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Old 07-12-2010, 05:36 PM   #1
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Default Temperature of just fired brass

How hot does just fired brass get? I know that some of it can be too hot to comfortably hold but how hot is it actually? If you need a reference how about 9mm 95 grain? For civilian use, what is the hottest brass and its temperature? Does just fired brass get over 250 degrees? Anything anyone knows about this is much appreciated. Thanks.


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Old 07-12-2010, 05:47 PM   #2
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It's like pop corn. Just don't eat it!!!!!!


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A lot of variables. Firearms have been described a "nitrate burning engines". The more powder, and less mass of brass,the hotter it can get. Brass can also pick up heat from sitting in a hot chamber (which is why most current day full autos are open bolt guns. I have never measured the temp, but I can tell you with certainty that 7.62 NATO brass gets hot enough to blister your skin. Certainty is spelled YEEE-HAAAH !!!!!
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well, if it is hot to the touch, but not unbearable to hold, i would have to think its under 200 deg F, in fact maybe closer to between 130-150 deg F., dont forget it gets air cooled a little before it lands.
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I don't know the temp all I know is it's somewhere between first and slight second degree burns when the casing lands inside your collar on your neck. Oh and it hurts like a B****, but I don't think either of those really count as an actual temperature.
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Don't know the temperature but in the service '67, '68 we would have circles burnt all over our faces the same diameter of the round.
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Even the wee .22 rimfire can burn like the dickens.....

I had a .40SW go down my collar once at the range. The other shooters learned.... a 300 lb. whiteman CAN dance! I was boogying like mad......
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There is a reason I tell women shooters that should not wear a v-neck top on the range. It can be dangerous for the rest of us on the range.
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I remember Said .22LR rounds flying behind my head and sliding around the back of my winter jackets collar into my shirt in 20'F weather. You ever heard of a White boy ripping off his jacket and dancing like MJ in the snow? You have now. Last time I shoot my .22 laying down on my side...
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They don't call it the "Hot Brass Dance" for nothing.......


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