Ok there is a huge military contractor's complex a few miles from here. Get to hear them blow up some big stuff. A guy was in the shop today who has worked out there for decades. He seen a lake city 50 cal round on my desk. He asked if I had a 50 bolt gun. I said no why? He said they put crushed glass in the powder charges on military 50 cal. rounds. I asked why he said how do you clean a 50 cal barrel in the air? So does anyone know if they do or ever did put crushed glass in powder charges.
He said they did this to keep barrels clean.
Get up on your feet, Don't look so obsolete, And thrash like an athlete!
We used refined Donkey PISS industrial grade to clean the bore. But that was in the late 70s. I'm sure things have changed since then.
I've never even heard of anything remotely like this. What's the complex?
Gotta head to the depot to pick up some headlight fluid and elbow grease.
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Closed captioned for the drinking impaired. Wait...
Huh. Thats another one to add to the list.
Right up there with my old asshole neighbor telling me he had a izu with a “rifling remover” and a friend telling me that his friend has a safe with the walls filled with cyanide!
Hey, wheres that thread about shooting 556 out of a 762 barrel....
OK, now I get it.
...Don't forget to grab a box of grid squares and a pack of chemlight batteries!
So if gunpowder going off creates a temp about 3300 degrees and glass melts at about 2800 degrees wouldn't you have a problem.
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By chance was smoking out of something that looked like this:
Its absolute 100% bullshit, and here is why:
The Military loading for .50 Caliber used to be IMR 4064, and this is still a good choice for folks reloading in larger calibers like 30.06, 8mm and others. My friends Dad used to get .50 rounds from his work so he could disassemble them for the powder in reloading.
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