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Old January 23rd, 2017, 11:36 AM   #1
 
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22 ammo plant burned

A ammo plant just west of Cleveland Ga. burned this am. firefighters were asked not to spray water because of the magnesium so they let it cook off. A couple of people were hurt. Not many details are coming out.
Someone told me they make a lot of "Blazer" 22 ammo



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Old January 23rd, 2017, 11:42 AM   #2
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Noooo!!! Will the shortage never end!?!?

I hope everyone is alright though!
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Georgia has had a tough coupla days.
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Here's a link to the story: Two suffer burns in White County ammunition plant fire | AccessWDUN.com

Looks more like this is a smaller operation that makes .22lr tracer ammo.
Piney Mountain Ammunition Co.
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Here's a link to the story: Two suffer burns in White County ammunition plant fire | AccessWDUN.com

Looks more like this is a smaller operation that makes .22lr tracer ammo.
Piney Mountain Ammunition Co.
Yes. They are in fact a small company known for making tracers.

CCI makes Blazers by the billion in a huge facility somewhere else.
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"Another danger was presented when the ammunition in the building started exploding, propelling shell casings from the building."

Confirmation of the fact that when ammo is "cooked off" when not enclosed in the chamber of a gun it's usually the lighter component, the casing, that is propelled away, not the heavier component, the bullet. The press rarely ever gets this right. In this case, however, they even showed a photo of the cases on the ground.


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Thanks for the links to some accurate info, should have done more homework before posting.
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"Another danger was presented when the ammunition in the building started exploding, propelling shell casings from the building."

Confirmation of the fact that when ammo is "cooked off" when not enclosed in the chamber of a gun it's usually the lighter component, the casing, that is propelled away, not the heavier component, the bullet. The press rarely ever gets this right. In this case, however, they even showed a photo of the cases on the ground.

just watched this over the holidays... fun stuff, good facts.

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There is a great mythbusters on that. It was BUSTED. Gel man was up close with no penetrating injuries. You would want to wear safety glasses and a few would sting really well.

Those tracers were fun, hopefully they will rebuild

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Magnesium aye, that stuff goes crazy when you spray it with water. Once had to respond to a volkswagon beetle on fire 60's model which are known to have magnesium motor blocks. When its hit with water, things get interesting I assure you. Some newer cars have magnesium parts now days as well.

As for the rounds, no big danger from cooking off if not in a chamber, not enough energy to penetrate fire gear, more like a string of black cats in my opinion. However if they had big containers of powders onsite, that would concern me as a smoke eater, along with the magnesium amounts.
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