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Old 06-18-2009, 02:53 PM
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Today I was sitt'in in my stand,it was approx. 90 degrees,hadsome 22. bullets,and several AA batteries in my hip pocket and a bullet fired.Did the batteries or the heat have somthing to do with it,or what would have caused it?? anyoneknow?
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:16 PM
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Had to be the batteries. 90 deg. isnt hot enough to set of the powder.

What were you doing sitting in a stand? It was hot as hell today.
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:54 PM
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my guess is that a battery shifted and set off the primer.

ETA- Are you okay? did you get hurt at all?
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:38 PM
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question: did the bullet exit your pants or stay inside? did you get hurt or just pee your pants? just curious.
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:05 AM
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WOW. I bet that got your attention.
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Old 06-19-2009, 04:46 AM
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Dang!! That sounds like a good test for mythbusters!
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:31 AM
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Sounds like a story to me. The batterys and the 90 degree heat aren't in of themselves enough to make a 22 bullet go off. It would take a lot more heat than that, no way the batterys produced any elctricity to cause the ignition. Either need way more heat, or a stiff strike on the base of the casing to cause it to fire.
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:19 AM
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I ave heard of such a thing. It was reported in the American Rifleeman years ago. But there were no batteries involved. Just a 22 RF cartridge going off in someone's pocket.
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:18 PM
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I don't see how it can happen.
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:50 PM
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I could see it haapening the rim got dinged on a battery or a coin, not sure that a small batter would have enoug juice to set one off, but I wouldn't pry it. The priming compound is extremely shock sensitive!

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