Ever wonder what happens when you put a .50 caliber bullet in a microwave? This guy in Texas decided to find out. The results were a little surprising.
Most people realize that ammunition and microwaves (or guns), generally don’t mix. However, there is nothing wrong with being curious about what happens to a live .50 caliber bullet in a microwave.
Whatever you do, don’t try this at home!
Yes, this is the same bullet used in the Barret .50 cal rifle and the M2 machine gun. However, the performance of the bullet is not nearly as impressive in this case.
The results of this experiment are very similar to what would happen if you threw the same bullet into a fire (which I also don’t recommend). The bullet will eventually go off, but brass cases are not nearly strong enough to contain the pressure generated by the burning power on their own.
When it is not reinforced by the chamber of a firearm, the case will rupture, scattering fragments everywhere and depriving the bullet of a lot of its power.
However, you can see that the explosion was still powerful enough to blow the heck out of the microwave. Like I said, don’t try this at home.