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Posted: 4/18/2010 12:33:34 PM EDT
So i pulled a 5.56 round with pliers and i decided to get rid of the live primer by firing it in my ar, and GOD that was louder then expected. 45 minutes later and my ears still hurt.

Maybe next time i wont do that in my 12'x8' room! But it did make a pretty flash out of my FSC556, you guys should try it some time!
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 12:34:06 PM EDT
[#1]
Been there, done that.
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 12:35:36 PM EDT
[#2]
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 12:36:46 PM EDT
[#3]

Link Posted: 4/18/2010 12:37:24 PM EDT
[#4]





Quoted:



Been there, done that.



me too, the primer seems to sound a hell of a lot louder than live round.





 
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 12:37:27 PM EDT
[#5]
What'd you say?
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 12:37:34 PM EDT
[#6]
I let the boys bang on percussion caps with a ball peen hammer.  



Much fun in the closed garage.  
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 12:38:42 PM EDT
[#7]
Quoted:
What'd you say?


Whaaaaa?!  
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 12:40:11 PM EDT
[#8]
Quoted:

Quoted:
Been there, done that.

me too, the primer seems to sound a hell of a lot louder than live round.
 


I honestly was VERY surprised, especially with the small jet of fire that came out the barrel!
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 12:58:10 PM EDT
[#9]
I did it with a empty 45 casing years ago.

Once.
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 1:10:35 PM EDT
[#10]
I've got to try this, why didn't I think of it before?!?!?

I've had a 5.56 round in my garage that I pulled years ago and just set it on a shelf because I never thought of firing it until this thread.  

I'll be outside but I still might wear ear protection.
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 1:17:52 PM EDT
[#11]
Had a large pistol primer go off wile priming the case.



Glad there was on open powder close.

I was new to loading then.





I was using one of these in 45lc



Link Posted: 4/18/2010 1:17:56 PM EDT
[#12]
Quoted:
I did it with a empty 45 casing years ago.

Once.


Me too.
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 1:17:57 PM EDT
[#13]
Been there.  I fired off a percussion cap on an old blackpowder pistol once.  I was surprised at how loud it was.  Luckily, I was outside.
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 1:19:24 PM EDT
[#14]
I fired a large rifle primer off while inserting it with a priming tool...in the living room...  wife was not happy....
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 1:24:13 PM EDT
[#15]
Thats why you should have buried the muzzle in the cushion of your wifes nicest fluffiest pillow, or couch. It would make no noise that way.
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 1:31:12 PM EDT
[#16]
Quoted:
Thats why you should have buried the muzzle in the cushion of your wifes nicest fluffiest pillow, or couch. It would make no noise that way.


Would have a nice burn mark too!
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 1:33:20 PM EDT
[#17]
I'm glad I'm not the only one.
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 1:34:16 PM EDT
[#18]
Enjoy being deaf at 60.

Link Posted: 4/18/2010 1:37:53 PM EDT
[#19]
I did that with a split surplus 7.62x54r round. i literally pulled the bullet out with my fingers.


but it didn't make any noise at all.just smoke? is it a corrosive primer thing?
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 1:39:25 PM EDT
[#20]
Caught me by surprise once too. In the living room. Scared the bejeesus out of the cat.

Oh, damn! I just realized this was post 223...at least it was an amusing gun related subject.
And it involved a kitteh.
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 1:42:25 PM EDT
[#21]
Quoted:
I did that with a split surplus 7.62x54r round. i literally pulled the bullet out with my fingers.


but it didn't make any noise at all.just smoke? is it a corrosive primer thing?


It was pretty loud, but im guessing sitting on the floor 3 feet from the corner, and having the barrel pointing directly in the cornerr bounced it all back right at me amplifying it.
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 1:54:12 PM EDT
[#22]
Dumbass.
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 1:55:29 PM EDT
[#23]
Quoted:
I've got to try this, why didn't I think of it before?!?!?

I've had a 5.56 round in my garage that I pulled years ago and just set it on a shelf because I never thought of firing it until this thread.  

I'll be outside but I still will wear ear protection.

Fixed.
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 2:12:50 PM EDT
[#24]
Things not to do...






No: 2347. Fire primer indoors.

 
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 2:15:46 PM EDT
[#25]
Quoted:
Enjoy being deaf at 60.



Watcha say sonny?
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 2:17:36 PM EDT
[#26]
It really gets a sleeping roomate's attention.



Link Posted: 4/18/2010 2:19:03 PM EDT
[#27]
Quoted:
Enjoy being deaf at 60.





One round?

Link Posted: 4/18/2010 2:20:25 PM EDT
[#28]
Not quite a Darwin award, but keep trying. You might get lucky.
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 2:22:25 PM EDT
[#29]
I did the same thing, twice.
Ringing went away after a few minutes, though. I had no idea that primers were so loud without ear pro.
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 2:29:18 PM EDT
[#30]
Interesting, I have a 30-06 round that I pulled and was wondering how loud it would be be if fired the primer only. Should I fo?
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 2:34:27 PM EDT
[#31]
Quoted:
Interesting, I have a 30-06 round that I pulled and was wondering how loud it would be be if fired the primer only. Should I fo?


Wait.....















'till the wife and kids are sound asleep

Link Posted: 4/18/2010 2:55:32 PM EDT
[#32]



Quoted:


So i pulled a 5.56 round with pliers and i decided to get rid of the live primer by firing it in my ar, and GOD that was louder then expected. 45 minutes later and my ears still hurt.



Maybe next time i wont do that in my 12'x8' room! But it did make a pretty flash out of my FSC556, you guys should try it some time!


And folks think they'll be able to hear *anything* afterward if they use an AR as an HD weapon without a can...



 
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 3:08:15 PM EDT
[#33]
Quoted:
Quoted:

Quoted:
Been there, done that.

me too, the primer seems to sound a hell of a lot louder than live round.
 


I honestly was VERY surprised, especially with the small jet of fire that came out the barrel!



You did dump the gunpowder out didn't you?
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 3:10:30 PM EDT
[#34]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Quoted:

Quoted:
Been there, done that.

me too, the primer seems to sound a hell of a lot louder than live round.
 


I honestly was VERY surprised, especially with the small jet of fire that came out the barrel!



You did dump the gunpowder out didn't you?


I dont think i could keep it in if i tried.
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 3:11:43 PM EDT
[#35]
im the only smart one i guess then. shop rags and zip ties = quiet primer disposal


Link Posted: 4/18/2010 3:12:03 PM EDT
[#36]

Link Posted: 4/18/2010 3:12:54 PM EDT
[#37]
Wrap the muzzle in a damp towel next time.

Link Posted: 4/18/2010 3:13:32 PM EDT
[#38]
I shoot pistol primers downstairs all the time not much more than a little pop, 12 gauge on the other hand is about as loud as a .22 subsonic.

T
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 3:18:12 PM EDT
[#39]
Once a ways back, I had pulled a round and like you, had a primed .223 case.



In my instance, a very large spider had decided to take over my domicile, with the case chambered, and the spider on the wall maximum force was expended.  Not only was it loud, but I ended up with a 2" square of burnt sheetrock which I ended up replacing.
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 3:19:20 PM EDT
[#40]
Did the same thing with a K98 and an 8mm Mauser round.

Had the garage door open and figured it wouldn't be that loud.

BANG!

How the cops never came by is beyond me.

Link Posted: 4/18/2010 3:20:59 PM EDT
[#41]
Done that with an empty shotgun cartridge.  Shot the primer with a bb rifle.  Stupid teenager tricks.



When I was having problems with my neighbor's teenage boy (he sat in his parents' driveway revving his beat up car and honking his horn.  He apparently had a driver's permit but his parents and older brothers didn't want to ride shotgun with him.  So apparently in his frustration, he'd sit there in the driveway making as much noise as possible with his car to annoy them to death.  He apparently didn't care about his neighbors and he got even worse once he got his fucking license. Whew, that was a digression.  But I had to explain why I hated this kid and why I'd mess with his car).





I thought about shoving a handful of magnum primers up his tail pipe and push them up into his muffler.  

Link Posted: 4/18/2010 3:25:48 PM EDT
[#42]
Try a blank, more fun.
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 3:27:42 PM EDT
[#43]
Quoted:

Quoted:
So i pulled a 5.56 round with pliers and i decided to get rid of the live primer by firing it in my ar, and GOD that was louder then expected. 45 minutes later and my ears still hurt.

Maybe next time i wont do that in my 12'x8' room! But it did make a pretty flash out of my FSC556, you guys should try it some time!

And folks think they'll be able to hear *anything* afterward if they use an AR as an HD weapon without a can...
 

Auditory exclusion - learn it, live it, love it. That's not to say it won't contribute to hearing damage but your brain will filter out the sound so that you can still hear.

Link Posted: 4/18/2010 3:31:25 PM EDT
[#44]
My dad did that once - outside - said next time he was putting on his ears first.

I forgot to put my ears on once at the indoor range and was in the far lane against the block wall. 3 1/2" bbl .45 ACP. Yeah that left a mark.

Link Posted: 4/18/2010 3:32:31 PM EDT
[#45]



Quoted:



Auditory exclusion - learn it, live it, love it.
That's not to say it won't contribute to hearing damage but your brain will filter out the sound so that you can still hear.





I understand there's the phenomenon of auditory exclusion in a high-stress situation, but the cilia in the inner ear which will take the brunt of the sound pressure won't care one bit.  Physical damage to very sensitive items is still physical damage.  165+ db is still 165+ db no matter how you slice it.



 
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 3:34:53 PM EDT
[#46]
Quoted:
Enjoy being deaf at 60.





Seriously?
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 3:54:07 PM EDT
[#47]
For shits and giggles I've tried this-open my door and stand a good ways in the room and fired off a .45,now I had ear protection on but DAMN that was loud.......think I ought to try it with the Kel-Tec SU16 .223 pistol next?
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 4:02:37 PM EDT
[#48]
When I was in high school I used to make bullet necklaces from live ammo. One day I put a drill bit into my dads dremel tool and went to work drilling a necklace hole in the FMJ projectile of a live .556 round. I would stop often so as not to overheat the cartridge and cause it to detonate. No often enough apparantly because all of a sudden. BLAM!!! My ears were ringing, my hands hurt, the dremel tool was six feet away with a broken drill bit, and the garage stuck of gunpowder. My mom yelled from the kitchen asking what I was doing. I said "lighting fire crackers". Luckily I got away with only minor burns on my fingers.
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 4:05:05 PM EDT
[#49]

PFFT!

I bought a "dummy" .50 BMG round from a local shop. They had taken the bullet out with pliers ( could see marks on it) emtied the powder and pressed the round back in. I was going to give it to my girlfriends kid so I decide to drill out the primer just to make sure he didnt set it off. I got the bit to start biting and KABLAMMM! primer popped, I almost shat myself. Then when I took it off the press and turned it over , unburned powder began to pour out of it...lots of it!
Needless to say the local shop got a fucking ear full.

Never again.

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