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  •  Ammunition Cooking Off In A Fire... (21+ / 0-)

    Isn't nearly as dangerous as you would think...

    A good part of what makes a bullet dangerous is the enormous pressure from the burning gunpowder behind the bullet traveling down the barrel propelling it to high speeds.

    The brass cartridge is no way strong enough to contain these pressures and is supplemented in a big way by the steel chamber of the weapon and the bolt.

    An ammunition cartridge outside of the gun will simply blow out the side or push the bullet off the top of the casing before the high pressures are allowed to build. Yes, there will be noise. Yes, there will be explosions. Yes, there is cause for concern. But in no way is it as dangerous as you are thinking.

    I have served as a volunteer firefighter and experienced ammunition cooking off on several occasions. We did temporarily abandon an interior attack on the fire, switching to an exterior attack, reentering after the ammunition stopped going off, But it was no way as dangerous as most would think.

    Of course the arsenal of some of today's TeaBagged Ones in full readiness for the Zombie Apocalypse may be more of a concern.

    Being ready for Armageddon requires a huge arsenal...

    Oh Snap! Why would a "Real Christian" have to get ready for Armageddon?

    Aren't they going to be Raptured?

    "Do you realize the responsibility I carry?
    I'm the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House."
    ~John F. Kennedy~

    -7.5,-5.8

    by Oldestsonofasailor on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 08:57:13 AM PST

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