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This is how people get hurt or killed

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Paul82, Sep 9, 2009.

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  1. Paul82

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    That was awesome.
     
  3. Cosmoline

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    They removed the shot according to the description. As long as they were behind something protective I see no particular safety problem. A shell or cartridge outside of a chamber is not a bomb, and smokeless powder is not an explosive.
     
  4. Bruno2

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    I used to try to do that all the time when I was kid , but , was never successful . Looks like it was a good thing .

    I did hit a 209 primer with a craftsman 1/2 drive ratchet" one "time . Before I did it I decided to pull a metal trashcan between myself and the primer . When that thing went off it sounded almost as loud as a shotgun being shot . To this day my dad still has the ratchet in his toolbox and it has a perfect impression of the backside of a 209 primer in it .
     
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    I don't see a problem.
     
  6. JohnBT

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    Well, I would have done it outside.

    Next they'll probably be having bottle rocket battles and put their eye out. Not that I ever did any such things.

    John
     
  7. Paul82

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    it looks like its on someones kitchen table to me.
     
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    You can't fix STUPID:eek:
     
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    My dad did this type thing when he was young. He found a picket in the back yard fence that had a knothole that was just the size of a 12ga. shell, emptied the shot out and forced it into the knothole. It took a long period of target shooting before he actually hit it, splitting the picket.



    When I was a little kid, my best friend lived next door.

    Him and his neighbor friend took to shooting .22 shorts with their bb guns until his friend got hit in the knee with one of the flying cases.


    Like you said, that's how people get hurt.
     
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    I think the slow mo is giving you guys an exaggerated idea of the power here. The slow motion makes it look more dangerous than it is. For example, this is the explosion that takes place inches away from my face and hands everytime I crack my firelock:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzgVnH6uEP0
     
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    Looks like a lot of unburnt powered is ejected from the case, behind the wad. The primer also came out of the base of the case. You can see the primer moving across the screen for the last 1/4 of the video.
     
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    I knew a guy that got his eye put out with a bottle rocket during a bottle rocket fight .
     
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    Cosmoline... I completely agree. The last line in my post was an insincere disclaimer of 'CYA'.
     
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    This can be accomplished even with a cheap Daisy BB gun. Learned this while wandering the hills near my house about 35 years ago. BTW, shotgun shells are LOUD!!
     
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    That firelock slo-mo is really intriguing.
     
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    It looks, to me, that what we see in the first video is just the primer going off. I suspect the power is wet or something. I think that if the power had gone off that shell casing would have been shot backwards with a great deal of force.

    When I was young and stupid (as opposed to now being old and stupid) we would cut the shot off of a shotgun shell and stick the shell into the dirt with the primer up and that was all that was visible. We would then shoot at the primer (from an angle) with bb-guns. When we were successful it would leave a large hole in the dirt and the casing was usually never found.
     
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    u can also glue a bb to the primer of a shotgun shell and throw it


    i was young and stupid but man it was cool thank god for brick walls and livign i the country
     
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    we used to tape a marble to the back of a shotgun shell with the shot removed and simply toss it in the air....
     
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    " it was cool thank god for brick walls and livign i the country "

    Brick walls?

    You must have been from the rich end of the county. ;)

    We were lucky to have a roll of caps, a piece of tin foil to wrap around it and a hammer to hit it with.

    John
     
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    If you think that's bad you're not familiar with the shadier corners of the internet.

    I've seen a guy shoot himself in the arm while drunk, a guy pierce his nipple with a pellet gun, a guy put a paintball gun in his mouth on full auto, etc.

    There's some real winners out there.
     
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    There was an episode of some show on Discovery -- either MythBusters or one of the survivorman-type shows -- in which they tried to start a fire by pulling a bullet, dumping out the powder, and then shooting the pile of powder with the primed case. IIRC, all they did was scatter powder around.

    It looks to me like that's what happened in the video: the primer detonated and blew the powder out of the case. I'll bet a shot column would have provided enough resistance to allow the powder to ignite.
     
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    a kid I knew several years ago was nearly blinded by exactly the same thing.... some other friends had been doing that... but they had at least held the shell far overhead... he discharged the BB gun, shell on top..... right next to his head... Darwinism I guess....
     
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    Whacked several pistol primers with hammers over the years. A fun noise, but you'd better wear your hearing protection :D

    It looks like the powder tried to go, but the front section was blown out before ignition while the layer right next to the primer did burn. Hard to tell, but that's what I think I see.
     
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    Great slo-mo capture on both videos. I used to try nail tacks, a hammer, my dad's bench vise and 22LR shells when I was kid and was never successful. Good thing, too, since my dad would have gone ballistic if I had succeeded (pun intended).
     
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    Roost, I thought I and my friends were the only ones who did that. Made great noisemakers.
     
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