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    Popcorn Anyone?

    Would love to know the background behind this video.

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    Senior Member Swamp Fox's Avatar
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    LOL....

    At one point, I thought that burn barrel might take off into outer space.

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    Popcorn with a bite! Wow!

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    As a lot of the commenters speculated, it's likely a case of disposal of ammo that's become corroded or otherwise unsafe to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DParker View Post
    As a lot of the commenters speculated, it's likely a case of disposal of ammo that's become corroded or otherwise unsafe to use.
    Yeah, no doubt. I'm just fascinated with the mechanism of destruction as it seems highly unsafe. Who knows? Maybe this is the way it's done. I'm also curious if this was shot here in the U.S or elsewhere? And lastly, what the heck is that pile-o-stuff in the foreground?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Peck View Post
    I'm just fascinated with the mechanism of destruction as it seems highly unsafe.
    Assuming the container was fairly stout (it looked like it was concrete, or some such) it's probably as safe a disposal method as any. When ammo cartridges pop off loose like that (not contained within a firearm chamber or anything else strong enough to keep the case from simply flying apart) the projectiles aren't expelled with any significant velocity, and the only real danger to bystanders (assuming they're not standing right next to the detonations) is from flying bits of case shrapnel causing minor lacerations and/or eye injury. So long as that danger is eliminated by the container then all's well.

    That's why on the rare occasion that ammunition storage structures catch fire it generally ends up being more a good sound show than a real danger to anyone who's standing a reasonable distance from the fire.
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