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gun blows up

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by slcoutts, Jan 26, 2009.

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  1. slcoutts

    slcoutts TS Member

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    The gun that blew up in Kelowna, B.C. while trapshooting was a new Guerini.
    The gun and ammo were taken by the RCMP for analysis. I was on #5 post.
    An RCMP officer on post 1 sustained a shrapnel injury to the head, #2 was
    the gun that blew up, #3 was not hurt, #4 suffered a severe injury to his
    leg (the side plate of the gun blew a hole right through the inner thigh
    portion of his leg luckily hitting no bone or major artery). Pieces of the
    gun were found close to traphouse 2 ( we were shooting on traphouse 1).
    As to why the gun blew up is speculation. The shooter was an extremely good
    careful shooter with years of esperience. He reloads. The barrel of the
    gun was not damaged but the pins, lugs, sideplates all disintegrated. The
    gun will be examined probably by the RCMP forensic lab.

    Steve Coutts
    Kelowna, B.C.
     
  2. tj303

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    We know changing to a "hotter" primer can dramatically increase pressure. What if one out of a million primers is defective? Sometimes we get primers that won't go bang when struck by a firing pin. But what if the defective primer has to much charge (to hot)? Could an extra hot primer cause the powder to explode (detonate)instead doing a controlled burn? That is my theory and I am sticking to it! TJ
    I wish everybody a speedy recovery.
     
  3. bigbore613

    bigbore613 Active Member

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    If you dance around the edge of a cliff , whats bound to happen ? When I heaar Max load ,Annie loads , scares me and Im not scared of anything. Jeff
     
  4. shadow

    shadow Active Member

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    Obama will fix it.
     
  5. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

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    Jeff, You ain't been married?
     
  6. bigbore613

    bigbore613 Active Member

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    Nope , but all my friennds have twice or more ! Best advice I ever got , " if it Flys , Floats or can Fool around - RENT IT ! LOL. Jeff
     
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