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Jo da Plumbr 10-26-2009 02:04 PM

Safety First
 
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Kaboom

This is an excellent example of what not to do. I would guess improper reloading technique or lack of attention to detail. Probable double charge of fast powder would do this..... ouch!!


A guy came into our department the other day to ask a favor. He had a S&W 629 that he wanted to dispose of after a mishap at the range. He said there was a loud bang when he tested his new load and the gun smacked him in the forehead, leaving a nice gash. When the tweety birds cleared, this is what he saw.....

rjgnwdc 10-26-2009 02:11 PM

yikes!
 
I guess he's lucky to tell about it.:eek:

1919A4 10-26-2009 02:30 PM

At least it was only one of the ones with a lock. That's not as serious as destroying one of the classic models.

masterPsmith 10-26-2009 02:38 PM

Re-loaders wake-up call....Always safety first, no distractions, know your equipment and always be aware of your powder charges. There are no accidents in re-loading, just negligence !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


He was lucky "THIS TIME".


Jim.........................................

1919A4 10-26-2009 02:43 PM

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Originally Posted by masterPsmith (Post 178343)
Re-loaders wake-up call....Always safety first, no distractions, know your equipment and always be aware of your powder charges. There are no accidents in re-loading, just negligence !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

+1. A friend of mine has a TV in his reloading area and he watches it while he charges cases. We've argued over that a few times but he sees nothing wrong with it. One of these days... :rolleyes:

Highpower 10-26-2009 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by 1919A4 (Post 178339)
At least it was only one of the ones with a lock. That's not as serious as destroying one of the classic models.

Good point! :D

The sad thing is - he has plenty of company out there....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...OM/Colt3-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...OM/M1Aboom.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...BOOM/after.jpg

Dillinger 10-26-2009 07:57 PM

Holy Hell!! That is some SERIOUS self inflicted pain there.... God damn!!

We had a guy who messed up a load on a brand new Sako. Split that barrel like a banana peel all the way down to the action and peeled the scope half way off.

Not a good day!!

JD

1919A4 10-26-2009 07:59 PM

The M-1A picture always makes me cry.

Dillinger 10-26-2009 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by 1919A4 (Post 178491)
The M-1A picture always makes me cry.

No Kidding. That has to be about $4K worth of Ooops right there... :(

robocop10mm 10-26-2009 11:21 PM

That has to be the most catastrophic revolver mishap I have ever seen. I would send it to S&W to see if there was a metal failure not caused by ezxessive pressure (I seriously doubt it). The remainder of the ammo in that batch should be disassembled to determine WTF happened. I seriously doubt a double charge of something like bullseye could do that. Possibly a half charge of 296, it does weird things at low load density.


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