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But how hot can the inside of a car get, say even in the desert? Didn't they have to get it up to about 500 before it went off? I've never measured the temp inside of a car, but you think one could get above, say, 200 or 300?
 

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I know the but for those who always worried it might go off. A car in worst case should be at max 200 and the bullet went off around 400-500 so people should not worry
 

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I have a car gun, it basically lives 24-7 in my center console locked and loaded, with no ill effect from the southwest Texas heat.
 

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I did hear of a report of an idiot who kept his gun in his oven "for safekeeping". One of his children turned on the oven, and a round cooked off and shot the child.

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Here's the story about the gun in the oven idiot. While obviously temps in a car or truck aren't going to hit 425F for 15 min., it is possible to cook off a round if you're stupid enough :)

cbs2chicago.com - Gun Stored In Oven Discharges, 2 Young Boys Hurt

Gun Stored In Oven Discharges, 2 Young Boys Hurt

Man Charged With Child Endangerment For Allegedly Storing Gun In Oven

CHICAGO (CBS) ― A man has been charged with child endangerment and unlawful gun use after a gun that he apparently kept in the oven went off and wounded two children in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

Anthony Smith, 24, was charged with two counts of endangering the life of a child and one count of unlawful use of a weapon, after the two boys, 4 and 12, were wounded when the gun went off as the oven was being heated.

The sister of the two boys was cooking at the stove at 3:55 p.m. Friday at a home in the 4800 block of South Racine Avenue, when she heard loud noises coming from it, police said. The sister heard the 4-year-old boy cry out and saw blood coming from his leg, and the older boy was hit in the head with flying debris.

The 4-year-old boy was taken to Children's Memorial Hospital, where he was in stable condition as of Saturday with a gunshot wound to the leg. The 12-year-old boy was treated and released from Children's Memorial for treatment of his head wound, police said.
 

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I wouldn't worry about it.....unless I was driving into a volcano. But then there would be nothing to worry about at all.
 

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Ahh, I love mythbuster. They always touch on a small part but sometimes miss the big picture. Storing a loaded gun or ammo in high heat will certainly NOT cause it to explode but the vast temp swings will degrade ammo over time. How much time, depends on the heat & humidity levels. If you carry a car gun, change the ammo out at least every 6mos just incase.:twisted:
 

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Ahh, I love mythbuster. They always touch on a small part but sometimes miss the big picture. Storing a loaded gun or ammo in high heat will certainly NOT cause it to explode but the vast temp swings will degrade ammo over time. How much time, depends on the heat & humidity levels. If you carry a car gun, change the ammo out at least every 6mos just incase.:twisted:

Agreed.
I shoot all my car gun ammo at least twice a year usually more often.
 

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i live in Vegas and we have 110 degree days here. a car can get to 160 easy in the direct sun. i wondered the same about ammo when i have to leave my gun in the car. i did it all summer w/ no issues.
 
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