Royal Nonesuch Proves He's An Idiot (Again)

Nathan S
by Nathan S

Royal Nonesuch, a home-made firearms YouTuber has continued to sink to lower lows of safety (although some may argue increases in ingenuity) through his various homemade firearms projects. The latest project show is a .50 Cal firing through a pipe.

A preliminary analysis shows that this should have catastrophically failed (especially if the bullet had any resistance in the bore increasing pressure). If anything, this kid was lucky that this did not grenade and fragment. That pipe is not rated for the pressures of a detonation, even without additional pressure in the bore.

At the rate this guy is going, he really is going to put one of his own eyes out. For anyone with any common sense, DO NOT DO THIS AT HOME.

Nathan S
Nathan S

One of TFB's resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR's, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.

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  • CavScout CavScout on Jul 25, 2015

    I don't see any issue here. Was the experiment conducted safely? Looks like he used a rope to the trigger to fire. I work in insanely safety-conscious work environment, and sometimes you just have to ask yourself, "Can it be done safely?"
    Agree with the 'Get off your moral high ground!' comment.

  • Guest Guest on Jul 26, 2015

    "A preliminary analysis shows that this should have catastrophically failed (especially if the bullet had any resistance in the bore increasing pressure). If anything, this kid was lucky that this did not grenade and fragment. That pipe is not rated for the pressures of a detonation, even without additional pressure in the bore."

    Since when is there a detonation is a smokeless powder charge, besides that coming from the primer?

    Stop pulling "analysis" such as this out of your rear end. .50 in 12 has been done before, look it up.

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