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Old 09-15-2013, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Modern rifle, gunpowder smell?

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It is (once more) a question that came up during research.

It's the following situation:
At war, the military decides to "shoot a house to pieces".
Clearer formulated, two or three rounds empty two or three rounds of ammunition into a room.
In a book of the "Tomorrow Series" the author writes that the air smells of gunpowder after a simmilar action.

In "my case", the soldiers use rifles like the AK74, AKM and simmilar.
Would the air in the room (or the rooms ruins) still smell of gunpowder?


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Old 09-15-2013, 05:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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If guns are fired inside the room, the smell would hang out for a while.

But if the shooters are outside and firing into the house, the smell does not "follow" the bullets.
Basically, the fumes and smell is concentrated around the area of the gun, not the target.
Wind or drafts would move the odor a bit, but not far, unless the volume of fire was pretty high.
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If the bullets struck and killed the perp it would smell like piss and turds. Scared the shit right of him.
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They didn't kill anyone (luckily, protagonists where inside the house), but they really shreddered the room.

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Still might have a shitty smell.
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I shoot indoors alot and it does smell but alot of people shoot full auto so yes it does smell but its a 6 lane range on one side and is seperated from the 6 on the other side. Pistols not so much thought...
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