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Man injured after gun explodes at Livermore

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  1. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    Man injured after gun explodes at Livermore shooting range

    By Sophia Kazmi - Contra Costa Times

    LIVERMORE — Thirteen was not this Hayward man's lucky number.

    The 67-year-old was trap shooting at the Livermore-Pleasanton Rod and Gun Club about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday when the gun exploded after firing the 13th round, said Lt. Kelly Miles of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

    The man, whose name was not released, had just learn how to reload ammunition at the club, located at 4000 Dagnino Road, Miles said.

    Shrapnel from the single-barrel shotgun injured the man's right arm, causing him to bleed heavily, Miles said. He was taken to ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton for treatment.
     
  2. crusha

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    And more importantly...did the Old Bulls file a BS report on the club website and ban his brand of gun from the range?
     
  3. EE

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    ouch...

    EE
     
  4. poacherjoe

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    It was a modified 3200 and it did'nt look very pretty!!!
     
  5. GoldEx

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    "The man, whose name was not released, had just learn how to reload ammunition at the club"

    Obviously he did not learn how!

    JK
     
  6. perazzitm

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    Here is a little video I took of the gun, I was there when it happened.
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  7. perazzitm

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    Here is the rib.
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  8. Jim101

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    What? No Win AAs blamed for this one.


    Jim
     
  9. KENENT1

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    looks like a Gun Club hull.



    tony
     
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    Funny, on Myth Busters they jammed a plug into a Rem 870 and fired it and the barrel did not burst. W wonder what caused this.
     
  11. TP Express

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    perazzitm's photo is bogus. Everyone knows it has to be a K80 to "blow up".
     
  12. Ljutic111

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    Thats suppose to be a 3200 but the barrel looks like an aftermarket single ? I may still blame it on the reload but you never know ??
     
  13. Blueraven81

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    Looks like a pretty nice case, I wonder if it's for sale.

    Anyway, I'm a novice reloader myself, well I've reloaded over 4000 rounds over the last 3 months for my two school shooters so maybe I've graduated to rookie; anyway at least with my MEC 600 Jr or MEC 9000, I find it hard to believe that a reload did this unless the reloader had his head up his a**.

    I will say, I'm just as attentive now after reloading 4000+ rounds as I was on my first one and I inspect each and every reloaded shell.

    If anything looks odd, the shell goes into the recycle bin.

    Blueraven
     
  14. CNR

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    OK
    I,m new to reloading!
    So what is going wrong with a reload that the gun blows up?
     
  15. perazzitm

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    Lujtic111 you are correct that it it an aftermarket barrel, for some reason this shooter wanted to make a 3200 o/u into a combo.
     
  16. g7777777

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    mid forearm or front of forearm was where the burst occurred?

    Seems like a blockage? was there a dud round before this?

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    I'm with Gene, maybe the new reloader forgot some powder and the wad didn't clear?
     
  18. Blueraven81

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    Poacher states that this is a 3200, I'm not that up on shotguns, I assume he's referring to a Remington 3200.

    If that's the case, then isn't the gun a single shot break-open.

    If something went wrong with the previous shell, wouldn't the shooter notice this?

    I have preached to my Sons, whom I reload for, that if they notice anything odd when they shoot they must look down the barrel before they load another shell. They both shoot single shot break-opens.

    If there was no powder in the load, I would imagine this certainly would be noticed by anyone who has shot the gun before.

    Fortunately, I've only had one reload out of 4000+ reloads that had a problem and it was a "non-fire" condition. The primer was dented, but the shell didn't fire.

    Again, this seems like a case of inattentiveness by either the shooter or the reloader or perhaps both. I think from the article they were one in the same.

    If they were one in the same and the previous shell misfired, then the shooter/reloader dropped the ball twice and probably should stick with factory loads.

    Blueraven
     
  19. Jim Porter

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    Enough crap----Get well soon fellow shooter, My prayers are with you!!
     
  20. GunDr

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    Gene, The rupture is right at the chamber, not mid bbl.
     
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