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the Nosler ammo plant in Bend explodes

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by 86-0134, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. 86-0134

    86-0134 north willamette valley Member

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  2. jib

    jib Central OR Active Member

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    It seems everyone will be ok, it could have been much worse.
     
  3. bugeye

    bugeye Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The news keeps calling this place a 'bullet' plant? Did they make cartridges in quantity there or just bullets? Thanks in advance!
     
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    jib Central OR Active Member

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    Dutchy556 Bend, OR Member

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    Foremost they make components but they manufacture their own high end ammo as well - or did. =( There was also pro shop full of very nice guns in there (bought my first shotgun there...).

    I'm sure the Noslers are well ensured but this is still sucks all the employees here locally. Very lucky that no one was injured beyond smoke inhalation...

    ETA: Heard that the damage might not be too bad on one end of the building but I haven't been by to look myself
     
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    dmwebb34 Bend, OR Member

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    My buddy works there and was standing across the street when it went up. He said it was pretty wild. But thank God everyone was ok.

    I think over 1/2 the people are back to work as of today... no word on the cause of the explosion just yet.
     
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    Brandon44647 Portland Member

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    There was an article in the Oregonian yesterday that said, a single shot from a rifle that was being testfired, sparked the fire/explosion. Estimated damages to the building was put at $2.8 mil. Estimated loss of "product" was at $12.8 mil. Thats A LOT of product , not to mention, WHERE was that rifle being fired where it could cause that much loss of product ? :dunno:
    Anyone here ever been there or seen their facility's
     
  8. doobee8

    doobee8 Salem, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I wonder if there will be a "fire sale" or "explosive sale". I'd like to pick up some smokey seconds!