Well Youtuber PressTube did and was curious what would happen.
Witness what happens when a hydraulic press crushes live ammunition.
Live pistol cartridges and shotgun shells go off with quite a bang when fired out of a firearm. Will they explode when crushed by a hydraulic press?
This video is a testament to how tough live ammunition is. With live shotgun shells and pistol cartridges crushed, they only flatten completely into a mass of crushed material. No boom, no bang.
If you thought these cartridges would have exploded under the mighty hydraulic press, join the club. Even with massive pressure, unless the primer gets a sharp impact of a firing pin, these cartridges remain harmless.