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Old 11-12-2013, 08:12 PM   #131
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My grandmother let ne take my grandfather's old Winchester 37 12 gauge squirrel hunting when I was 12. When I went to put a round in the chamber, I noticed I that I couldn't see any daylight through it. I got a flashlight and shined down the barrel and found a still occupied black widow's nest.

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Sad part is, I still have one of the Sony units from the early 80s around here somewhere. Scary part is, it still works, and I have about a dozen movies in that format as well. Dad brought it home after his second tour in Okinawa.

I always liked the picture and sound quality of Betamax over VHS myself, but I did like the 2 hour standard length of the VHS tapes. Guess I'm not the only one, given that Beta was dead by 1988.
You are not the only one. As a teen, I had the last working Betamax of any of my friends and consequently, every beta porno in town (Taboo was a party pleaser). When my parents sold the house I grew up in, the tapes were in the attic; I've considered stopping by to see if they were found.

IIRC, the eventual choice of VHS over Beta by the porn industry was part of what doomed Beta.
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When I was in Iraq our first casualty in our battalion was some guys in a different battery were cleaning weapons and when one guy ran the rod down the barrel pushed a round into the bolt which disengaged and slams down firing the round and rod thru the guys hand and into the chest of the only Arab soldier in our battalion spc. Rasheed sahib. I've also seen pvt. Joe snuffy with 8-10 inches of mud and grass in his barrel.

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As late as 2008 there were still TV stations that used Betamax tapes for mastering and editing. I quit my part time job at our local station right before they switched to HD. It's all digital now. But I'm told they still have to import some of the old commercials and shows from Betamax every now and then.

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When I was in Iraq our first casualty in our battalion was some guys in a different battery were cleaning weapons and when one guy ran the rod down the barrel pushed a round into the bolt which disengaged and slams down firing the round and rod thru the guys hand and into the chest of the only Arab soldier in our battalion spc. Rasheed sahib. I've also seen pvt. Joe snuffy with 8-10 inches of mud and grass in his barrel.
Did the guy who got the rod in the chest live long
enough to kick the **** out of the idiot?
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Did the guy who got the rod in the chest live long enough to kick the **** out of the idiot?
no he died instantly unfortunately. the other guy went to Leavenworth for like 7 years for negligent homicide these guys were our battalion remfs they were supply, cooks and petroleum specialists who hardly ever handled weapons it was still criminal negligence though
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no he died instantly unfortunately. the other guy went to Leavenworth for like 7 years for negligent homicide these guys were our battalion remfs they were supply, cooks and petroleum specialists who hardly ever handled weapons it was still criminal negligence though
Too bad.

We had a couple of guys on our ship
not allowed to touch the small arms.
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When I was in Iraq our first casualty in our battalion was some guys in a different battery were cleaning weapons and when one guy ran the rod down the barrel pushed a round into the bolt which disengaged and slams down firing the round and rod thru the guys hand and into the chest of the only Arab soldier in our battalion spc. Rasheed sahib. I've also seen pvt. Joe snuffy with 8-10 inches of mud and grass in his barrel.
Was this with an M16? Since you say they were supply guys and cooks, I'm assuming it must have been.

That being said, I'm thinking back to the hundreds, if not thousands, of times I've broken down an M16. After breaking the rifle down "shot-gun style," I always remove the bolt next. If I don't remove it fully from the rifle, I at least disengage it so that its actually inoperable.

I'm trying to wrap my mind around this interesting situation.

Did he not break the weapon down first? Did he not remove the bolt (which, I've literally never seen anyone NOT at least partially remove the bolt prior to cleaning)? I'm very confused.
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Was this with an M16? Since you say they were supply guys and cooks, I'm assuming it must have been. That being said, I'm thinking back to the hundreds, if not thousands, of times I've broken down an M16. After breaking the rifle down "shot-gun style," I always remove the bolt next. If I don't remove it fully from the rifle, I at least disengage it so that its actually inoperable. I'm trying to wrap my mind around this interesting situation. Did he not break the weapon down first? Did he not remove the bolt (which, I've literally never seen anyone NOT at least partially remove the bolt prior to cleaning)? I'm very confused.
he didn't break it down he dropped the mag and pulled the bolt back didn't realize a round failed to extract and ran a cleaning swab down the barrel pushing the round into the bolt which released and slammed into the round chambering it and firing it. It was a freak accident but one that could have been prevented if he had checked the chamber
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Definitely preventable. Cleaning an M16 like that isn't even practical.

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