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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Chee-to, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Received this in a email from a friend. Excessive pressure can be dangerous to your health...:wow:

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  2. SavageGerbil

    SavageGerbil Salem, OR Active Member

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    That is horrifying, hope noone got hurt. What is (was) the gun?
     
  3. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Glad that has never happened to me. Hopefully the shooter was not hurt. I would have to think that the shooter was trying loads that were borderline on overpressure?
     
  4. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Well it was a Smith & Wesson, I'm guessin' a 629 (.44 mag)
     
  5. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Looks like a S&W 629 to me
     
  6. 56kninja

    56kninja Portland Member

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    Holy s---. What kind of ammo were they using?

    Factory or reloads?

    I wouldn't want to be holding that thing when that happened..
     
  7. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I saw this happen once with a Colt Python. Some idiot bought reloading gear to be able to load "hotter than I can get from the factory". He failed to see the wisdom in purchasing a reloading manual and just took .357 mag primed brass and dipped them in a pail of Unique full to the top and seated a 158gr JHP bullet on top of them.

    The first round he touched off, the results looked almost exactly like the picture of the 629 in this thread.
     
  8. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    That would be why I only shoot my own reloads. I'm sure there was just a weakness in the casting and this guy should sue.:laugh:
     
  9. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Geez what happened? One chamber blew, shattered the cylinder and touched off the round next door by blowing it open?

    I'm glad I wasn't holding that. :paranoid:
     
  10. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    the american way; I screwed something up all by myself, WHO CAN I SUE.
     
  11. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the wheel gun was out of time... or maybe it was the dreaded lock that cause it:bluelaugh::bluelaugh:

    Seriously, I hope the shooter wasn't hurt!
     
  12. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    sarchasm - the gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.
     
  13. candyman

    candyman Scappoose, OR Active Member

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    that bubblegum will buff out
     
  14. candyman

    candyman Scappoose, OR Active Member

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    btw it looks staged to me

    if the round blew like it looks to have the slug would not still be there
     
  15. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't be drinking beer while you reload.
     
  16. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Hey Physicguy aren't those the reloads you were going to give me to try? :D
     
  17. dario541

    dario541 medford, or 97504 Member

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    I have never understood why so many people want a gun that is faster than the next guy's. You cannot see the bullet flying out of the gun. I remember a guy years ago who had a 30-06 rifle and a handgun (don't remember). He would use a pair of pliers, pull the bullet from an 06 case and one handgun case, and pour the handgun powder into the 06 case, crimp it down with the pliers(!), and shoot it! Why he didn't blow his stupid head off I'll never know. I prefer to use ammo and firearms the way they were designed. I think I'll be healthier that way. And, I never have felt the need for a super-dooper high-powered magnum!
     
  18. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Well I figured it would be one less smith with a lock out there :D


    On a side note, H110 makes some scary powerful .44 mag loads. (when used in moderation :thumbup:)
     
  19. powermad

    powermad Portland Active Member

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    Who needs a reloading manual.
    Have ya seen that Kyber pass vid with kids making ammo?
    Git er done.

    Impressive carnage, I hope the shooter needs nothing more than a new set of shorts.

    Misleading post BTW.
    I was fully expecting to see a Glock posted. :laugh:
     
  20. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    I do not EVER want that to happen to a gun I'm shooting !!