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Thread: What happens when a 50 cal rifle blows up.

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    What happens when a 50 cal rifle blows up.

    He's a lucky guy.


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    Fk that ,he s a lucky to be alive.Iv seen a 270 explode on the trigger pull.Guy beside me in a shooting comp,thank god for safety glasses.Blu the bolt face and damaged the scope a bit.

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    Insane how the secondary fail safe caused the most damage, very lucky to be alive to talk about it. Anyone know if there were over pressure venting ports on the serbu rifles?

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    Holy sh&t..................... !!!

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    Sheesh

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    Rifle builder said it would need 85,000 psi to do that!

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    Greetings All,
    If a more micky mouse type of breeching for a 50 calibre exists I have no idea what it would be. It just looks weak and Heath Robinson to me. Subject to wear and eventual stripping just as happened. I think that the 85,000 lbf/in2 claim was just arse shielding IMHO.
    Regards Grandpamac.

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    holy smoke Batman!!!!!!!
    I feel for him,I really do.....he has one HUGE hurdle to overcome the first time he shoots rifle again....it starts with a F and rhymes with grinch...... the mind will be SCREAMING ...what the fcuk are you doing???this hurt last time....dont do it dont do it......

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandpamac View Post
    Greetings All,
    If a more micky mouse type of breeching for a 50 calibre exists I have no idea what it would be. It just looks weak and Heath Robinson to me. Subject to wear and eventual stripping just as happened. I think that the 85,000 lbf/in2 claim was just arse shielding IMHO.
    Regards Grandpamac.
    I have to admit I thought the same - no real integrity in that screw-on breech device, if it had been used in conjunction with a back-up locking system it would have been preferable.

    Still feel sorry for the guy, not a good day at the range but God smiled on him a little what with his father and transport being right there.
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    ‘Many of my bullets have died in vain’

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    Wow
    The fail safe was only to close the breech correctly and not an over pressure fail safe

    I guess they assumed that in over pressure the barrel stub would expend and the threads would not let go
    The back thrust must have been colossal to overcome the shank expansion and strip those threads
    I wonder what if any destruction testing was done by the manufacturer ?
    I also wonder if there was significant throat erosion starting in the barrel and it was riveting the projectiles
    There is never just one thing that goes wrong
    It's a cluster F of things that contribute to total failure
    I know this from experience
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    Next time, clamp the 50 cal to a 4 ton table and tie a loonnggg piece of string tied between you and the trigger.

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    interesting the muzzle flash thing..... some of them rounds were definitely different to others....
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    .50 BMG aka 12.7x99 doesn't play. I recall the video of a shooter whose earmuff was knocked off his head by a ricochet at 100 yards. Mother duck, that still gives me cold shivers.
    https://youtu.be/0ABGIJwiGBc

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    It was actually 1000 yds although some reports say 2000 yds. At any rate, at 1000 yds you would think you would be safe.
    There's a whole lot of stuff on Youtube showing blowups. A lot of blown revolvers.
    Some events , you would have to question the competence of the operators.

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    My bad typing, sorry. Yep 1000 yards / 900m it was. Terrifying!!!
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