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What Happens When You Shoot an AK-47 Underwater?

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This experiment will surprise everyone.

This video shows that while it is possible to shoot a gun underwater, but we would definitely advise against it.

The slow-motion clip shows a great deal of hot gases shooting out of this AK-47 into the water.

You can learn a lot from this one.

Watch the video below:

The oxygen needed to launch the bullet is contained within the bullet, so when firing underwater, this sealed cartridge with primer, propellant and bullet work as they are made to work on dry land.

The difference is water has more density, so the power of the shot bullet is greatly reduced but still could be lethal at close range.

Again, don't try this at home, because now you know it's possible and don't need to prove it to yourself.

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What Happens When You Shoot an AK-47 Underwater?