Sean asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 1 month ago

What happens if you put a bullet in fire?

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  • 1 month ago

    This is a great question. When we put the bullet into fire, this will cook before the powder gets charged and it gets ignited. It will send casing, but it is not a particular bullet, which will be flying beyond fire.

    • Larry1 month agoReport

      Clear as mud. Can't you give a better explanation?

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  • 1 month ago

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  • 1 month ago

    It will melt at 622 F if it is lead and at 2000 F if it is copper clad.

    The bullet is the projectile of a cartridge.

    If you throw a cartridge into a fire it will, after a short time, force the bullet out of the case and burn the powder violently.

  • 1 month ago

    The explosive does detonate.  But without a barrel to permit the pressurized gas to exert a force on the bullet the energy given to it is relatively small.  Most of the energy in the gas is released as a bang where the gas escapes the gap between the bullet and the casing once the bullet has moved a few mm. 

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  • Squid
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    If the fire is hot enough, the bullet will melt.

    You should know that the bullet is just the lead (often with copper jacketing) and does not include gunpowder.  If you are talking about the entire cartridge with the gunpowder, once it gets hot enough the gunpowder will ignite and it will be like a big firecracker.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It may melt, since a large fraction of it is typically lead.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The gunpowder can ignite and 'fire' the bullet but at a velocity MUCH lower than what you get out of a gun.  Still enough of a velocity I would not recommend doing this at a campfire.  This is a good test that was done.

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SlOXowwC4c

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  • 1 month ago

    nothing, the bullet is just the lead or steel projectile. it will get hot. 

    perhaps you mean "cartridge" which is the bullet plus case plus explosive? It will go off and send the bullet flying, but not very fast. 

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  • Rick
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    it will blow-up AND send the bullet flying ..................................

    • billrussell42
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      no, the bullet is just the lead or steel projectile. 

      cartridge is the bullet plus case plus explosive.

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