Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by jehu, May 26, 2005.
The car would suffer a lot of damage before the round would cook off.
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What's that old story about the woman who had a can of dough in the hot car? Apparently it was hot enough that the can "popped" causing the dough to splat against the back of her head. She thought she had been shot and her brains were coming out. Funny story.
Here's a link to the story:
Well for goodness sakes, no wonder they won't fit in the magazines, silly me.
Soooo, my friend's brother borrowed his dad's new Lincoln Town Car that had a cream velour interior. He left an unopened can of pop on the dash. The car heated up in the summer sun. The can of pop blew up. There is no detail shop that can fully fix this one! Very bad sceen with the dad. Every time he uses the defrost it smeels like Dr. Pepper.
I did get to count about 13 RPGs rip past me in about a 10 minute time span while we were fighting our way through An Nazaria. I'm just happy the guys shooting them weren't that good.
recondoc: I'm glad they were bad shots also, and, thank you for your service.
Just don't put a .22 LR in place of an auto fuse, a la Ted Nugent!
I don't do that because I'm concerned that the heat/cooling might chemically alter the powder in some way and change the burning rate. I'm not a chemist, but I do know that 'cool, dry' storage is highly recommended for ammo.
So, as a general rule, I wouldn't do it.
So ammo can cook off if it gets hot enough, do not think it can get hot enough ambieant temp wise in a car though... My 2 cents....
So.....since I don't know of any environment where interior car temperatures can reach 500 degrees F, the answer is NO.
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