Originally Posted by Bighead
Without the case being supported in a chamber the round of ammunition would go off like a small hand grenade. The explosive forces would tear through the thin case. The case would be destroyed and its highly unlikely the round would propel with any force.
So you see a bullet hole in the wall, or a pristine shell casing then you can safely call BS.
So, It happens.
Quite frankly is the truth that the exceptions prove the rule. The primer will not ignite unless hit by a firing pin or striker, or hammer , or...someone tapping a full mag.
When I was a kid, my friends and i would steal .22 cal rounds from our parents and burn them in creative ways, you know, with sparklers, etc. and the whole casing would explode in fragments.
Once i got a bruise the size of a tangerine on my leg with a fragment the size of a rice grain.
Advise to parents: KEEP ALL AMMO LOCKED AWAY FROM KIDS IN A SUPER SECRET DUNGEON.