What happens when ammo burns

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by IheartGUNS, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. IheartGUNS

    IheartGUNS
    WaCo
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    657
    Likes Received:
    260
  2. AMProducts

    AMProducts
    Maple Valley, WA
    Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    2,884
    Likes Received:
    2,023
    Hatcher's Notebook devoted a portion to dealing with ammunition explosions under a variety of circumstances.

    Good video...
     
  3. sterzenbach

    sterzenbach
    Bend Oregon
    Active Member

    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    32
    Very interesting, thanks for sharing! Kinda made me sick though seeing so much beautiful ammo being destroyed...
     
    spookshack and (deleted member) like this.
  4. saxon

    saxon
    springfield
    Active Member

    Messages:
    826
    Likes Received:
    185
  5. taroman

    taroman
    Willamette Valley
    Active Member

    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    118
    FWIW:
    I was recently given a bunch of .50 cal ammo cans that (loaded with ammo) were in a garage fire.
    Plastic shotshells just disintegrated without any detonation.
    One can that held boxed .38 Specials had some detonate. There were big dents in the end of the can where they struck, but did not penetrate.
    Surprisingly, much of the remaining 38 ammo shot just fine.
     
  6. TwinStick

    TwinStick
    In the wind
    Active Member

    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    92
    I wish they hadn't wasted so much ammo. Kinda hard to come by these days.
     

Share This Page