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Old 02-12-2014, 23:58   #1
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This is going to leave a mark.

This is what happens when you put too much powder in any round and this was a 50 cal round.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=963_1392257627
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:35   #2
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The article said it was a factory load in a new rifle.

Scary business.

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Old 02-13-2014, 12:45   #3
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That's why I always weigh my reloads one last time...
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:50   #4
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A link from alelks link claims that it was the first time the gun was fired a commercial ammo was used...LINK.

Don't buy that gun....
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Old 02-13-2014, 13:08   #5
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Poor chap......

He didn't deserve a cameraman like that.
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Old 02-13-2014, 13:18   #6
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A lot of people reload .50 to save money. I'll wager it was overloaded.
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Old 02-13-2014, 19:12   #7
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I did some reading.

The rifle manufacturer has a history of poor construction.

Suspicion is that the rifle's headspace was far in excess.

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Old 02-13-2014, 22:14   #8
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I can't see the vid but if that is a Vulcan .50, beware, it is probably not the ammo but rather a weapon issue....
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