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Re: Things I Learned From the Road Warrior/Trivia

Postby the armourer » Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:30 pm

Shadow94 wrote:Can anyone tell me what the cause of Max's shotgun misfire was supposed to be? To me it looked like the primer fired but the powder did not for some reason.


Those rounds were older type made from paper. Paper-hulled shells are not very abuse friendly. They will absorb moisture and swell up, making them hard to chamber. They get bent out of shape easily. The rounds Max took off the corpse were very dry-rotted which is why the one crumbled. You then saw him checking the integrity of the other by squeezing it. When he touched it off at the Humungous, it hang-fired and the main charge didn't ignite properly, what is called a 'squib-load'. Smokeless gun powder needs a hot ignition source and compression to work. The primer and main charge were far too degraded long before Max obtained the round.
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Re: Things I Learned From the Road Warrior/Trivia

Postby aussie muscle » Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:42 pm

mack tanker wrote:It looked like max was at the site for hours collecting things The toe cutter did not carry a gun the shells came from that nice looking lady at the compound

I think you mean "Papagallo did not carry a gun, the shells came from that old lady at the compound".
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Re: Things I Learned From the Road Warrior/Trivia

Postby mack tanker » Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:53 am

I forgot about the beach scene it was a joke about bertha at the compound
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