Deep Frying a Live 50BMG AP Round

DemolitionRanch deep fries a live 50BMG AP round.

Fun experiment, albeit a little dangerous. I wouldn’t recommend duplicating this at home.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Russ October 13, 2014, 5:27 pm

    That was funny and cool.
    And you scared the Chief of Safety Police = Secundius (funny part).
    Be glad there’re guys out there who do things we would never dream of.
    It’s enjoyably enlightening.
    Loved the tree cam.

  • Core3 October 13, 2014, 10:34 am

    Thanks for the article. It was fun to watch the test.

    Secundius- Look up SAAMI ammunition fires. The danger is not what you think it is. Without a round being chambered in a rifle, the brass just pops off. SAAMI did a video with firefighters where they burned tens of thousands of rounds in houses and trucks to prove that point.

  • Secundius October 13, 2014, 8:31 am

    First of all, Why would you be DUMB ENOUGH too do it!!! I imagine it would be like putting a Flash Frozen Turkey, into a Deep Fryer. With far more explosive results. I wouldn’t be standing anywhere within 100-meters of this experiment when it goes off. You have two unknown variables to contend with. First, and foremost is the Trajectory of .50-caliber (12.7x99mmBMG)-round. And, secondly there’s the HOT GREASE to contend with. What is this, JACKASS 10 movie auditions week in the making, and your showing of your visual resume. When DUMB, becomes STUPID.

    • mrmack October 13, 2014, 2:24 pm

      100m? man, this ain’t an aerial bomb.

      Sweet video!

    • Derp McDerp October 13, 2014, 5:02 pm

      You’re a complete fool if you expect ammunition to react the same way with no barrel and closed chamber around it.

    • Ron October 13, 2014, 10:23 pm

      I wouldn’t do this with a french fryer, I’ve seen some pretty terrible burns from hot oil. The general idea of tossing 50 cal BMG ammo into a hot place is a fine old tradition though. My dad was a ball turret gunner in a B-24 during WWII, stationed at Lackheath AAC base near Nottingham England. One of their favorite tricks in winter was to visit another crew’s Quanset hut quarters and on their way out to toss a few 50 caliber rounds into the centrally located pot belly stove. He said they would usually get about 50 feet away before the rounds cooked off. He said the only bad thing about doing it was the inevitable pat back! He said they never penetrated the stove casing. A few years ago I saw a Mythbusters episode that confirmed this fact.

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