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Posted: 12/22/2005 8:42:46 PM EDT
I've never played with tannerite so I just don't know on this one.

What if you put some of that stuff inside of say a JHP .45 round? Would there be enough of it to make any type of explosion when you shot a hard target?

Just wondering.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:43:23 PM EDT
might be interesting, but then again it might go off during firing, which would be REALLY interesting
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:43:54 PM EDT

Darwin award of the day!
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:44:21 PM EDT
Sounds like a Photo Oppurtunity!
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:45:12 PM EDT
Someone NEEDS to try that and post a vid.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:45:51 PM EDT
I'll let someone else try it.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:46:51 PM EDT
If you do it be sure to get somebody to hold your beer, and video it!

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:47:00 PM EDT
Hey at least he asked before trying.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:52:28 PM EDT
Did you get this idea from my post in the "Deagle clip" thread?


From what I understand, Tannerite requires a certain amount of kinetic energy to detonate. Most rifle bullets will set it off, but pistol ammo usually won't.

If you loaded it into a standard pistol hollowpoint, I doubt it would do anything.

If you were to put it into a HP rifle bullet, it might detonate whan striking a hard object.

In anycase, I doubt it would blow when the round is fired. And if it did work, I don't see much use for it. Anything this could do could probably be accomplished using incendiary rounds.

I believe it's illegal to make explosive ammo...

YMMV
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:53:55 PM EDT
sounds like the urban legend of drilling the hollowpoint in a .45 a little deeper and fitting a .22 short into it backwards so that when fired the impact of the round on target will cause the "rim" around the hollowpoint to detonate the rimfire and make the .45 fragment with greater force.

Anyone want to try that one and video it going into gelatin?

No Expert
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:55:24 PM EDT
I think there was a pic floating around where someone had it in a 37mm round.Blew his hand clean off.I wouldnt try it IMO.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:58:10 PM EDT
Okay, think about that for a second.

You want to put explosives, in a gun, and fire them.

Think about that.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 9:16:21 PM EDT
Someone needs to look up "Dynamite Guns" and write 500 words on why Dynamite guns were not used for very long.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 9:19:35 PM EDT
Im going to bet nothing amazing happens. Just a waste of money. I would bet $10 it doesnt work.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 9:21:28 PM EDT
Where's the aquabumping guy when you need a field test of this done....
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 9:24:23 PM EDT
sure, go ahead and try on your l33t sn1p3r AWP or deagle
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:13:07 PM EDT
So is this the same as putting black powder in a hollow point, a primer (striking surface out) and then a BB in it and putting epoxee?

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:19:27 PM EDT
I could try it with a 200 gr. and tr to get it around 230 before loading it, might take a 4 day weekend and a lot of rain outside, and some beer before I take the challenge.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 1:23:11 AM EDT
Didn't MacGyver or the A team try this shit?
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 2:08:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2005 2:11:54 AM EDT by Skammy]
A guy tried this with a 37mm.. his hand was amputated IIRC after since it was so badly mangled
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 2:24:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ATNT:
If you do it be sure to get somebody to hold your beer, and video it!




beat me to it.

BTW, read my sigline a couple of times for a clue on what could happen.

wganz

Link Posted: 12/23/2005 4:59:15 AM EDT
Ammonium nitrate based explosives have a 'critical mass' which is required for them to explode. The critical mass is dependent on the diameter of the charge and the strength of the container. For instance, if you are mining with it you can make relatively small diameter bore holes and will still get a complete explosion because of the heavy degree of confinement in solid rock. You can usually get away with Tannerite in a small plastic container the size for 35mm film. The critical mass is also dependent on what you are using to set off the charge: impact from a bullet being more difficult than a blasting cap. But there is no way that you could have enough in the hollow of a .45 cal bullet for it to explode. Try lead or silver azide instead.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:19:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2005 5:19:50 AM EDT by TomJefferson]
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:26:05 AM EDT
How bout if you drilled out a .45 and put a brown recluse spider in the cavity...
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:27:10 AM EDT
I drilled some .22 hollowpoints out to hold cigarette lighter flints. They made a nice shower of sparks when they hit rock or steel. I got the idea from UC.

The round passed right through the small propane cylinders without enough resistance to make a spark. It didn't have enough punch to penetrate the large propane cylinders.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:28:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Merrell:
How bout if you drilled out a .45 and put a brown recluse spider in the cavity...




or a black widonw.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:28:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:29:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:36:40 AM EDT
Tannerite probably wouldn't work. However, take a .45 HP, deepen the cavity, put in a few grains of black powder, pop in a pistol primer then wax it over. I personally have never done this, however I did see it done once. Blew a 4"x4" post in half. By the way, don't try to sue me if you try this and it goes KABOOM since it's very dangerous. MJD
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 11:14:56 AM EDT
Even if you didn't get darwin-awarded, wouldn't this cause the bullet to explode upon impact, rather than PENETRATE the target and do internal damage?
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 11:18:30 AM EDT
bumpfire it underwater!
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 11:21:09 AM EDT
Let's start a myth, then we can ask the Mythbusters.

Buster will hold the gun, while Jamie and Adam hide behind the "blast shield".

They'll blow up anything...
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 11:51:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Milldude:
Didn't MacGyver or the A team try this shit?



Sounds like the PFC that one time asked me what would happen if you layed C-4 on concrete on a hot summer day and repeatedly hit it with a hammer.

dumb sum bitch!!!
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 11:59:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PromptCritical:
I believe it's illegal to make explosive ammo...

YMMV



I buy spotter rounds for my Barrett .50 BMG that have explosive tips in them.

Link Posted: 12/23/2005 12:32:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 12:44:47 PM EDT



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Link Posted: 12/23/2005 12:50:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Skammy:
See here





Ouch!
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 12:54:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Skammy:
See here



For those who have not looked at this link - beware of the pics at the bottom of the page - the damage to Buster's hand is VERY GRAPHIC!!!!!

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Okay, so which ARFCOMMER only has one hand? I have 2 of them, it's not me...
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