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Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by JedClip, May 22, 2008.

  1. JedClip

    JedClip New Member

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    If I leave my clip in a hot car can the bullets start going off from the heat?
     
  2. chorst294

    chorst294 New Member

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    Not unless your car catches fire, then maybe.
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    No. However, repeated heating/cooling/heating/cooling is not good for ammo, and over a period of time, it may affect reliability.
     
  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    It would have to get really really hot. Like C3 said over and over and over is not good. but one time or two should not hurt it.
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Even if the car catches fire there is little chance the ammo will "go off" in the conventional sense of the term. I have seen numerous rounds that sustained fire damage. Everyone had the bullets intact and the primer missing. When the temperature gets high enough to "cook off' the powder/primer, the pressures are not contained like they are in the chamber of a firearm. The lightest component, the primer, is the first to pop out. It does not go far and there is a flare off through the flash hole in the case. The bullet (the projectile) has far more mass (weight) and thus, far more inertia than the primer so it tends to stay put. Simple physics actually.

    For clarification, the term "clip' is commonly misused. A clip generally is used to load a magazine. A clip generally holds the base of a cartridge. A clip generally does not have a spring. A magazine generally completely encloses a cartridge, has a spring under the cartridge to facilitate feeding.

    A clip and a magazine are two totally different things.

    I know, I know. I am probably being too literal. I choose to be specific about things to avoid confusion. The internal combustion device under the hood of the your automobile or truck is not a "motor", it is an engine. Thingie and whachamacallit are not normal parts of my vocabulary.
     
  6. ninevolt

    ninevolt New Member

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    i looked on youtube and there are some videos saying a mag is for like rifles and a clip is for pistols or something like that
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    You need a better source of info than youtube. The M-16 and 45 Auto both use a MAGAZINE. The M-1 Garand used an en bloc CLIP. It held cartridges. The SKS uses a stripper CLIP to load the fixed MAGAZINE of the rifle. My Mauser pistol uses a CLIP to hold cartridges until they are loaded into the MAGAZINE.
     
  8. 1hole

    1hole New Member

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    Amen c3.

    Saying one thing and meaning another insures lousy communications, no matter the topic. Youtube seems to speak with the authority of a movie and we all know how realistic they are, right?