Oh, the humanity! Here is why you should never put ammunition in the microwave.
If you're thinking this sounds like bad idea, it's because it is a bad idea. Don't ever try this at home.
Watch the video below:
So, what happens if a person puts live .22 LR cartridges in a microwave?
This experiment has been done before, but what kind of different results happen with .22 LR ammunition? Some of the cartridges do pop open like fireworks but only the bullets and casings separate. It takes a gun barrel to direct pressure to create a real bullet power projectile.
Save your microwave and your precious boxes of hard-earned .22 ammunition.