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Posted: 10/27/2013 12:19:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2013 12:21:37 PM EST by mhpoole]
Make sure it's all the way empty. My head was actually in the fireplace adjusting some wood around. BOOM. Can't hear anything outta my left ear.

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Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:21:17 PM EST
Isn't burning cardboard a good way to start a chimney fire anyway?
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:21:38 PM EST
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Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:22:03 PM EST
Clean underwear now required.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:22:37 PM EST
WHAT?!
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:24:03 PM EST
Wolf.

I can see why you might want to burn it.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:25:01 PM EST
People can use that primer!
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:25:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By mhpoole:
Make sure it's all the way empty. My head was actually in the fireplace adjusting some wood around. BOOM. Can't hear anything outta my left ear.

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Ringing ears is probably a bit better than what coul have happened, like a round to the head for example....
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:25:58 PM EST
SURPRISE!!
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:28:58 PM EST
Your lucky it fucked up only your hearing.

BTW, I use cardboard and phone books as kindle, too.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:29:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2013 12:30:00 PM EST by BerlinVet]
Oopsie!
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:31:17 PM EST
Sucks. Haha
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:31:20 PM EST
Rookies,
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:31:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JIP:

Ringing ears is probably a bit better than what coul have happened, like a round to the head for example....
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Originally Posted By JIP:
Originally Posted By mhpoole:
Make sure it's all the way empty. My head was actually in the fireplace adjusting some wood around. BOOM. Can't hear anything outta my left ear.

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Ringing ears is probably a bit better than what coul have happened, like a round to the head for example....

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[Last Edit: 10/27/2013 9:32:56 PM EST by AR45fan]
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Originally Posted By tifosi:
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I can see why you might want to burn it.
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Ha ha, was going to say that!
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:42:10 PM EST
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Ringing ears is probably a bit better than what coul have happened, like a round to the head for example....
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Originally Posted By mhpoole:
Make sure it's all the way empty. My head was actually in the fireplace adjusting some wood around. BOOM. Can't hear anything outta my left ear.

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Ringing ears is probably a bit better than what coul have happened, like a round to the head for example....


with no enclosure like a barrel, the bullet is not going anywhere. basic physics and shit.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:42:41 PM EST
Did that once with a friend. Round went off while he was on the phone with his fiancee, they were getting married the next day. That was interesting.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:46:32 PM EST
Is that the fifth rule of firearms safety?
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LoL! Good eye! Can sell that on the EE for like, $17 bucks....
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:47:56 PM EST
Darwin almost found another
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I'm glad that worked out OK for you.
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Originally Posted By mhpoole:
Make sure it's all the way empty. My head was actually in the fireplace adjusting some wood around. BOOM. Can't hear anything outta my left ear.

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Ringing ears is probably a bit better than what coul have happened, like a round to the head for example....

Brass will fly harder than the bullet.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:55:07 PM EST
Is it too late to add OP to my Arfcom Deadpool list for this year?
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wat

ETA: cooked off ammo isn't nearly the danger you may think. The bullet has very little energy when not contained in a chamber.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 1:29:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FreeFloater:

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5. When burning cardboard ammo boxes, never stick your head in the fireplace.


Link Posted: 10/27/2013 1:37:42 PM EST
Holy shit
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 1:49:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2013 1:50:34 PM EST by Plattekill]
When I was much younger....like half my age now, I took a rifle cartridge, pulled the bullet, emptied the powder, and put the brass case over a fire. The primer went off with all the force and sound of a nuclear blast. I swear.

Never did anything so foolish ever again.




Congratulations! Ya beat me!!!
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 1:52:41 PM EST
This thread right here is the PSA of the day.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 1:52:49 PM EST
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with no enclosure like a barrel, the bullet is not going anywhere. basic physics and shit.
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Originally Posted By JIP:
Originally Posted By mhpoole:
Make sure it's all the way empty. My head was actually in the fireplace adjusting some wood around. BOOM. Can't hear anything outta my left ear.

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Ringing ears is probably a bit better than what coul have happened, like a round to the head for example....


with no enclosure like a barrel, the bullet is not going anywhere. basic physics and shit.

Yep. Lots of noise. Will fling hot coals. No danger of GSW.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 2:07:03 PM EST
Do you not have garbage service in your area?
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 2:16:43 PM EST
Your fortunate. I was standing around a bonfire when a round burned off. The case had enough force to puncture a round hole in my face and I had to go the ER for stitches. That was 20 years ago and I still have a round piece of cartilage scar under my eye.

Without a doubt it would have blinded me. Anyone who thinks there is not enough force to seriously hurt you is a fool. This was a large bonfire and I have no idea who threw the round in.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 2:23:19 PM EST
I wonder if the steel case could hold more pressure before the burst making it more dangerous?
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 2:25:44 PM EST
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with no enclosure like a barrel, the bullet is not going anywhere. basic physics and shit.
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Originally Posted By JIP:
Originally Posted By mhpoole:
Make sure it's all the way empty. My head was actually in the fireplace adjusting some wood around. BOOM. Can't hear anything outta my left ear.

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Ringing ears is probably a bit better than what coul have happened, like a round to the head for example....


with no enclosure like a barrel, the bullet is not going anywhere. basic physics and shit.


The brass will go flying and it could put you eye out or cause some serious damage if it hit you in the face.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 2:32:10 PM EST
Mom always says, don't let ammo cook-off in the house.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 2:35:03 PM EST
Ahem, glad you're okay...
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 2:36:19 PM EST

Most people burn trash outside the house.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 2:43:58 PM EST
lol Mythbusters did it first!
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 2:48:22 PM EST


We used to do it on camping/hunting trips all the time. Granted it was just .22's

You wait until the new guy gets to stumbling drunk. Call him over to the fire and say, "Hey watch this!".

They see you throw a handful of live rounds in the fire and freak out. It sobers them right up.

Except for the one guy who fell into the GD fire. We had to roll his dumbass into the river to put him out. Never did see him again after that trip.


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5. When burning cardboard ammo boxes anything, never stick your head in the fireplace.


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Is that the fifth rule of firearms safety?



5. When burning cardboard ammo boxes anything, never stick your head in the fireplace.


fixed!
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 3:57:26 PM EST
Update:

Hearing back to normal . Normally, I do just throw the boxes away (500ct wolf box), but we just moved into a new house. Had very little scrap paper laying around to make a fire and thought "Hey, what could go wrong? Funny thing was right about the time I was moving a couple logs in the fire I was thiinking wow, wouldn't that be crazy if there was a round I missed still in the box? Not 2 seconds later BOOM!!! I had also been around camp fires before when someone tossed in a round so I was familiar with what can happen. I think because my head was actually about 2ft from the blast zone inside the tunnel of boom it made the sound quite a bit more spirited. Imagine if that were a 30.06 or bigger, wow.
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