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Hot Bullet Casings Can Burn Skin

Bullet Casing Burns - The following picture shows the burn marks I received from a .22 caliber LR casing that flew into my shirt collar after being ejected from a .22 caliber Smith & Wesson 22A pistol at the range. I knew that they were hot but this time it left burn marks.

Hot .22 Caliber Case Burn Marks

Hot .22 Caliber Case Burn Marks

 

Hot Brass (Ammo Cases) Can Burn

It seems like ever other week at the range some hot brass flies down my shirt. More often than not it's the .22 caliber cases that find their way into my collar and down my shirt to my waist. Usually when it happens, I (as others) go into the "hot brass dance" as we try to catch it and keep it away from our skin. Fortunately it only takes a few seconds for the brass to cool down due to it's light mass. Apparently this time (as shown in the picture) I wasn't fast enough and the brass rested against my skin a little bit too long.  

 

Protection From Bot Bullet Casings

Once you get burned a few times by hot bullet casings you begin thinking about protecting yourself. There isn't too much you can do to protect yourself except buttoning up your top shirt buttons and upgrading your eye protection and ear protection.

 

 

 

Authored By Mike Coviello (Tanner)

 

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Sent: August 21, 2011
Subject: Case Burns From 22s and 380s


Haha! I feel you! I had one go down my shirt and burned my chest pretty bad. It was same thing, .22lr from my p22. I've since upgraded to a .380, and those don't feel ANY better lol! I've even avoided the cute girl shirts with no help. Those suckers fly!
brittany


Response - Brittany,

I've learned to button up or un-tuck my shirt to give it someplace to go.

I only get burned with the 22's. My .380 and 9mms seem to fly off pretty well and go over to the next shooting booth most of the time.

I also avoid the cute girl shirts.

Tanner

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