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Posted: 1/29/2011 7:04:32 PM EDT
....KOMO "news" radio this early AM and they started "reporting" that there was a house fire in Snohomish. Now what made this fire special was that there were "reports" of <gasp> ammunition in the house. Because there were reports of ammunition, they were cautioning the public to NOT drive by.

Now, I don't normally listen to this drivel, but is this the norm over there?
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:14:34 PM EDT
Contrary to popular belief (and the movies), ammunition does not "shoot" when cooked in a fire. The brass case detonates. It's not more dangerous to "drive by" unless all the rounds are all chambered in rifles that are all pointed at the street. I hate morons who report the "news".

Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:23:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By therealcarbine15:
Contrary to popular belief (and the movies), ammunition does not "shoot" when cooked in a fire. The brass case detonates. It's not more dangerous to "drive by" unless all the rounds are all chambered in rifles that are all pointed at the street. I hate morons who report read the "news".



fixed
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 8:08:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 45ColtBisley:
is this the norm over there?


Not everywhere, just with the snohomos.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 8:09:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By HABU:
Originally Posted By 45ColtBisley:
is this the norm over there?


Not everywhere, just with the snohomos. http://www.cool-smileys.com/images/sheep1.gif


now..that smiley is all kinds of f'ed up
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 8:15:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gwitness:
Originally Posted By HABU:
Originally Posted By 45ColtBisley:
is this the norm over there?


Not everywhere, just with the snohomos. http://www.cool-smileys.com/images/sheep1.gif


now..that smiley is all kinds of f'ed up


yeah, (clicks save to pictures)
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 8:53:10 PM EDT
Here's a link... just to show off that it can be done by a dumb guy with teddy bears and not as "manly" as 1GUNdRUNNER

Fire crews arrived to find a mobile home ablaze and a large amount of ammunition popping and exploding inside the home as it burned.


Fire crews fought the blaze from the outside due to the ammunition exploding inside the mobile home.


...It was pretty scary."

Link Posted: 1/29/2011 9:44:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 9:50:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2011 11:18:08 PM EDT by 82ND-ABN]
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Link Posted: 1/29/2011 11:25:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2011 7:27:02 AM EDT by Boomer]
More people need to read Hatcher's Notebook.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 12:02:53 AM EDT
When I was in Iraq during Desert Storm, EOD was blowing Iraqi (Russian) T-72 tanks to destroy them.

I distinctly remember the 125mm rounds cooking off at night from the fires still burning inside the tanks.

While I'm not certain it can't happen with ammo, I wouldn't wager my life on it.

Link Posted: 1/30/2011 2:53:02 AM EDT
I guarantee those 125mm rounds cooking off may have sounded scary. They may have sent shrapnel over your heads. But they weren't going to come and blow you up without a working barrel for propulsion.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:59:33 AM EDT
Of course.

Nobody has ever been killed by shrapnel.

Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:27:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Boomer:
More people need to read Hatcher's Notebook.


More people in this thread need to read it, too.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:30:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Boomer:
Originally Posted By Boomer:
More people need to read Hatcher's Notebook.


More people in this thread need to read it, too.
Hear, hear. I have several copies, including a copy signed by the General himself.

That was back when experiments would be performed when the answer wasn't known instead of merely guessing or repeating folklore.

I think my favorite experiment remains the "which way will a bullet land when fired straight up".

Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:40:56 AM EDT
My former department handled the topic that loose ammo was of very little to no danger.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 10:07:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By R-32:
My former department handled the topic that loose ammo was of very little to no danger.
UR wanted over ––->here
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 11:28:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2011 11:28:56 AM EDT by spankybear]
Originally Posted By 45ColtBisley:

Originally Posted By R-32:
My former department handled the topic that loose ammo was of very little to no danger.
UR wanted over ––->here


Sigh... Some people don't have the brains to understand.....


Monroe Township....
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 12:19:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 45ColtBisley:
"which way will a bullet land when fired straight up".

Certainly done better than Mythfools did.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 12:21:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 45ColtBisley:
"which way will a bullet land when fired straight up".



And how many R's is it doing.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 12:28:46 PM EDT
The idiocy I hear on the news still never surprises me...
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 12:36:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 1:49:17 PM EDT

sharpshooting the sharpshooter huh?
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