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View Poll Results: What will a 5.56 mm Shell do when you torch it?
Blow out the sides of the case. 1 25.00%
Blow the bullet into the gel. 0 0%
Blow the primer into the gel. 0 0%
Fizzle. 0 0%
Blow primer out the back, bullet out the front. 1 25.00%
Do a back-flip! 2 50.00%
Voters: 4. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Yesterday, 07:02 PM   #1
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Burning 5.56mm Shells with a Torch, Ballistic Gel

It's Ammo Torcher (Torture) Wednesday again. This time we're lighting off two 5.56x45mm cartridges, one NATO style with an FMJ bullet and Boxer primer and the other a steel cased with a Berdan primer. Enjoy the show!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JoGwa7mU6s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JoGwa7mU6s

FAQ:
Q) What's the point?
A) Just interesting to watch

Q) That's dangerous; are you stupid?
A) Research was done. Spoiler alert: It's safer than driving to the range.

Q) Can you try [caliber A] or [load B]?
A) We tried 15 different caliber/gauges. Posting them weekly.
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Did the person that answered the first 2 FAQ questions understand English?

I watched this video before. Too crazy for me!
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Old Yesterday, 11:36 PM   #3
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Did the person that answered the first 2 FAQ questions understand English?
Yes, I did understand the question, but the question comes from ignorance. Time and again over the past 150 years or so, tests have been conducted that show that the energy of the primer, the bullet, and the case of any small arms ammunition are too low to cause injury beyond perhaps a small cut. We ducked behind barriers for all but the .22 lr shot which went off too fast. If you watch this video: http://youtu.be/3SlOXowwC4c then you will see what the well-understood danger is. See question 1 before responding.
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