To shoot, or not to shoot...

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by DoyleTheDog, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. DoyleTheDog

    DoyleTheDog New Member

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    Noticed this round was pushed back much further than normal after chambering it. Do you think it's safe?

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  2. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Safety minded would say why risk it. I would say why not. But I'm the curiosity killed the cat rule, so if you don't want to die... toss it or pull lead and use to reload.
     
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  3. DFlynt

    DFlynt New Member

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    I believe the general consensus here at FTF is no it isn't safe to shoot but I have been wrong before.
     
  4. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Is saving a few cents really worth risking your gun, or even your life?

    Toss it.
     
  5. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    As TWW posted, why risk blowing the extractor off the bolt face for the cost of a bullet. You can pull the bullet and reload the round safely.:)
     
  6. DoyleTheDog

    DoyleTheDog New Member

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    All I needed to hear. Thanks folks.
     
  7. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That round can create high pressures when fired. When in doubt, toss it out.
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i agree, don't shoot it. but agree with Nitestalker, tear it down and save the components.

    might not do any damage, but why risk it. it being pushed back like that, yes it could cause a pressure spike and possibly damage the gun or you.
     
  9. Bob Wright

    Bob Wright Member

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    A round like that can cause either one of two problems.

    First, as its reduced the volume of the case, it could cause excessive pressure.

    Second, if the bullet is loose in the case, it may not offer enough resistance and result in a squib load.

    The price of one round is not worth the risk.

    Bob Wright