Originally Posted by c3shooter
In a similar vein, was sweeping some brass up at the outdoor range, notice some straight walled long cases i did not recognize, so I picked one up. Apparently, one of our dimwitted members had run some .308 thru a 30-06- nicely blowing the case mouth and shoulder all the way out.
You see?!?!?! THIS is why I started staying home and shooting rather than going to the local outdoor range.I can't count the times someone walked up tome asking if I could figure out why their rifle was not grouping only to find out the wrong caliber ammo was being used.
A scary and funny story though. My wife's grandmother keeps a 410 leaned against a wall next to her sitting place on the couch. THey had had one of their out buildings broke into and she wanted to be ready when they come back. Well..They come back and she didn't have her ammo (or glasses apparently) so she scampers down the hall to her husbands gun rack and reached up (Yeah..She's pretty short) and grabs a hand full of loose shells and slams one in her single shot 410. She flings the back door open, lines up her target, and lets the round fly. She was totally surprised being the recoil blew her against the wall but she says she got the bad guy and calls police. She tells them that she don't think she killed him but he should have some holes in his left butt cheek. Her4 husband hearing what he thought was the loudest 410 round in the world runs to her and grabs the shotgun. When he opened it up he got the surprise of his live. There was a spent 30 06 round in the chamber.
They found the guy at the hospital an hour or so later with a hole in his left butt cheek.
Now I've never tried to fit and 06 round in a 410 before. I really didn't think something like that would ever work. And if anyone else told me that story I'd call BS with a capital B. But that old woman would not lie to save her live. She is about as mean a woman you would ever meet when you get her mad. She's an easy Ky. (Clay co.) woman that was well known here in town for carrying a 38 S&W she called Molly. Her and Molly went to the store. Her and Molly where headed to the garden etc. Even now in her late 70's she's a good a shot and anyone I know.
But that has to be one of the most bizarre stories I have ever heard.
Back to topic...Unless that "47" is some kind of frankenrifle
and the receivers caliber stamp is simply not correct something is bad wrong. I'd look it over really good and probably want a gunsmith to check it out before I made it mine. Granny Agnes's old 410 still works though.So it might be fine....