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Kaboom With A Caliber .50 BMG Rifle

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Old 06-18-2013, 02:04 AM   #1
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Default Kaboom With A Caliber .50 BMG Rifle

About two weeks ago a .50 caliber rifle blew up at a firing range near Houston, TX. The lugs sheared off the bolt, the charging handle sheared off and the bolt hit the shooter in the neck/shoulder area. The cartridge case separated.

The gun was a Vulcan brand rifle chambered for .50 BMG.

See page 10 for picture of a fractured Vulcan bolt: _cal_EXPLODED___Bolt_lodged_in_guys_neck__PICS.htm l

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Old 06-18-2013, 02:13 AM   #2
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Don't know how Vulcan is still around. They make crap. People bash them justly on the Internet and someone is still willing to try them
out on a rifle with that heavy a round.
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