YouTube Arms Race – Largest Binary Exploding Targets

So there seems to be a new arms race on YouTube for the firearms channels.  It appears that everyone keeps going bigger with the binary explosives (such as Tannerite).  MAC and Funker Tactical have now claimed the new YouTube record with a 300lb explosion, set off in a tree from 200yds.  The previous on YouTube was by GY6vids at 250lbs, at least these are what I can find with my Google-fu.

While some might call this veritable arms race dangerous, there are others that say that videos like this will eventually be the end of exploding targets for the common person.  I am not sure I agree with either, but they sure are interesting to watch… Here are the top two right now, but I am sure it won’t be long until someone sets off 400lbs. Thoughts? Should these channels keep going bigger?



  • IXLR8

    It is escapades like this that outlawed the possesion of explosives. C’mon people use a little common sense. These stupid human tricks are going to get a ban on binary explosives.

    • mang

      +1 this is what “f*cking it up for everybody” looks like.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        So why it’s being condoned and highlighted here I really do not understand.

  • TheHun

    Call me crazy but this stinks of govt agencies pulling this crap to bring it to the headlines of the news in order to get this stuff banned- “FOR THE CHILDREN”.

    • justin

      Yep, definitely government agents. Just look at those fancy, tactical, diving-roll maneuvers at the end of the video!

  • WV Cycling

    We were able to get binary explosives from the feed supply stores for decades until the 90’s or so.

    Bought it by bringing gallon buckets. One for each.

  • Michael R. Zupcak

    lol yeah seriously I hate to sound like a Democrat but now I understand why you can’t just got to Home Depot and buy a brick of C4.

    And by the way, by posting this, you’re only contributing to the distribution of it. Like it or not, you’re part of the media and the so-called “blogosphere” now, and have an influence on a lot of readers.

  • Justin William Officer

    Not even a cool video . At least the barn had production value .

  • scw

    These video serve no purpose and is going nowhere.

  • Andrew

    Maybe the “prepper” types will start stocking up on Tannerite now, instead of .22lr. I’m all for hyping a Tannerite ban, if it means I can walk into Walmart and find those $18 Federal 550rd packs again.

    • hkryan

      We all can dream, right?! 😉

      • gunslinger

        if it were only that easy…

  • TV-PressPass

    These just finally became legal in Canada. Hope we’re not on the tail end of things.

  • spencer60

    These idiots need to stop before someone decides these are real explosives and bans them.

  • Jason Perry

    Well, they did do it under a controlled environment and these guys were proficient in the product’s use. They had an EMT and other people there. No one was in danger. It is a kin to the Myth Busters guys blowing stuff up like they always do. They also warned people not to do this sort of thing on their own.

    • gunslinger

      does MB have to get permits and such from local LEO?