Originally Posted by LDBennett
Did anyone see the Mythbusters this week where they beat on centerfire cases (empty, of course, except for the primer) to see if it was possible to set off the primer with a hit from a gun butt. The cartridge case heads were so beat up that it was hard to tell that the piece of brass was originally a cartridge case AND the primers did not go off. I winced seeing the guns so horrible mistreated!
Of course, that obviously would not be the case on a rimfire round as noted above when a soft lead bullet was force against the rim of a live round in the chamber and the chambered round went off.
When I was 14 years old (36 years ago) I took the shot. wad and powder out of a 12 gauge round then cut the plastic off leaving just the brass put it primer side up in a gravel driveway and whacked it with a chunk of shale yes it went off and plastered me with pieces of driveway grit and darn near blew out my ear drums,,,,, myth busters should have used a rock
been there done that when I was young and really really dumb