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post #41 of 63
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What is shot out barrel?

post #42 of 63
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Originally Posted by eggboy 

What is shot out barrel?


Some folks are known to do a bit of experimenting with what they shoot for cartridges, some of them get carried away and try to really push things, this can lead to problems with the barrel (just one possible issue).

You really need to know what shape a weapon is in before you put a shell in the gun and proceed to discharge it.   Weapons can kill on both ends and in the middle.

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post #43 of 63

When I was sixteen I bought a new Winchester lever action 30-30 and hated it because it scared the beegees out of me since in order to chamber a round you had to cock it and then had to ease the hammer down to uncock it.  One of the first times I hunted with it the hammer slipped and it fired--never like it after that.  Fortunately I was smart enough to not have it aimed at anything where it would have done damage.  I never shot that gun in anger and ended up trading it for a side-by-side .20.  (I grew up in an area where rifles were allowed for deer hunting and then moved to one where they weren't so didn't need it anyway.)

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I live on 7.5 acres in the western Catskill foothills where I have a 3200 sq.ft veggie garden, 100-plant blueberry patch as well as strawberry and raspberry patches, 4 cats and over 4 dozen chickens: Black Stars, RIR's,  EE's, Brown leghorns, BR's, Buff Orpingtons, Black Australops (including one very happy EE rooster) plus 16 guinea fowl. I've been keeping chickens since I was in high school...



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post #44 of 63
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Originally Posted by woodmort 

When I was sixteen I bought a new Winchester lever action 30-30 and hated it because it scared the beegees out of me since in order to chamber a round you had to cock it and then had to ease the hammer down to uncock it.  One of the first times I hunted with it the hammer slipped and it fired--never like it after that.  Fortunately I was smart enough to not have it aimed at anything where it would have done damage.  I never shot that gun in anger and ended up trading it for a side-by-side .20.  (I grew up in an area where rifles were allowed for deer hunting and then moved to one where they weren't so didn't need it anyway.)


Well,

I never chambered a round until I had a target.

I never cared for semi automatic rifles (and I have two of them) because they chambered and armed after every shot.

I've even seen bolt action rifles discharge upon chambering.

Like I keep saying they kill on the front and rear end and in the middle.

It is like most things you have to keep your wits about you when you have anything more powerful than a Nerf football.

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post #45 of 63
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I get the "can kill from the front and back" but how can it kill from the middle?

post #46 of 63
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Originally Posted by eggboy 

I get the "can kill from the front and back" but how can it kill from the middle?


Breech or barrel malfunction (goes boom and shrapnel is splattered around).

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post #47 of 63
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You mean if it is jammed with dirt or something?

post #48 of 63

No, if the barrel has a weak spot or isn't made properly. Dirt stuck in the barrel usually just splatters everywhere and fills up the riflings making the bullet do weird stuff. If you have a gap between the powder and the bullet in a muzzleoader it will explode. Pressure on a weak spot in the barrel will cause it to blow up and usually it will kill you.

post #49 of 63
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So then what is a breech or barrel malfunction?

post #50 of 63

Caliber 243. Nothing more to say.

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