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LASTRESORT20
10-27-2012, 20:33
"Opponents of Bashar al-Assad suspect they have been duped by a double agent posing as an arms dealer"


"Rifles exploded during a firefight. There was a second such “accident”, and a third, leading to injuries. An examination of the remaining consignments revealed that propellants inside some of the cartridges had been replaced with ground explosives with three or four times design-pressure, with the aim of bursting them in the breach"







http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/exclusive-how-syrias-rebel-fighters-were-sold-exploding-rifles--by-a-mystery-briton-named-emile-8228766.html

azatrox
10-27-2012, 22:11
++++p handloads, eh?!?

jollygreen
10-27-2012, 23:08
They weren't "exploding rifles." The rifles exploded due to faulty ammo.

But I'm guessing the dealer who sold the rifles also sold the ammo?

Cavalry Doc
10-28-2012, 08:12
What would happen if you put C4 in a rifle cartridge? Interesting.

JBnTX
10-28-2012, 08:22
That's an old trick, used since WWI.

It only takes a few "exploding" rounds to make troops question every round and even afraid to fire their weapons.

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Bren
10-28-2012, 08:23
Not an original plan, but always an effective one.

Zombie Surgeon
10-28-2012, 09:24
Smells like Russian.

cowboy1964
10-28-2012, 15:23
$2.50 per round?!! That's obviously not U.S. dollars.