Going shooting with your buddies is one of the best times you can have. Whether it’s paper targets or clay pigeons, it’s pretty hard to have a bad time as long as you follow the rules, wear ear and eye protections, and just in general be safe.
Well, some people like to push the boundaries a little bit and start taking aim at some pretty hazardous materials, like Tannerite.
According to the Beaumont Enterprise, Tannerite is a combination of aluminum powder (like what’s found in Etch-A-Sketches) and white pellets of aluminum nitrate. On their own, both components are stable and actually remain stable when combined.
That is unless they’re shot with a high powered rifle. When that happens, things get wild.
In small amounts, Tannerite is used to make target practice a bit more fun, but in large amounts, it can create an explosion that can be heard for miles and send debris flying wildly, much further than you’d expect.
We saw this guy nearly lose his headand this man nearly blow up his house and boat, but if you need another example, let’s take a look at this viral video which shows a guy shooting a refrigerator packed with Tannerite from quite a distance away.
He stands behind a tree, readies, aims, and fires, and the next thing you know the fridge erupts violently. All sorts of dirt and metal fly everywhere, but the biggest problem was the door, which didn’t break into pieces but instead broke off the hinges and flew near directly at where the guy was standing, slamming into the tree with a force that would have most likely killed him.
Fortunately he was able to get out of the way just before he would have got obliterated but my goodness was it close.
I’m all for having some redneck fun. I’m even in favor of having a bit too much redneck fun, but man this will make you think twice before trying it yourself.