Oh dear - Video of some yahoos shooting a 5 gallon propane tank.


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jlbraun
July 23, 2007, 12:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFPedGsqtrs

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Sindawe
July 23, 2007, 12:25 PM
Pity the recording does not capture the first part.

"Hey, hold my beer and watch THIS!"

Justin
July 23, 2007, 12:50 PM
Given the camera work, I'd have to say he was holding his own beer.

Buy. A. Camera. Tripod.

elrod
July 23, 2007, 02:05 PM
You might be a dumb@** redneck..............:what::neener::what:

igpoobah
July 23, 2007, 02:12 PM
wowsers.

The Deer Hunter
July 23, 2007, 02:15 PM
That was actually pretty cool.

ubermensch
July 23, 2007, 02:24 PM
We tried that once as kids, with the 20 gallon tank. Unfortunately the one who purchased the tank did not know that you have to fill it up first--very disappointing. Although now after seeing that clip, I think that if it had worked someone would have died and there would have been an unstoppable brush fire.

Although we had a great deal of success with aerosol cans and the 1 pound tanks.

kellyj00
July 23, 2007, 02:47 PM
reckless shooting is a bit like reckless driving, someone may just get hurt and you'll never forgive yourself for it.

IMHO, It's best just to be responsible.

Average Joe
July 23, 2007, 03:00 PM
I'm sorry, but I think we should not encourage this sort of thing.

Cannonball888
July 23, 2007, 04:09 PM
"Uh huh. That was cool. Huh huh."


http://www3.vdu.lt/if98/krabai/images/butthead.gif

Black Adder LXX
July 23, 2007, 04:15 PM
This was my comment to them:

You guys are really, really stupid. Good thing you didn't hurt anybody else.

ArmedBear
July 23, 2007, 04:18 PM
Man, I love my 5 gallon propane tanks. I'd never shoot one. They're always there when I need a hot dog, a burger or a kabob. They never complain, rain or shine, cold or hot.

I find the idea of shooting one to be just plain wrong.

Lashlarue
July 23, 2007, 05:09 PM
tannerite is just as stupid, especially the homemade stuff, in large quanities...

NeoSpud
July 23, 2007, 05:14 PM
tannerite is just as stupid, especially the homemade stuff, in large quanities...

Since when did legal explosives become not cool? I must've missed that memo...

shooting that propane tank wasn't exactly the safest idea, but boy was that fun to watch[:D]

Guitargod1985
July 23, 2007, 05:16 PM
That looked pretty cool, but I have to say that's just too dangerous for any halfway intelligent person to attempt. I hope for society's sake that these fools don't reproduce. Shooting an aerosol can is one thing - still dangerous but not likely to cause the kind of injury a 5 gallon propane tank would. A propane tank? These people each need to grow a brain.

Ohio Rifleman
July 23, 2007, 05:26 PM
This is one of those things that many of us have wanted to do, even thought about doing, but most of us are intelligent enough NOT to.

I'm sorry, but I think we should not encourage this sort of thing.

I don't think we're encouraging anything. We're calling these people what they are, idiots. However, idiots will continue to do idiotic things, and fortunately for the rest of us, they put it on Youtube and other places where we may laugh at their stupidity.

DixieTexian
July 23, 2007, 05:40 PM
I won't say it was stupid, except that they were not far enough away. Don't see any harm, other than the waste of a good propane tank (Regards, ArmedBear) as long as you make sure you aren't gonna catch anything on fire and are shooting from a LOOOONNNNG range (which they weren't).

Thank God there are people stupid enough to entertain the rest of us.

Dang. I just called them stupid.

dtalley
July 23, 2007, 07:04 PM
It's all fun and games until someone puts out an eye!

Regolith
July 23, 2007, 07:41 PM
If you click on the "other videos by this user" you'll find this bunch of idjits made another one using a smaller propane tank, which just happened to hit one of the yahoos who was shooting at it. Unfortunately, based on the comments, I don't think they learned anything from it.

sharkhunter2018
July 23, 2007, 07:42 PM
Hank Hill would have lost his mind! :D

Average Joe
July 23, 2007, 07:46 PM
What if some innocent person was on the other side of that explosion, like a hiker, or somebody running a dog, or a family camping ? We watch this crap, and laugh, and provide a link to it...Its not funny if somebody gets hurt just for a laugh. Then we all get a bad name, its just what the gun grabbers wait for.

jlbraun
July 23, 2007, 07:59 PM
Oh, that other one was funny.

*POOM* *fwap* "OW!"

"hey, at least you saved it from hittin yer truck".

Morons.

thexrayboy
July 24, 2007, 12:42 AM
While such a stunt is hilarious to watch on video, the total lack of innate intelligence that allows amateurs to attempt these type of tricks is astounding. I can safely say that as long as functional brain donors such as these have access to tools and other devices of the modern world I will never lack for work. Morons such as these form a veritable conga line of pain to the registration window of the ER. And many of them start the description of how they were injured with phrases such as....." I got some air dude".

If the authors of this tape continue in their quest for recognition in the world of amateur special effects I think it is safe to assume one of them will eventually end up as a Darwin award winner. To paraphrase a politicians line......"there is place for people to go that like blowing things up, that place is the military. Join up now."

collateral
July 24, 2007, 01:16 AM
Man, I love my 5 gallon propane tanks. I'd never shoot one. They're always there when I need a hot dog, a burger or a kabob. They never complain, rain or shine, cold or hot.

+1,000,000

GlowinPontiac
July 24, 2007, 01:28 AM
i cant believe they set it on fire with gas while being right next to it and then slowly paddled away.

also looks like they didnt shoot it too good if at all. that fireball was probably a result of the tank building up pressure from the heat of the fire and venting out the relief valve thus causing it to turn into an unguided rocket.

THROTTLEJUNKIES
July 24, 2007, 02:05 AM
That was the dumbest thing I have ever seen that is completely irresponsible.......hahahaha no im lying id like to say that I would never do anything like that but I do have a full tank from my reddy heater this winter.......hmmm. Sound like an idea, check in a few days to see how it goes

*Please see: OBITUARIES

.cheese.
July 24, 2007, 02:55 AM
I should be criticizing them but I'm laughing way too hard.

They could have killed themselves though. No doubt.

.cheese.
July 24, 2007, 03:00 AM
somebody explain this though:

http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=61276&stc=1&d=1185256794

That's just before the tank explodes. Is that the ricochet bouncing against the water causing those splashes?

brentn
July 24, 2007, 04:09 AM
Gotta love youtube. All the dumb **** that we ourselves would like to do, you don't have to and risk yourself getting hurt becuase some shmuck has already done it on youtube....

I love it, but yea if that thing flew into him, he'd be a goner

cambeul41
July 24, 2007, 07:36 AM
I would lay odds that they did not diligently clean up any mess that they made.

American_Pit_Bull
July 24, 2007, 08:01 AM
Since when does propane come by the "gallon"?

NickHTK
July 24, 2007, 01:52 PM
I would lay odds that they did not diligently clean up any mess that they made

I'm sure that was not their next priority. Hope that wasn't on my river.

Navy_Guns
July 24, 2007, 04:21 PM
Youtube is blocked on my server... wish it was posted on a mirror site somewhere so I could get in on the fun!

damien
July 24, 2007, 06:16 PM
This was the one I always liked the best. At least the videographer had the sense to put his camera on a tripod:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0u-dgueN8k

brickeyee
July 24, 2007, 06:50 PM
Clorox for the gene pool.
At least they escaped this time.

They are smarter than the idiots (MDs no less) over in GB though.

Crunker1337
July 24, 2007, 06:54 PM
I would do that, if I was MUCH farther from the tank. I also wouldn't light a firearm around it, I'd use an incendiary round.

Riz58
July 24, 2007, 07:05 PM
Cheese, I noticedthe same thing - are those roostertails from the shock wave of the bullet or is something else going on?

brickeyee
July 24, 2007, 07:09 PM
"I'd use an incendiary round."

Nothing will happen.
Propane vapor will not be present when the bullet is present in the correct concentration to burn.
Hitting a gasoline tank will do nothing also.

In WWI even a hydrogen filled dirigible could not be ignited with tracers.
Not enough oxygen in the gas cells to support combustion.

bogie
July 24, 2007, 07:37 PM
Stupid children...

Fun part is, a while back, I ran into a coupla potential breeders in a Home Depot. They want to buy some springs. Okay... And they want some pieces of plywood cut. Turns out they're planning on (a) mounting the plywood to some tennis shoes; (b) mounting the springs to the plywood; and (c) jumping off a garage roof to see how high they'll bounce. Now, these are kids old enough to drive... Heck, I think they was in college...

Now for the fun part...

I asked 'em which web site they were gonna put it on. Wowzie! They weren't even planning to videotape... I then explained that Break.com would pay 'em enough to offset the emergency room copay...

cajun47
July 24, 2007, 08:12 PM
i enjoyed that

.cheese.
July 24, 2007, 09:06 PM
This was the one I always liked the best. At least the videographer had the sense to put his camera on a tripod:

Holy crap! That was insane. As neat as the video came out though, I'd argue that was even dumber than the original video posted in this thread.

.cheese.
July 24, 2007, 09:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPtpnZFBS38&mode=related&search=

interesting enough, the above was done with .17 HMR. I was surprised to read that.

jeepmor
July 25, 2007, 12:48 AM
Ever notice how all these type of videos seem to be put on by those with Southern drawls? I'm not criticizing, just saying, there is a trend here.

That was cool. You could tell the camera man spooked a bit and was ready to bail out of the boat when that bottle started flying around.

kcmarine
July 25, 2007, 01:00 AM
He he... I thought about doing that once... but from a MUCH farther distance... like 100 yards.

Here's another example of a barely- missed Darwin Award.

Propane Tank on a Rope in Deactivated Nike Missile Silo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0u-dgueN8k)

ETA-

Oooooh kay. This was already posted.

But while I'm at it...

Boomeh. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU8joiS62js)

.cheese.
July 25, 2007, 01:35 AM
Boomeh (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU8joiS62js)

Holy SH----------! :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

Remind me never to mess with the military. I'm assuming that video was meant for the military as either testing or some kind of sales pitch.

damien
July 26, 2007, 06:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okbyZSdPYWw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn6hb3kZ2NI

I'm guessing the ATF would not be OK with these guys. Can you even get a permit to do this legally?

Crunker1337
July 26, 2007, 07:29 PM
""I'd use an incendiary round."

Nothing will happen.
Propane vapor will not be present when the bullet is present in the correct concentration to burn.
Hitting a gasoline tank will do nothing also.

In WWI even a hydrogen filled dirigible could not be ignited with tracers.
Not enough oxygen in the gas cells to support combustion."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4wLgk_JwcA
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=2022866769
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1s7iEY4UZU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YDHWKxBKs0

(I don't mean to sound like a punk)
Then how do you explain the above videos? I'm very interested in hearing your response.

Crunker1337
July 26, 2007, 07:37 PM
""I'd use an incendiary round."

Nothing will happen.
Propane vapor will not be present when the bullet is present in the correct concentration to burn.
Hitting a gasoline tank will do nothing also.

In WWI even a hydrogen filled dirigible could not be ignited with tracers.
Not enough oxygen in the gas cells to support combustion."

Well, then how do you explain the many videos out there that claim to be propane tanks exploding when hit with incendiary rounds?

Justin
July 26, 2007, 07:43 PM
Ok, I'm closing this one before someone gets what they think is a bright idea.

However, I think there are three lessons here:

1) Don't shoot at propane tanks.
2) If you ignore 1 and do shoot at propane tanks, it's kinda neat.
3) Video cameras are like heavy machine guns. You have to mount it on a tripod.

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