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What Happens When Ammo Burns

Discussion in 'Ammunition' started by fellmann, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. fellmann

    fellmann Esoteric Supporter Premier Member

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    Interesting video. I dont know if this have been posted before.

  2. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I haven't seen that video, but I have seen similar other ones.

    Just to go on record, many household cleaning supplies are far worse in a fire.
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  3. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    My fire department will hear tens of thousands of .22LR and primers and other loaded ammo cooking off, shit their pants, and cordon off a two mile radius
  4. hombre243

    hombre243 20g Premier Member

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    If they shit a big enough pile they would have something to hide behind. :thanks:
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  5. Bobster

    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

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    "Over 400,000 rounds of ammunition were used in this demonstration" :(
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  6. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Fellman, thanks for posting the video.
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  7. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    Wow! I was amazed to see them trash so much ammunition in these tests but I'm glad that they did it.

    I was more concerned about my kegs of powder, but evidently they just break open and burn. The plastic doesn't sustain any heat or pressure.
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  8. hombre243

    hombre243 20g Premier Member

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    When I was about 12 or so Dad gave me a Sheridan Pump up Air rifle...5mm/20 cal. It was a squirrel gittin sog. One weekend Mom and the step dad took me and a school buddy to the camp on the river and it wasn't hunting season so we couldn't hunt squirrels. I asked the step dad if I could use his shotgun...an old Remington that looked like a Browning semi auto...I call it a squareback. I loved to shoot it but I wanted the shells...That was our target : 12 ga shells with #6 shot wedged into the forks of small trees. What a blast. Until one blew a primer back and popped me right in the brow line between the eyes. Laughed so hard I had to sit down. Mom was very mad at me but more mad at the step dad. But later in the season when I asked if I could hunt with it, she said "why not, I know you won't shoot yourself with THAT gun."
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  9. hombre243

    hombre243 20g Premier Member

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    Cadd, same with primers. They are packaged so they can't do much damage and cannot all explode at one time.
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  10. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Ammo in a fire was never a big concern until gun control became an issue. I wonder if the two issues are connected.
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  11. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Interesting. All these years I thought what I saw in the movies were true.
    :laugh:
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