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KimberFan 02-16-2013 03:56 AM

Double Charged Ammo Failure~ Colt .44mag
 
This is what happens when you double charge a reload on a Colt Anaconda .44mag. Wasn't me but, found this on the web tonight. Mercy! :eek:
http://iris.nyit.edu/~bithead/anaconda/
http://iris.nyit.edu/~bithead/anaconda/DSC00055.jpg

kytowboater 02-16-2013 03:57 AM

Dayyyyyyyyuuuummmmm!!!!

HockaLouis 02-16-2013 04:10 AM

Holy shoot! Bet the shooter is OK tho. Look at that damage. Jeez. Probably hard to find the replacement parts in today's environment too.

:D

KJG67 02-16-2013 04:14 AM

After reading the story, another reason why I'm picking up some concealable body armor for the range.

JonM 02-16-2013 04:21 AM

thats why i use a powder sensor when im loading on my xl650. easy to catch if your being careful. its also easy to overcharge pistol cases if you make a mistake resulting in kabooms.

helluva a way to lose a great handgun

Viking 02-16-2013 04:35 AM

This is exactly why I like to use powders that fill the case to the bottom of the bullet. Many years ago I ruined a very accurate Ruger Super Blackhawk with an unknown double charge of fast burning powder. I don't remember if it was Bullseye or PB all I know is that I always look into the cases to make sure they had powder before seating bullets and I missed the double charge. The only powders I will use for .44 mag anymore are 269, H110 or Accrate Arms #9

rjd3282 02-16-2013 04:37 AM

Pretty hard to double charge a 44 mag. Unless you're using a fast powder. In which case why have a 44 mag. I saw a ruger blackhawk do that because it was out of time. If you're using something H110 or W296 you can't put a double charge in a 44 mag case.

Balota 02-16-2013 04:43 AM

Sounds like a damn good reason to use factory loads to me.

JonM 02-16-2013 04:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Balota (Post 1139630)
Sounds like a damn good reason to use factory loads to me.

nah, just someone that thinks the book values for powder charges arent really max loads and the powder companies just fudge their numbers for "lawyer" reasons.

plenty of factory loadings make it out the door way over max. QC checks on factory ammo isnt very good. they only spot check a few rounds per lot number. all my handloads get checked so im doing 100% qc

Max-Q 02-16-2013 02:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonM (Post 1139634)

nah, just someone that thinks the book values for powder charges arent really max loads and the powder companies just fudge their numbers for "lawyer" reasons.

plenty of factory loadings make it out the door way over max. QC checks on factory ammo isnt very good. they only spot check a few rounds per lot number. all my handloads get checked so im doing 100% qc

True. You would be amazed at the variances between rounds in a box of bullets. I measured the overall length of a new box of Winchester white box 45 acp and I found them to be between 1.24-1.26.

Every bullet I make is measured and I insure the correct powder load is in before I say the bullet. 21 years of loading without a problem. Quality over quantity.


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