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Old 04-20-2014, 04:12 AM   #21
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Watch the barrel disappear just as it fires.

Just the air velocity would have peeled back his scalp

You guys are sooo gullible.
I don't know for sure. AND I dont want to hear anyhing from you about the Easter Bunny until I get my candy.


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Almost all of the click-when-it-should-go-bang experiences I've had have turned out to be a dud round. If a person experiences very many of those non-events, he can become complacent about them. The purpose of posting this video is to show that, "Yes, Virginia, there is a hang fire."

Before you look at the attached video, please make sure your inoculations for stupidity are up to date. Don't want any members here to catch anything from this lunatic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjDu5zwa4rM

Someone needs basic training.


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Old 04-20-2014, 12:18 PM   #23
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Back to the topic of ammo though -- old ammo seems to be more likely to fail than new ammo.

Good reason to stay away from old ammo.
I've used 30-40 YO ammo which was very dependable. But, yeah, the 70+

year old WWII corrosive Russian stuff has a laundry list of issues.

Cases split from top to bottom, simultaneously fire-forming too tightly

to the chamber. You need to beat them out with a rod from the muzzle.

Squibs, etc. You probably want to get milsurp ammo straight from the

freshly opened can, because it seems like exposure to humidity and

air doesn't help this stuff.


As to "same ammo firearms" if you went the 44-40 route, you were

sacrificing rifle power for a pistol round, with a boost in MV in the rifle.

But your range was minimal, for a rifle. IF you got a pistol designed to

shoot a rifle cartridge, you had bone cracking recoil in your pistol. So

yeah, it was more convenient as far as ammo went, but also a practice

which was pretty much restricted to travel. Most folks went back to

two calibers, once they were permanently home, and supply issues

were less of a problem.
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I saw hangfire and had flashbacks from some live fire TOW missile ranges! Click, Pop and nothing, OMG, Time to Shat yourself, live, active malfunctioning round in the tube, time to get really low! Never had one blow in the tube but a bunch of Veitnam era rounds that were stored a bit too long that never left the tube. Thank god for EOD, here ya go boys, weve got a hot one for you then carefully walk away and pray for them!

I digress, I did have one close to bad experience bird hunting with my BIL when I was a young lad. After a day of trudging through the woods with a half frozen rain/ mist, I had a grouse pop up in front of me, I pulled up, pulled the trigger and all I got was a click, no boom! I waited a second then started to draw it down, all of the sudden it let go, roared out of my hands backwards and slammed into the ground with enough force to break the stock! No harm to humans, missed the grousem broke the gun and called it an end of hunting for the day. I couldnt stop shaking from the cold or the scare that this thing had just become a missile instead of a shotgun!

I went home, doweled and glued the stock back together again, its still sitting in my cabinet, used it a hundred times since, wont ever forget my hangfire. Sticky Note to self- Lubricate, lubricate, lubricate....

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I have had a few failures to fire when camping in bad weather in February years ago. I was going out with my Makarov one morning and it had been and still was lightly raining. I had a few rounds not go bang. I ejected them after a short wait and later picked them up. I sure don't look down the barrel when something like that happens though!

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I have seen idiots on the range look down the barrel of a handgun when it went click no bang...

I think this is the true cause of some of the weird range suicides we read about. Idiot goes to a range and shoots self. Click look bang.

I asked one of these idiots once what he expected to see... he said and I quote "I dunno....". I guess they just looking for the light at the end of the tunnel.

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I don't know for sure. AND I dont want to hear anyhing from you about the Easter Bunny until I get my candy.
There will be no candy for you, mister, unless delivered and served from a chocolate bear
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There will be no candy for you, mister, unless delivered and served from a chocolate bear
Giant gummy bear!
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Did he actually miss a large target at a range of about 15 feet with a shotgun! How is that possible?

Sometimes, it would be better to allow nature to take it's course.

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