Ammunition and house fires

How dangerous is ammunition in a house fire? Guns use ammunition to go BOOM. Wouldn’t a round or worse, a pallet load, of ammunition do the same when heated long enough?

Apparently not. In this video question of ammunition safety and volatility is FULLY examined.

It is important to note that a gun with a round in the chamber in a fire will fire as if the trigger were pulled if it gets hot enough.

Why isn’t ammunition more volatile? Because smokeless powder used in modern ammunition is not an explosive. Smokeless powder is a propellant and it burns, it does not detonate.

It was striking how hard it was to get ammunition to misbehave.

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