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    Senior Member Swamp Fox's Avatar
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    I'm no meteorologist, but I think a lot of the popping off risk has to do with pressure as much (?) as it has to do with heat. I've certainly heard of ammo cooking off in some safes and (airtight) ammo cans. And a round in a chamber is going to do serious evil compared to loose/belted/magazined/clipped or cardboard-boxed ammo. (Like Jon, I've also understood that except for chambered ammo, the risk from projectiles is low.)

    Consider that a fairly common trick to potentially increase a rifle cartridge's performance is to let your ammo warm in the sun, thereby increasing pressure and velocity.

    You'll hear people advocate and others who warn against heating ammo on your vehicle's dashboard. I suppose leaving it there accidentally should be considered, too. (Those stories never seem to end well.)

    I would think, then, that maximum heat and minimal ventilation in a really tight safe or ammo box is the worst-case scenario best avoided.

    If someone had a really good safe and also happened to have some guns to put in it (just throwing out a theory here) they might think twice about storing ammo in there. Then again, maybe really good safes have some type of mechanism to relieve excessive pressure, like some protective cases do.

    I mean, like, who really nos all this stuff anyway?


    http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/...int-of-impact/

    http://firearmshistory.blogspot.com/...mmunition.html

    http://www.rifleshootermag.com/balli...tors-shooting/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swamp Fox View Post
    I'm no meteorologist
    That's for sure...



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    "Approaching warm front could set off strong storms ..."

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    Take that you climate deniers.
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