An exploding round isn't particularly dangerous, at worse it will spray some casing fragments around. Dangers of exploding ammunition tend to be exaggerated. There are plenty of documented experiments involving cooking-off ammo is various situautions, including ovens.
A loaded gun stored in a oven is a different matter. If the round in the chamber goes off, it will likely send the bullet through the oven wall, and could hurt someone outside the oven.
posted on 02/22/2013 9:49:48 AM PST
You are quite right...i have seen shotgun shells tossed in fires with little more than explosive effect..birdshot and they tended to burn or pop
I grew up with waxed paper shotshells
not sure i would throw a .950 JDJ in the campfire as a lark..and at 40 bucks a shot
posted on 02/22/2013 9:55:18 AM PST
(wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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