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Old April 10, 2013, 08:00 AM   #26
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I don't usually do club shoots, too restrictive for my taste. Just use common sense and you'll be fine.
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Old April 10, 2013, 08:44 AM   #27
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Yup....

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I don't usually do club shoots, too restrictive for my taste.
You and me Brazos.

They would never tolerate my shenanigans.
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Old April 10, 2013, 09:03 AM   #28
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{QOUTE}:I ran across a couple YouTube videos of BP containers blowing up on a shooting bench when guys pulled the trigger. I guess sparks from the pan, off the cap or from the muzzle ignited a pound of BP. A pound of Goex or substitute that goes bang is real scary-- blew the shooters backwards off the bench.

So where's the You tube video link? I'd like to see it and try to figure out why it exploded. Did he have the cap screwed on or off the can? etc....
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Old April 10, 2013, 09:50 AM   #29
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The likelyhood that a container of black powder going off, and a camera just happening to record it, is so low that I suspect that most U-tube videos showing such an event were staged.
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Old April 10, 2013, 09:57 AM   #30
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Old April 10, 2013, 01:01 PM   #31
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Hanging beneath my arm. I hardly go to ranges anymore.
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Old April 10, 2013, 09:59 PM   #32
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Mine's usually hanging at my side too, I've got a flask or horn dedicated to each of my B/p guns with the usual load nozzle asttached, although for rapid reloads, I use a separate powder holder(large straight wall cartridge) fo pouring into the barrel or cylinder.
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Old April 11, 2013, 06:59 AM   #33
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while I prefer shooting on private property, the local gun range is very cool. A lot of times if I go during the day, I may indeed be the only one shooting. It's ran relaxed, unless you are being a complete idiot, the shooters pretty much run it amongst themselves. Even the military range at Ft. Hood is pretty laid back, except that when the Army is shooting the zero range, every time they cease fire, you have to, which is frequent because every couple shots they fire they go downrange to check their targets.
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Old April 11, 2013, 10:07 AM   #34
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It can and has happened

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I suspect that most U-tube videos showing such an event were staged.
Going to have to agree with you but the message is, that it can happen. I've only seen it on two occasions and on one, I warned the guy what might happen and it did. Did not actually explode but he did get burned. ....


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