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Old 10-26-2009, 03:04 PM   #1
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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.....

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Old 10-26-2009, 03:11 PM   #2
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I guess he's lucky to tell about it.

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

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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".


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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...
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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!

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





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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!!

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The M-1A picture always makes me cry.

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