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2013-06-18 11:10:05 PM  
From an updated link on Rianovasti: More than 1,400 personnel and over 220 units of machinery and equipment, including eight aircraft and two firefighting trains, have been deployed to contain the fire and explosions, the ministry said. There are plans to use four helicopters.

I wonder if they're using their cool new remote controlled firefighting train

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2013-06-18 11:11:10 PM  

Stone Meadow: Dude, it's a thousand miles east of Moscow in the exact middle of nowhere. Who cares?

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Sounds exactly like Des Moines.

/except 1000 mi west of DC
 
2013-06-18 11:11:12 PM  
Can't wait for the 200 dashcam vids to pop up of it
 
2013-06-18 11:13:40 PM  
Meh.
 
2013-06-18 11:13:45 PM  
Perfect cover for a lot of these weapons to end up in certain wrong hands in the middle east. ;)
 
2013-06-18 11:21:24 PM  

Oldiron_79: MrHappyRotter: This is God's punishment to Russia for it's treatment of gays and restrictions on their human rights.

LOL you believe in sky wizards.


To be fair it sounds like it is only 1 sky wizard he belives in.
Even the best of us have had faith in merlin from time to time.
 
2013-06-18 11:21:28 PM  

ski9600: TommyDeuce: Second video seems to be about 2 miles from the blasts.

I was thinking the 13 minute video was about 7 seconds away.  So 7 miles?


Flash to bang is ~5 seconds per mile (nominal 1100 fps, 5,280 feet per mile).
 
2013-06-18 11:25:18 PM  

2xhelix: Hmm, I wonder if by any chance the ammo was destined for Syria.
/tinfoil hat time


Southeast Russia on a river?
That's a tributary to the Volga and has a canal over to the Don and the Black Sea?

Nah.
 
2013-06-18 11:34:39 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: 2xhelix: Hmm, I wonder if by any chance the ammo was destined for Syria.
/tinfoil hat time

Southeast Russia on a river?
That's a tributary to the Volga and has a canal over to the Don and the Black Sea?

Nah.


That would be crazy talk ; )
 
2013-06-18 11:41:57 PM  
"122-millimeter shells with an effective bursting radius of 1 kilometer "

Bullshiat.
30-50 meter s _maybe_
reporter needs to pull their head out of their ass and do simple background research.
 
2013-06-19 12:24:17 AM  
The louder bangs are not sound, they are shockwaves.

They move faster than sound.
 
2013-06-19 01:12:33 AM  
I have to say that 9:16 is my favourite video format. I've even mounted my TV sideways on the wall to take full advantage of it. All that's left to do in my home theatre now is to mount my front left and right speakers over and under the TV, both rear surrounds on the left side of the screen, and my sub in the middle of the ceiling.
 
2013-06-19 01:28:12 AM  
My dad just recently told me about when he was in Nam and the ammo dump near the base got hit. Thousands and thousands of artillery shells and millions of rounds of ammunition went off. He said the explosion was ridiculous and the fire was still cooking off rounds over a day later.
 
2013-06-19 04:34:57 AM  
Luckily most of my ammo comes from Tula or izhevzk.

And I think I have enough 7.62x39 for now.

Hopefully my 7.62x54r supply is uninterrupted.
 
2013-06-19 04:42:21 AM  

Dadoody: Luckily most of my ammo comes from Tula or izhevzk.

And I think I have enough 7.62x39 for now.

Hopefully my 7.62x54r supply is uninterrupted.


What? They're manufacturing Nagant ammo now?
Have you run into cartridges that don't have Berdan primers?
 
2013-06-19 05:00:11 AM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Dadoody: Luckily most of my ammo comes from Tula or izhevzk.

And I think I have enough 7.62x39 for now.

Hopefully my 7.62x54r supply is uninterrupted.

What? They're manufacturing Nagant ammo now?
Have you run into cartridges that don't have Berdan primers?


They still Nagant ammo for their machine guns and sniper rifles.
 
2013-06-19 05:15:45 AM  
You boys puzzle me sometimes.
 
2013-06-19 06:10:59 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: You boys puzzle me sometimes.


Moisin-Nagant was the main Russian battle rifle from before WWI until the AK was adopted after WWII.
It is still in use. Heavy, bolt-action rifle. Kicks like a mule. Lighten the rifle and it kicks even harder.
Blasts a good meter worth of flame out the muzzle.

The standard Russian 7.62x54R cartridges use Berdan primers, which have two main disadvantages:
1) They're corrosive, so you have to clean the rifles obsessively.
2) You can't reload the brass because the primer weakens the cartridge by changing its chemistry.

The rifles are cheap as dirt (under $200), accurate enough, and aren't terrible game rifles.

/Give me a .30-30 or .30-06 any day.
//And the Russians still use the Nagant's 7.62x54R cartridge for sniper rifles and machine guns.
 
2013-06-19 06:21:58 AM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: tinfoil-hat maggie: You boys puzzle me sometimes.

Moisin-Nagant was the main Russian battle rifle from before WWI until the AK was adopted after WWII.
It is still in use. Heavy, bolt-action rifle. Kicks like a mule. Lighten the rifle and it kicks even harder.
Blasts a good meter worth of flame out the muzzle.

The standard Russian 7.62x54R cartridges use Berdan primers, which have two main disadvantages:
1) They're corrosive, so you have to clean the rifles obsessively.
2) You can't reload the brass because the primer weakens the cartridge by changing its chemistry.

The rifles are cheap as dirt (under $200), accurate enough, and aren't terrible game rifles.

/Give me a .30-30 or .30-06 any day.
//And the Russians still use the Nagant's 7.62x54R cartridge for sniper rifles and machine guns.


Oh, okay, cool I learned something today ; )
 
2013-06-19 06:57:35 AM  

BravadoGT: The Russian ammo is the only kind you see to be in regular supply in stores these days.   I suppose that will dry up now too.

I blame explObama.

 
2013-06-19 06:59:33 AM  
This is why the Russians will never be defeated
Russian #1: Holy shiat, look at that explosion!
Russian #2: A lot of people must have been killed in that.
Russian #3 HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! That's funny, let us go back to kicking our futbol and later drink much vodak
Russians # 1 & 2: HA HA yes! W e should do that!
 
2013-06-19 08:29:37 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: Will America counter this by accidentally blowing up some of our ammo destined for Syria?


No,..by blowing up ammo destined for Walmart..
 
2013-06-19 08:39:40 AM  
With all that ammo going off, how were thousands of people not shot and killed by bullets flying for miles everywhere?
This is why ammo should be stored underground, so that a bullet doesn't fire and travel 3 miles down the road and hit some kid.
 
2013-06-19 09:55:01 AM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: tinfoil-hat maggie: You boys puzzle me sometimes.

Moisin-Nagant was the main Russian battle rifle from before WWI until the AK was adopted after WWII.
It is still in use. Heavy, bolt-action rifle. Kicks like a mule. Lighten the rifle and it kicks even harder.
Blasts a good meter worth of flame out the muzzle.

The standard Russian 7.62x54R cartridges use Berdan primers, which have two main disadvantages:
1) They're corrosive, so you have to clean the rifles obsessively.
2) You can't reload the brass because the primer weakens the cartridge by changing its chemistry.

The rifles are cheap as dirt (under $200), accurate enough, and aren't terrible game rifles.

/Give me a .30-30 or .30-06 any day.
//And the Russians still use the Nagant's 7.62x54R cartridge for sniper rifles and machine guns.


Just because a round is Berdan primed doesn't make it corrosive,just as a Boxer primer doesn't mean its non-corrosive. It is the priming compound that determines whether it is corrosive or not. All that Berdan means is that the anvil is part of the cartridge case. Most new Russian ammo (Wolf, Bear,Tulammo, etc) uses a Berdan primer and is noncorrosive.
Also Berdan cases, both corrosive and non, can be reloaded, its just a more difficult. Also you have to wash the cases that had corrosive primers to remove the residue. They don't change the metal composition, just cause rust on form on steel.
 
2013-06-19 10:15:57 AM  

MythDragon: With all that ammo going off, how were thousands of people not shot and killed by bullets flying for miles everywhere?
This is why ammo should be stored underground, so that a bullet doesn't fire and travel 3 miles down the road and hit some kid.


Normally when a round goes off in a fire there is nothing to contain it so the bullet doesn't go anywhere. This occured where they stored artillery ammo so as long as you were outside the bursting radius of the shell (50 meters or so as stated above) you'd be fine.
And no, storing lots of ammo underground is not a good idea. You just contained the explosion which is going to send dirt, rocks, concrete, and everything else flying a long way.
Most ammo that is stored in dirt covered "igloos" is not to hold an explosion in but to vent it in a safe direction and protect it from an explosion in a neighboring igloo.
 
2013-06-19 10:18:31 AM  
Well it shows one thing - that WOLF ammunition at one time or other will actually fire.
 
2013-06-19 10:38:22 AM  
Боом Гоес те Дйнамите
 
2013-06-19 12:57:02 PM  

Crewmannumber6: This is why the Russians will never be defeated
Russian #1: Holy shiat, look at that explosion!
Russian #2: A lot of people must have been killed in that.
Russian #3 HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! That's funny, let us go back to kicking our futbol and later drink much vodak
Russians # 1 & 2: HA HA yes! W e should do that!


Cheborneck!
Ya!
Come here!
What?
What dat?
I dunno.      NSFW
 
2013-06-19 01:24:53 PM  
Just adding to the ammo shortage here. Therefore I have to blame Bush.
 
2013-06-19 02:06:00 PM  

cleofus: Just because a round is Berdan primed doesn't make it corrosive,just as a Boxer primer doesn't mean its non-corrosive. It is the priming compound that determines whether it is corrosive or not. All that Berdan means is that the anvil is part of the cartridge case. Most new Russian ammo (Wolf, Bear,Tulammo, etc) uses a Berdan primer and is noncorrosive.
Also Berdan cases, both corrosive and non, can be reloaded, its just a more difficult. Also you have to wash the cases that had corrosive primers to remove the residue. They don't change the metal composition, just cause rust on form on steel.


Depends on whether they're using KClO3.
KCl does a number on brass,and leaving those salts on steel will make it rust.
/A lot of former Eastern Block ammo manufacturers lie.
 
2013-06-19 02:08:52 PM  

garandman1a: Just adding to the ammo shortage here. Therefore I have to blame Bush.


Shortage of ammo here is due directly to hoarders, preppers, and speculators snapping up supplies, while gullible idiots afraid of Obama taking away thur shootin' irons are driving up demand.
 
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