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K-80 Blowups what area is it happening in

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Dr.Longshot, Dec 2, 2009.

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  1. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    K-80 owners that have had K-80s blow up, where was the problem area? Was it an O/U Bbl? Which Bbl top or bottom?
    Un-single what area of the Bbl let go, and where? Be as specific as possible so we can see if ther is a relationship to other K-80 Blow ups.
    What was the serial number of the gun Omit last 2 digits, interested in the year it was built.

    One step further did you purchase the K-80 New or Used?

    Also list if re-loads were being used, and the load you were using, powdercharge, shot charge, hull, wad, primer.

    If new shells what brand? and load.

    Personal scientific study going on here.


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  2. g7777777

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    You are assuming that they have blown up

    all will get posted here are rumors- thats my bet

    lets see

    Gene
     
  3. 635 G

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    Another rumor to add fuel to the fire. I was told about a Dr. in Florida who was injured when his K-80, Malfunctioned ( I don't want to use the words blown up). In the subsequent attemt at litigation, an out of court settlement was reached and both parties lips are sealed.

    Has anyone out there heard anything about this scenario. Is it fact or just another rumor?

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  4. Dr.Longshot

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    Gene only want replies from the actual owner of the subject K-80s that have had that problem.

    There would be no rumors only actual information.

    They can send their reply to my e-mail address.

    I feel this information is pertinent, may show a weakness or deign defect if it is in a certain area of the K-80.

    I don't know why this info hasn't been asked before.

    Gary Bryant
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  5. eightbore

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    Don't bother to ask about the loads or powder used. It will be hearsay or lies. Stick to the gun and it's serial number. Do you think a guy who blows up his gun knows what the heck he is doing or what he had in his shells?
     
  6. chipking

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    Gene A blown up KX-5 and a Blown up K-80. Not rumors. Gary the pic of the K80 should help answer your question. Both guns were damaged in 2008.


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    Please note that is the remains of an STS hull with the K80.

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  7. hmb

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    In the picture of the K-80 the fore end is almost totally destroyed. But in relation to the damage to the top barrel the fore end was far away. How was the destructive force delivered to the fore end? HMB
     
  8. TOOLMAKER 251

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    High amount of failures in southeastern Pa.
     
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    Barrel blows and the action follows. Pretty hard to explain how an action would blow and the barrel remain intact!!
     
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    Makes no sense to me. It appears to have been something more than a gun failure. Had to have been obstruction or ammo. high 2
     
  11. hmb

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    Bill,

    The ? is a picture of the top lever. Also the chamber is not elongated, the top barrel has changed position in relation to the bottom barrel. The middle barrel hanger is snapped in half. HMB
     
  12. Fox32

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    I heard that Tiger Woods was shooting a K-80 and it blew up and that is what actually caused his injuries not his wife pounding him with a nine iron. Can anybody confirm this???
     
  13. hmb

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    Was he using reloads? HMB
     
  14. Bluerock1

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    I heard she used a 5 iron.
    BR1
     
  15. Dr.Longshot

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    DB-Bill it looks like the bottom Bbl fired first and the Bbl broke loose from the mono bloc and caused the top Bbl to fire, with the Bbl out of the action,
    Why did the Bbls seperate from the Bbl monobloc, were the Bbls still partially attached to each other? What did it look like at the muzzle end?

    I have always wondered about the Bbl Thickness on a K-80 at the mono-bloc, it is not heavy like a Ljutic, Kolar, Perazzi and others.

    Need more pictures of other K-80 failures.

    I would say that this was not caused by a shell.

    Thanx

    Gary Bryant
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  16. Barry C. Roach

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    Looks like the beginning of the blow-out is at the same place as all the rest seen on this site. Just behind the back of the rib.
     
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    A short time ago a poster reported his K80 had a cracked receiver. Since has reported he got a replacement from Kreighoff. There were reports over the past several years of similar cracks found. If these cracks were to go unnoticed what might the result have been?

    If there were a problem with some guns no manufacturer would ever admit it. It would open them up to litigation . So the smart thing to do is offer free replacement of the gun. A very smart practice in my opinion. Surely saves them money. A friend had his let go at our club a few years back, it was replaced and he is very happy with his new gun and has nothing but praise for Kreighoff.

    For along time I didn't understand why such a well built gun was recommended for an annual inspection, I think maybe I do now.

    That said, do I think there could be a problem with all K80's? No I don't.
    I shot my friends one time a couple years before it let go and found it a dream to shoot. never missed a target with it. Would probably own one if I could afford one.
    I would though recommend ,(IMHO) that if you shoot one to have the annual inspections done.


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  18. Barry C. Roach

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    I would be willing to bet that the new "Special" models of the K80 will not have the problems seen in the standard models.
     
  19. hmb

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    Bill,

    Huge amount of damage in addition to blown chamber on top barrel. Seems like more things happened to that gun than can be attributed to an over loaded shell. HMB
     
  20. g7777777

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    Gary- I see you only have speculators here unless these guns belonged to one of the posters

    ?

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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