrin component is not added.