Long but fairly interesting:
I saw the Mythbusters episode on ammunition in a fire… SAMMI got similar results. Basically it’s not that dangerous if the round isn’t chambered… you wouldn’t want to have your face right next to it though.
Someone in the comments mentioned they should have done a drop test with .22 LR. Yea no shit!
7:55 – Do a lot of people you know own blasting caps? I don’t know anyone that has any.
10:10 – I always wondered what would happen if I ran over my ammo with one of my many bulldozers.
12:27 – 28,000 rounds being lit on fire NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooo
It’s funny how they use actually real people (firefighters) for a lot of the tests to prove that the exploding ammunition wasn’t dangerous. If you’re testing something, doesn’t that already mean you’re not 100% sure on the outcome, and you hope to find the answer? I’m sure a mannequin with some sensors would have done the trick for some of the tests, or at least better protection on the fire fighters.
Hat tip: Russell