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To: jboot
your implication is dead wrong. the powder in a cartridge does not explode. it burns. occasionally, as when there's a powder charge that is smaller than the case, it does explode -- the phenomenon is called "detonation" -- and usually it damages the weapon and sometimes the shooter. you do not want the powder to explode. you want it to burn. the terminology is correct and the implication you make is a little bit wild-eyed and entirely incorrect.
6 posted on 11/24/2010 11:46:57 AM PST by dep (all that is necessary for liberals to triumph is for honest people to do nothing)
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To: dep
occasionally, as when there's a powder charge that is smaller than the case, it does explode

Hopefully that's all the time, because you do not want to fill the case so full that seating the bullet compacts the powder. Then you do get a *boom* when you pull the trigger.

8 posted on 11/24/2010 12:04:52 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: dep

Had something bad happen to a CZ-52 when I fired it. Slide became hopelessly jammed and had to sell for parts. Was using custom ammo, too.


13 posted on 11/24/2010 12:29:45 PM PST by pabianice
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