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[*] posted on 1-12-2015 at 13:03
RDX question


I posted a question (that i found legitimate) but that our honorable bert super moderator quickly throw down the drain of detritus highway.

I still am wondering if its dangerous to store RDX bellow -4 degrees Centigrade. Reason i ask is because i read it somewhere on the net. Im trying to find the source but i dont remember exactlyw hat i sought for and stubled upon the above "fact".

is this misinformation?Does anyone have first hand information?

Please, this is important since where i live, it can get really warm and really cold.

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[*] posted on 1-12-2015 at 13:07


Bert does not throw stuff away randomly.

Provide at least some reference to this stuff you found on the 'net or this will probably go the same way.

At least it's in the Right topic this time.

Edit:

Just checked the Detritus thread.

You made absolutely no attempt to either find a reference to whatever RDX is, or work out what is happening to it at various temperatures.

If RDX is short for 'Racing Dragster eXtreme' then here's some images :

https://www.google.es/search?q=Racing+Dragsters+Extreme&...

They'll all be OK at -4 C although the wind chill on the drivers would make the Racing rather painful.

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[*] posted on 1-12-2015 at 13:47


Absolutely nothing happens to RDX in terms of decomposition or chemical change at those temps, maybe you're thinking of the point where C4 is no longer moldable.
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[*] posted on 1-12-2015 at 13:53


Oh ! RDX is C4 ?!?!

Oh dear.




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[*] posted on 1-12-2015 at 16:23


Quote: Originally posted by aga  
Oh ! RDX is C4 ?!?!

Oh dear.


Oh dear, an obnoxious drunk...

Obviously RDX is not C4 nor did I say it was but it's probably the only reasonable correlation between cold temperatures and something negative to do with RDX.

Clearly you'd rather be a negative, sarcastic dick than give any useful input :D
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[*] posted on 1-12-2015 at 16:32


What's that I hear? the swift flapping of vultures wings as he descends upon this thread...

<----another negative, sarcastic phallus here




all above information is intellectual property of Pyro. :D
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[*] posted on 1-12-2015 at 17:11


Few solid compounds react badly to cold. Liquid explosives can be more sensitive in the frozen state, but there is no reason to expect an explosive like RDX to suffer from either increased sensitivity or reduced stability from cold conditions.

A few tips for the future: RDX is an extremely common explosive, so such critical information would be easy to find if it were true. Also, it is one of the most popular military explosives, do you really think any army would use an explosive that was unsafe in cold conditions? A little bit of common sense would have told you that it was nonsense.




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