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Old July 30, 2012, 04:26 AM   #1
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What's Causing this Chamber Fire? HD VIDEO

Any ideas what is causing flames like this to shoot out of the chamber of this guy's Benelli M4? I pulled a few scenes from a Russian's Benelli shooting session and slowed down the video so you can see the places where his Benelli looks like it is catching on fire.
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Old July 30, 2012, 04:58 AM   #2
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Gun powder?
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Old July 30, 2012, 06:16 AM   #3
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Not sure, but is that shotgun he is using a semi-auto or automatic??
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Old July 30, 2012, 06:55 AM   #4
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New models of guns always have better technology. My old M1-90 never did that .I'll have to upgrade !
Flames out of the end of the barrel are far more common and the donut of smoke too. Ever see the the monster donut coming from a huge battleship gun ?
It's all from powder still unburned after the bullet leaves the barrel. I assume that the shotgun still had unburned powder in the shell and when the extraction started the air coming into the case burned up the powder.
And Watson , bring your revolver !
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Old July 30, 2012, 08:16 AM   #5
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i have seen it on the trap range with reo shotgun shells with beretta shotguns,never with rem 1100,s. maybe opening alittle early. eastbank.
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Old July 30, 2012, 08:26 AM   #6
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Strange. The flame looked to be burning too slow to be gun powder. Maybe too much gun oil?
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Old July 30, 2012, 01:52 PM   #7
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Good thing he's not a lefty.
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