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When firing a gun for extended periods of time, the barrel becomes so hot that rounds in the chamber ignite from the ambient heat instead of from the firing pin striking the primer. Cook offs are dangerous because they rarely occur immediately after loading the round and because it's impossible to tell when or if it will happen.
My AR-15 barrel was smoking half-way through the torture test, so I dipped it in water to avoid any potential ammunition cook offs.
by PinkPanzer December 21, 2010
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A method of guessing on a multiple choice test that involves looking at the position of the second hand. If the hand is between 12 and 3 the guess is A. If the hand is between 3 and 6 the guess is B. Between 6 and 9 guess C. Between 9 and 12 guess D.
I passed my test! Thanks to the Clock Method
by ET4444 November 12, 2007
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