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Cook-off??

Discussion in 'General Infiltration Discussion' started by Cap'n Beeb, Apr 25, 2000.

  1. Cap'n Beeb

    Cap'n Beeb Banned

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    I think I saw it mentioned here a while back, so just what the cheese whiz is cook-off (it might be cookage)? I know its something that occurs in the magazine, but thats all.

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  2. DeadeyeDan[ToA]

    DeadeyeDan[ToA] de oppresso liber

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    Well there might be different meanings, but one is using grenades... you pull the pin and release the spoon, and then wait for 3 seconds or so (that is the cooking off part), then throw it... that way you don't give the enemy enough time to run/throw it back at you.
     
  3. INF_Neo

    INF_Neo Infiltration Sound Engineer

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    Another meaning:

    The HK G11 fires it's 2000rpm in 3-bursts. It can't fire full auto at that speed or the bullets would cook off. That means they make a little trip out of your magazine and hurt people.
     
  4. Unicorn

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    Actually from what I remember of the weird internal mechanism of the G11 I'm not sure it could fire full-auto at that speed anyway. BTW, did they ever actually get the rifle to work in the real world? Either way it's a nice choice for the game...

    The usual meaning of 'cook off' is when you've been firing an awful lot of bullets very rapidly -- typically putting a few magazines through an assault rifle or SMG on full auto pretty much non-stop -- and the chamber gets so hot that the bullets fire as soon as they get into the chamber because the heat sets them off. Not good, particularly if the slide/bolt isn't locked closed at the time.

    Not sure whether this is what Neo meant to imply with his comment.
     
  5. INF_Neo

    INF_Neo Infiltration Sound Engineer

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    yep that was what I meant, too bad English is only my 2nd language /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

    The G11 worked in testings
     
  6. Gryphon

    Gryphon Weapons Tech

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    A cook-off is when your ammunition discharges unintentionally from heat. This occurs after sustained prolonged firing, building up heat in the chamber. When a cartridge is chambered the heat is transferred to the metallic case and into the primer and propellant, setting the cartridge off.

    Magazine cook-offs are extremely rare to non-existant unless a direct hit to the magazine manages to set off a primer. To heat the magazine to the point of cook-off would require the receiver or bolt carrier to become that hot too, and at that point you'd no longer be holding it (or one would hope).

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  7. Cap'n Beeb

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    Could that happen in a drum-fed shotguns?

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  8. Catalyst

    Catalyst science begets death

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    Is cook-off something you must be worried about always when firing a weapon for a longer-than-average period of time, or does it only happen in extreme cases (some gawd awful number of rounds fired)?
     
  9. Cap'n Beeb

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    No, not really, I was just wondering [​IMG]

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