Originally Posted by RTK
Anything cloth near a muzzle break will be shredded, that goes for skin too.
I shoot over the hood of my truck with a vias type break and put a towel down to keep the blast from burning and pitting the paint, if you got withing 6 inches of the towel it would rip big holes in it. A lotta hot gasses coming out of those things.
One of the objects of this break was to direct the gas as far as possible away from the shooter.
There is no down or up gases, only horizontal to lower the signature of the flash and pressure
the wave and move it away from the shooter.
I would caution against shooting over the hood of your truck unless you want to drive home
without a windshield (On the high intensity cartriges the shock wave will/may blow out the
windshield) also tail lights can suffer the same results while shooting off the tail gate.
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