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    Default Warning! Booby-Trapped Ammo

    Warning! Booby-Trapped Ammo



    “The United States has been seeding battlefields with improvised exploding ammunition, part of a large-scale project intended to undermine the Taliban that can have grisly unintended effects,” C. J. Chivers reports at atwar.blogs.nytimes.com. “Such ammunition was introduced by the United States to Afghanistan with hopes that it would explode inside the weapons of its foes. But ammunition tends to move fluidly through and around conflict zones. And once loose, booby-trapped ammunition does not distinguish between a weapon held by a Talib, a weapon held by an American soldier or a weapon held by anyone else.” What are the odds that some of that booby-trapped ammo could work its way back to the U.S.? Small. But you won’t see me buying loose ammo from abroad any time soon. Just sayin’ . . . [Click here for video of booby-trapped weapons and ammo]

    Warning! Booby-Trapped Ammo - The Truth About Guns
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    That tactic goes back at least to Vietnam. If the enemy sees their own ammo as a form of Russian Roulette then you have an advantage.

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    Yeah I was going to say, this is a Vietnam-era story. Don't believe the hype. There was VERY little booby trapped ammo, and to date none has been encountered in the West. Besides this is originally a 2012 post... likely recycled over and over. In fact I think American Rifleman did a brief story about this, around the same time. Hrm.
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    Yawn

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    probably have a better change of getting hurt buying reloads at a fun show
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    thanks for info

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