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Old January 12, 2013, 09:09 AM   #46
Mike Irwin
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 39,177
"I spoke to an MRI tech to see if an MRI could set off a primer (through heat generated by eddy currents or by a spark caused by electrical interference of anything. He did not know the mechanism, but did say that when he was taking his training that he was told that ammunition could be set off."

You know, I was wondering about that myself, and then I totally forgot about it.

Given that a cartridge case and primer are all brass (I believe even the anvils in most primers are non-ferrous), would that even be possible?
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