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I found what you said riveting.
In the video, the neighbor/witness states there is no natural gas in the neighborhood. Doesn't mean the homeowner didn't have BBQ tanks though.
Yeah, I was backwards. For some reason I had it in my head magnum powders burned faster.
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Let's wait and see what the investigation shows. I would be looking for meth, it is a problem out there, but ruling out meth I would think black powder. But that's just speculation on my part
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You are incorrect, even contained 6 pounds of smokeless powder is not going to blow out bricks like in that picture. This is not the movies and I have used enough explosives to say that was not 6 pounds of black powder.
Agree 100%. This could absolutely have been from flash powder but smokeless of black powder are both extremely unlikely. If he had several pounds of double based smokeless powder, like Red Dot, that somehow detonated with a blasting cap or some other high explosive initiator then it might be a possibility but still remote. Barring something like that, I’m not seeing this happen from smokeless powder.
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So far we haven't had any reloaders comment in this thread. No mention of Bullseye or Unique. Those are just dynamite with a different name. So our posters could qualify as newspaper writers, maybe. If you read the articles, you'll find there is a limit to how much powder you can store. Also how you must store it. Yeah, I ignore it. Much of mine is stored in small brass cylinders. Like 2.7 grains in each with a soft lead stopper.
I don't like Unique because it just seems dirty. Double base powder is just gun cotton with nitro glycern soaked into it. Bullseye and Unique are 50/50. So an 8#er of Bullseye is 4# of nitro with some equal amount of gun cotton. It goes off too. Anyone think 4# of nitro won't blow your house sky high?
Now back to what set it off. I have no idea.
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Must have been reloading for a 10mm, I heard those are some powerful rounds.
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I don't see powder doing that unless it was under a fair amount of compression, seems unlikely. A large quantity of primers perhaps? I can tell you 1/2 dozen swept up primers are a little spooky in a wood stove.
All the fact are not in on this case,wild ass speculations on a small amount of powder don't cut it.
I have been handling powder for five decades,all kinds.
There is a video where they burned a trailer of ammo trying to test the explosive power,the shit just burned
Perhaps we’re missing the real intent here… “ammunition reloaded are a hazard to the community and need to be strongly regulated”.
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If there's no natural gas, there's definitely propane.
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Some smokeless powders can detonate, but you need to add confinement and a shock initiation like a blasting cap. Bullseye is one such powder, since it is ~42% nitroglycerin. If this was a detonation, the guy would likely be dead and in pieces. This could have been black powder, and I agree with that other comments about smokeless leaving more of a fire trace. Primers would not have blown out half the building unless he had many pounds that were packed together and not in their original packaging. Even then, he would have been toast. He could have also been experimenting with HME and a gas leak seems possible.
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@ 1:25 mark, there is what remains of a loading bench with a loading press and vices, surrounded nearby by ammo cans, and other containers that I can't identify. Also nearby is what remains of a tumbler.
When the camera zooms in you can one of the ammo cans labelled 12 ga. "OO". Another camera shot shows center-fire pistol caliber rounds strewn between pieces of home insulation on what remains of the loading bench.
Just guessing, but I'm thinking investigators were placing all this collected evidence in one place in the yard before loading it and transporting it from the scene.
Yes sir, that was my first thought as well.
This thread got me thinking ... that I needed to check all my powder supplies and how they are stored. I was pleased that all my smokeless powder was just fine ... especially since it all has gotten my attention off and on over the years.
However, my black powder was not. I have not black powder hunted in over 30 years. I have six 1 lb metal cans of various black powder ... three full and three partial. The tops and screw caps of the six metal cans had a layer of surface rust. No friggin' way would I unscrew those top due to any friction that could cook a can off.
Had a nice chat with our local fire department. Decision made that I would soak the cans in water (gonna give it a week) and use a sharp object to puncture a hole in the can side so it can soak further.
Can eventually find new powder someday if wish to go black powder hunting.
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No you can’t.
You anywhere near central TX, I’ll come take it off your hands.
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You could punch a hole in the can and transfer it to another container. or use it as fertilizer. There is a lot of nitrogen in there.
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