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#4696287 - 03/16/18 03:19 AM Meltdown Tests
ZeeOSix Offline


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Kind of interesting to watch the abuse these rifles can take. This guy has all kinds of these "meltdown" videos.


AR-15 Meltdown



AK Meltdown
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#4696328 - 03/16/18 05:23 AM Re: Meltdown Tests [Re: ZeeOSix]
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I've just never understood the purpose of uselessly destroying a perfectly good rifle for no reason. A bit like putting a cinder block on the accelerator pedal of a car until the engine blows.

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#4696367 - 03/16/18 07:19 AM Re: Meltdown Tests [Re: billt460]
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Originally Posted By: billt460
I've just never understood the purpose of uselessly destroying a perfectly good rifle for no reason. A bit like putting a cinder block on the accelerator pedal of a car until the engine blows.


I agree, but it might be interesting to watch how the engine fails in that scenario! It's all about creating a spectacle to see how many views they can get.
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#4696375 - 03/16/18 07:26 AM Re: Meltdown Tests [Re: billt460]
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Originally Posted By: billt460
I've just never understood the purpose of uselessly destroying a perfectly good rifle for no reason. A bit like putting a cinder block on the accelerator pedal of a car until the engine blows.


When I was a teenager, Dad "rested" a balanced brick on the accelerator pedal of the R16 to charge the battery...slipped, and had the thing at full noise for quite some time.

never blew, and did at least another 100k miles post the event.

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#4696436 - 03/16/18 08:34 AM Re: Meltdown Tests [Re: ZeeOSix]
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I enjoyed the videos.
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#4696443 - 03/16/18 08:39 AM Re: Meltdown Tests [Re: CT8]
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Originally Posted By: CT8
I enjoyed the videos.


They're much like a train wreck, or a girl in zero inseam shorts. You gotta look.

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#4696446 - 03/16/18 08:40 AM Re: Meltdown Tests [Re: ZeeOSix]
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I was expecting a Fukushima Daiichi update!

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#4696497 - 03/16/18 09:25 AM Re: Meltdown Tests [Re: ZeeOSix]
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It was very impressive how long the standard M&P 15 went.
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#4696503 - 03/16/18 09:33 AM Re: Meltdown Tests [Re: jjjxlr8]
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Originally Posted By: jjjxlr8
Originally Posted By: billt460
I've just never understood the purpose of uselessly destroying a perfectly good rifle for no reason. A bit like putting a cinder block on the accelerator pedal of a car until the engine blows.


I agree, but it might be interesting to watch how the engine fails in that scenario! It's all about creating a spectacle to see how many views they can get.


The problem is that one engine may stretch a connecting rod, the next one of the line might snap a valve stem, the next one might be very nearly perfectly balanced and clearanced and last 5x as long as the other 2...

So we have a sample of 1, which tells us nothing, and relegates this to entertainment vs. education.

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#4696552 - 03/16/18 10:20 AM Re: Meltdown Tests [Re: billt460]
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Originally Posted By: billt460
I've just never understood the purpose of uselessly destroying a perfectly good rifle for no reason. A bit like putting a cinder block on the accelerator pedal of a car until the engine blows.


Maybe its fun to do? And maybe they get paid to do it, and the ammo gets donated for free, so why not.
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#4696646 - 03/16/18 11:51 AM Re: Meltdown Tests [Re: ZeeOSix]
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LOL there are people that drive their cars this way.
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#4696704 - 03/16/18 01:03 PM Re: Meltdown Tests [Re: ZeeOSix]
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Entertainment ... frown
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#4696709 - 03/16/18 01:07 PM Re: Meltdown Tests [Re: ZeeOSix]
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#4696791 - 03/16/18 02:16 PM Re: Meltdown Tests [Re: bubbatime]
ZeeOSix Offline


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Originally Posted By: bubbatime
Originally Posted By: billt460
I've just never understood the purpose of uselessly destroying a perfectly good rifle for no reason. A bit like putting a cinder block on the accelerator pedal of a car until the engine blows.


Maybe its fun to do? And maybe they get paid to do it, and the ammo gets donated for free, so why not.


I suspect part of it is to get YouTube views. Look at how many subscribers and views this guy's channel gets. He can afford to meltdown a gun a day and still make millions of bucks.

It was interesting to see how all that heat effected the firearm and what the failure mode would be.
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#4696910 - 03/16/18 05:26 PM Re: Meltdown Tests [Re: Ws6]
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Originally Posted By: Ws6
Originally Posted By: jjjxlr8
Originally Posted By: billt460
I've just never understood the purpose of uselessly destroying a perfectly good rifle for no reason. A bit like putting a cinder block on the accelerator pedal of a car until the engine blows.


I agree, but it might be interesting to watch how the engine fails in that scenario! It's all about creating a spectacle to see how many views they can get.


The problem is that one engine may stretch a connecting rod, the next one of the line might snap a valve stem, the next one might be very nearly perfectly balanced and clearanced and last 5x as long as the other 2...

So we have a sample of 1, which tells us nothing, and relegates this to entertainment vs. education.


Yes, most certainly

Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix

I suspect part of it is to get YouTube views. Look at how many subscribers and views this guy's channel gets. He can afford to meltdown a gun a day and still make millions of bucks.

It was interesting to see how all that heat effected the firearm and what the failure mode would be.


Bingo.

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