posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 11:38 AM
a reply to: hutch622
actually you need a bigger bang in smaller quantities to get a big bang and fertilizer isn't the best source for an.
AN is one of the most stable HEs. It, however requires a primary explaosive like AP in order to set it off. Detonators made from primaries can set off
larger amounts of AN or you can make AN easier to set off by mixing it with aluminum powder, which is perfectly legal in most states and can then be
set off with a high powered rifle.
C4 and other stable plastic explosives also require primary detonators to set them off.
They are also more difficult to synthesize considering AN IS a HE already and doesn't require synthesis.
RDX, the primary ingredient in C4, C1 etc is the high explosive and while it can be synthesized with somewhat readily available materials, it is much
more complex and still requires a primary to set it off.
Primaries are typically not very stable at all and can be dangerous to synthesize. AP is very sensitive to temperature and pressure, MEKP is more
stable but still shouldn't be made lightly or carelessly.